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Every Business Needs Information Technology (IT) Experts. That Expert Can Be You!

Information Technology (IT) is at the heart of every major business and institution, from hospitals and universities to entertainment studios and banks. Job opportunities are booming and you can start your tech career path with Cabrillo College's Computer Information Systems (CIS).

IT includes rapidly emerging and evolving computer hardware, software, networking, telecommunications, Internet, programming, and information systems technologies. CIS courses allow students to update job skills or prepare for careers in IT as well as transfer to four-year institutions.

Our two Associate of Science Degrees, two Certificates of Achievement, one Skills Certificates and three Certificate of Completion prepare both students who are looking to start their IT career and those IT professionals who want to refresh their skills for their current job or are looking to prepare for a promotion. We also offer free non credit classes.

If you’re a problem-solver who likes to stay ahead of the curve, IT could be a great fit for you!

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Career Opportunities

Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2021 to 2023, much faster than the average for all occupations. This increase is expected to result in about 682,800 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 418,500 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.

Here are some samples - review median salaries and featured careers to discover the opportunities that await you!

Join Cabrillo's IT Institute this Spring

Get a jumpstart on your IT knowledge and skills. Take 7 classes in just 11 weeks with daily and weekly support from IT Institute faculty and staff. Plus, get career and life skills coaching along the way!

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Want to learn more?

Check out the Getting Started page or talk with an Academic Counselor by emailing or calling the department to schedule an appointment at 831-479-6274.

Fall 2024 CIS Classes

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Start With These Fall Courses!

CIS 71 | IT Essentials

Learn how to repair and build computer hardware, problem-solving skills and troubleshoot applications and devices.

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CIS 81 | Introduction to Networks

Explore network architecture, structure, functions, and models of the Internet and more.

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Pick a Pathway

Cloud Pathway: Become an expert in the collection and storage of big data.

CIS 90 | Intro to Unix/ Linux

Discover the UNIX/Linux operating system, including hands-on experience with commands, files, tools and terminal interface.

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Cybersecurity Pathway: Protect systems, networks, and devices from cyber attacks.

CIS 75 | Fundamentals of Computer Security

Study the foundation of organizational Information Technology Security and Risk Management.

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Go from Cabrillo to Career with Computer Information Systems!
Classes start on August 26!