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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 Degree

Offered at: Boulder, Larimer, Westminster, Online

A.A.S. in CIS

60 credits
(2 years)

An A.A.S. degree in Computer Information Systems makes you job-ready with training on up-to-date software and hardware. Depending on your focus, you could qualify to work as an entry-level programmer or web developer or database administrator.

See CIS course descriptions.

Offered at all campuses and online.

Choose to specialize in one of these four areas: 

  • Computer Information Systems - create an individualized CIS degree to meet your needs.
  • Database Administration - learn about several different databases.
  • Programming - learn about Access databases, C++ programming language, Java, and Visual Basic.
  • Web Developer- learn about SQL, Javascript, PHP, and various graphic design programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and motion graphic design software.

Note: Electives must be selected from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.


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.

Offered at all campuses and online.

Applications certificate: See required courses.


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.

Offered at all campuses and online.

Programming certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

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.

Offered at all campuses and online.

Web Developer certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

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.

CIS Jobs & Salaries

Entry Average Experienced
Computer Programmer $57,116
Database Administrator
Web Developer $36,869

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Statistics Survey (2014)

Learn more about employment and career pathways in this industry.

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