From welding to philosophy, FRCC has a program for you.

Is a bachelor's degree your goal? Our two-year associate degrees (A.A., A.S.) are guaranteed to transfer to four-year public schools in Colorado.

Need skills? Our technical degrees (A.A.S.) and certificates launch you into a career. Some certificates can be completed in just one semester.

Select a campus to see what programs are offered there.  Click on a program name for required classes, contacts, starting salaries, and more.

Computer Information Systems

Offered at: Boulder, Larimer, Westminster, Online

Are you interested in diving into a computer programming degree that gives you hands-on experience in a variety of computer information areas? Our Computer Information Systems degree will give you the experience needed to pursue an exciting degree in this field, with four specific areas to choose from, ranging from Web Development to Database Administration.

This CIS degree is offered online and in the classroom throughout Colorado. FRCC also offers computer programming courses and a variety of computer programming certificates.

Computer Information Systems Degrees

These degrees are for students wanting to complete a two-year A.A.S. degree in Computer Information Systems and enter the workforce. Students explore computer information systems, networking and computer sciences. Depending on the student's focus, they will be prepared to work as an entry-level programmer, web developer, or database administrator. 

A.A.S. in CIS

60-61 credits
(2 years)

Consult with program faculty to create an individualized CIS degree to meet your needs.

Computer Information Systems: See required courses and descriptions.

Offered at Boulder County Campus, Westminster Campus, and Online.

A.A.S. in Database Administration

60-62 credits
(2 years)

This degree focuses on SQL, database design, and database administration.

Database Administration: See required courses and descriptions.

Offered at all campuses and Online.

A.A.S. in Programming

60-62 credits
(2 years)

In this program learn about programming languages such as C++, Java, and Visual Basic.

Programming: See required courses and descriptions.

Offered at all campuses and Online.

A.A.S. in Web Developer

60-62 credits
(2 years)

In this degree program learn about PL/SQL, Javascript, PHP, CSS, HTML, DHTML and graphic design programs such as Adobe Photoshop.

Web Developer: See required courses and descriptions.

Offered at Boulder County Campus, Westminster Campus, and Online.

Transfer Options

Regis University

FRCC students can transfer their A.A.S. CIS degree to Regis and choose to pursue a B.A.S. degree in computer information systems or a B.S. degree in computer information systems, computer networking, or computer sciences. Learn more.

Certificates

Applications Specialist

12 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level employment positions as data entry and data processing operators using most major types of business applications: word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation graphics.

Applications certificate: See required courses and descriptions. 

Offered at all campuses and online.

 

Database

12-13 credits 
(1 semester)

This certificate prepares you for entry-level positions in a business environment that requires an understanding of a Structured Query Language (SQL), database design skills and database administrative tasks. 

Database certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

Offered at all campuses.

Programming

20 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for the application of programming languages such as C++, Java and Visual Basic. It includes courses in a combination of computer information systems as well as computer science.

Programming certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at all campuses and online.

Web Developer

24 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program provides entry-level skills for web development, including PL/SQL, Javascript, PHP, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, cascading stylesheets, DHTML, JavaScripts and CGI forms.

Web Developer certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at all campuses and online.

CIS Jobs & Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Computer Programmer $59,707
$96,103
$114,301
Database Administrator
$58,733
$92,786
$109,812
Web Developer $41,317
$71,749
$86,583

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Statistics Survey (2017)

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