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Computer Information Systems

Getting Started

The job growth for information technology (IT) jobs is expected to continue to be significant. The increasing reliance on technology, digital transformation efforts across industries, and the continued expansion of emerging technologies are driving the demand for IT professionals.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11% from 2019 to 2029, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. The jobs in Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing are growing faster than they can hire!

Get the skills you need to get started down these exciting and rewarding career paths!

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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

Hands-on experience with commands, files, and tools in the Unix/Linux operating system.


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

CIS 75 | Fundamentals of Computer Security

Study organizational information technology security and risk management.

Mon/Wed 6:30 PM - 7:50 PM | Hyflex

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*HyFlex classes offer students the choice to attend live lectures in-person, watch live lectures online, or view recorded lectures on own.

Degree, Certificates, and Courses


Information Technology (IT) - Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Information Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) program prepares you for a career in information technology occupations such as network and system administrator, computer support specialist, information security analyst, computer network support specialist, and network and computer systems administrator. You can develop or update fundamental IT or transfer to a four-year institution.


Core Courses

More info for these degrees, certificates, and courses.

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Computer Support Specialist (CSS)

The Computer Support Specialist (CSS) program at Cabrillo prepares students for a career in the field of computer technical support. Courses provide hands-on experience with computer hardware and software, basic networking and help desk concepts. The program emphasizes communication skills, which are critical to success in this field. This program helps prepare students for CompTIA certification exams like the A+, Network+ and Security+.


Core Courses

More info for these degrees, certificates, and courses

Transfer Pathways

If you are thinking of transferring to a program to complete your Bachelors Degree, we recommend you work with the Counseling Department first to understand your options.

Bachelors Degree programs in IT

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Non Credit Classes

Explore the IT field and obtain valuable certifications for FREE with noncredit classes designed to prepare students for employment. Receive a Google IT Support, CCNA Certification Prep, or A+ Certification Prep certificate after completing two noncredit courses! Read more about these classes and certificates.

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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Financial Aid

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program intended to support individuals who are seeking to improve their earning potential and career options by increasing skill levels, educational levels, and/or obtaining industry-relevant certification or licensure. Eligible students receive individual orientation and needs assessment, specialized academic counseling, and funds for training expenses, including enrollment fees, required textbooks, school supplies, uniforms and other required tools and materials. They may also receive reimbursement for transportation expenses.

Cabrillo College offers many other financial aid options for you to consider.

Want to learn more?

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