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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 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.

Offered at all campuses and online.

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.
  • 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.

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.

Applications certificate: See required courses.

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.

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.

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 $56,195
Database Administrator
Web Developer $38,017

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Statistics Survey (2015)

Learn more about employment and career pathways in this industry.

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