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Information technology is a vital component of modern life. With training in sophisticated technical tools and information security, PCC’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) program will give you a competitive edge in this essential and dynamic field.


Salary and benefit packages vary greatly between employers and positions. Wage estimates for students with an associate degree in Oregon range from $18,817 to $75,739 with the average being $45,915 ($19/hour).

The Oregon Employment Department forecasts Portland area growth for computer information systems jobs ranges from 11%-18% through 2027.

Why choose Computer Information Systems at PCC?

PCC’s Computer Information Systems program prepares you for careers in computer networking and information software. We provide training in the programming languages, tools, and technologies used in today’s IT industry. Whether you are new to information technology or an IT professional, who seeks to update or expand your skillset, we have the classes you need.

What will you learn?

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    PCC’s program is designed to develop your skills in areas such as organization and communication, programming languages, working as part of a team of users and technicians, structured design methodology, secure computing, and using the computer as a business problem-solving tool.

    Topics covered in the CIS program include:

    • Database development
    • Network administration
    • Cybersecurity
    • Programming and application development
    • Project management
    • Web development

    What will you do?

    Some typical entry-level jobs in this field include:

    • Computer support specialist
    • Database administrator assistant
    • Junior programmer
    • Network defense technician
    • Cybersecurity technician
    • IT tech support
    • Software tester
    • Web developer
    • System administrator

    Some of the employers that have hired PCC CIS graduates include:

    • City of Portland
    • Cisco
    • Comcast
    • Intel
    • Kaiser
    • Mentor Graphics
    • Moda Health
    • Nike
    • OHSU
    • PacifiCorp
    • PCC
    • Portland Public Schools
    • Precision Castparts
    • Quicken Loans
    • Safeway
    • SAIF Corp
    • US Bancorp
    • Yahoo