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 data and how it can be secured and organized to benefit organizations? The AAS Degree in Data Administration allows you to explore SQL, database design and database administration practices for efficiency, security and server maintenance.

You may also be interested in exploring a variety of areas within computer information systems such as web development, networking, and computer science. We offer a variety of courses that you can work with faculty to create an AAS degree in Computer Information Systems to better meet your employment needs.

Database Administration Degree

A.A.S. in Database Administration

60 credits
(2 years)

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

Database Administration degree: See required courses and descriptions.

Offered at all campuses and Online.

Computer Information Systems (CIS) Degree

A.A.S. in CIS

60 credits
(2 years)

Consult with program faculty to create an individualized CIS degree to meet your needs. This degree allows you to explore a variety of areas within computer information systems, including web development, networking and computer science.

Computer Information Systems degree: 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. 


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.


12 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.


Scholarship Opportunity

Students that live in Larimer County and enroll in these certificates may be eligible for scholarship funding to help pay for tuition, fees and other expenses from the Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development (LCEWD) department.

CIS Jobs & Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Database Administrator & Architects
Web Developer $46,912

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Statistics Survey (2021)

What You Will Learn

  1. Demonstrate foundation skills in computer information systems, programming, database, and scripting.
  2. Interpret problem statements and create requirements to solve system-level problems.
  3. Compile a portfolio of work from technical courses.
  4. Prepare for industry certifications where applicable.
  5. Exhibit basic office application skills.
  6. Demonstrate appropriate work-ethic traits through personal conduct and effective teamwork.
  7. Display business soft skills such as technical writing, documentation, communications, statistics, ethics, and management.
  8. Demonstrate comprehension of enterprise-level architecture and scalability.
  9. Demonstrate basic and advanced skills in virtualized and cloud environments.
  10. Reflectively locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, and apply information across multiple forms of media to a defined question or problem.

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