Catalog 2018-2019 
    Jan 27, 2022  
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Applied Technology & Trades Center, Room 223D, 970.339.6252

Program Chair:

Ellen Swieter, 970.339.6522

Advisors and Faculty:

Jennifer Bailey, 970.339.6489 (specializes in programming)

Greyson Brown, 970.339.6289 (specializes in database management)

Lee Devlin, 970.339.6240 (specializes in web development)

Kenny McDaniel, 970.339.6687 (specializes in networking)

Degrees/Certificate Offered:

Computer Information Systems (two-year A.A.S. Degree)

Computer Science (four-year B.S. Degree Franklin University or Regis University)

Management Information Systems (four-year B.S. Degree Franklin University)

C# Programming (two-semester Certificate)

Cyber Security Specialist (three-semester Certificate)

Database Administration (two-semester Certificate)

Information Technology (three-semester Certificate) 

Object Oriented Programming: Mobile Applications (three-semester Certificate)  

Network Analyst (two-semester Certificate)

UNIX (two-semester Certificate)

Web Page Development (two-semester Certificate)

Essential Skills:

  • Visual Acuity
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Ability to Communicate, Comprehend, Read, and Write English
  • Behavioral Stability
  • Cognitive Ability and Critical Thinking Skills

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of directory structure and file management
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using one or more popular operating systems
  • Utilize the foundational knowledge of logic and programming to create programs and applications in a variety of modern platforms
  • Demonstrate the ability to use problem solving techniques
  • Demonstrate the ability to use problem solving to debug a script or program
  • Possess an understanding of the foundations and topology of a network
  • Possess an understanding of how the network communicates
  • Demonstrate an understanding of network engineering and security
  • Demonstrate an understanding of network fundamentals and components
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize industry standard applications
  • Demonstrate an understanding of software engineering concepts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of databases
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the web design and web based applications


Potential Opportunities: The Computer Information Systems A.A.S. degree program is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions in one of the following areas: Data Base Administration, Web Development, Networking and Programming.

It is important to understand that the computer courses require extensive lab time beyond the scheduled class time.

Registration Requirement: The Computer Information Systems degree requires assessment testing in Reading and Arithmetic. 

Students who earn a D or lower grade in a course that is a prerequisite to another course may not enroll in the higher level course. They are strongly advised to repeat the prerequisite course and demonstrate mastery of the material by earning a grade of C or better.

General Education Requirements: A minimum of 15 credit hours of General Education Courses are required with advisor’s approval.

Computer Information Systems Advisory Committee

Dan Balsamo, Zebra Technologies

Michelle Longwell, Weld County

Eric Lund, Weld County

Patrick McDougle, Colorado State University

Brian Walker, U.S.D.A.

Jamin Walters, Solarwinds


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