For a student who wants or needs to enter the workforce after only two years of study, the Computer Information Systems Department offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in CIS. This can lead to career positions such as Computer Support (or Help Desk) Specialist, Web Developer, or Network Administrator (the latter may require additional specialized training).
The Computer Information Systems courses at Palo Alto College include both lecture and hands-on instruction. Many of the courses include an embedded lab which requires work outside the classroom time. There are 3 options available for students pursuing AAS degrees in Computer Information Systems. They are: Computer Support Specialist, Information Technology Security Academy, and Network Administration (Cisco Network Associate).
Mr. William Burke, Health & Human Services Commission
Mr. Arnold Galloway, IMS
LTC Edward Jakes, Lackland AFB
Mr. Wavell Watson, Preferred Consulting Inc
Mr. Rick Aukerman, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Mr. Frank Free, Rackspace
Mr. Ivan Chestnutt, MITRE Corporation
Mr. Ricardo Bartra, Philips Consumer Lifestyle
Mr. Richard Cavin, Valley Telephone Cooperative