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

Computer Information Systems Degree

A.A.S. in CIS

60-62 credits
(2 years)

The computer information systems program offers four AAS degrees in programming, web development, database administration or a customized CIS degree that is more related to your employment plans. Depending on your focus, you could qualify to work as an entry-level programmer or web developer or database administrator.

See CIS course descriptions. 

Students choose from the following four CIS degrees. See required courses for: 

  • Computer Information Systems - consult with program faculty to create an individualized CIS degree to meet your needs. (Not offered at Larimer Campus.)
  • Database Administration - learn about SQL, database design, and database administration.
  • Programming - learn about programming languages such as C++, Java, and Visual Basic.
  • Web Developer- learn about PL/SQL, Javascript, PHP, CSS, HTML, DHTML and graphic design programs such as Adobe Photoshop.

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.

Other Colorado Four-Year Schools

If you intend to transfer into a computer-related major at a four-year college or university, consult your FRCC faculty advisor.


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. 

Offered at all campuses and online.



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.

Offered at all campuses.


20 credits
(2 semester)

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.

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.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at all campuses and online.

CIS Jobs & Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Computer Programmer $59,707
Database Administrator
Web Developer $41,317

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

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