Computer Information Systems A.A.S.

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The creation and management of computer information systems is at the heart of any thriving business.

In the SUNY Morrisville Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in computer information systems, you develop the skills needed to employ information systems that helps organizations thrive and grow.

Courses focus on interactive program development in a networked, client/server programming environment. You will study languages such as Java and Visual Basic and also learn how to use the latest software packages for spreadsheets, graphics, database, communications and multimedia development.

Additional courses in accounting, business, liberal arts, mathematics and physical science round out the diverse program, preparing you for employment as an entry-level computer programmer, programmer analyst or network technician, an office systems manager or system analyst trainee, or a computer operator or computer salesperson.

You can enhance your college experience through a variety of related clubs. The SUNY Morrisville Competitive Gaming Club creates a community for interested gamers through education, sportsmanship, competitive multiplayer gaming and attendance at gaming-related events. Additionally, the SUNY Morrisville Technology Club brings together students, faculty and staff who are interested in computer systems, computer information, networking computers and using computers for our community.

The college is one of the first to annually host Global Game Jam® (GGJ), the world’s largest on-site game creation event which gives teams of artists, hobbyists, programmers and gamers throughout the world a chance to brainstorm, innovate, collaborate and develop new ideas for game design over the course of 48 hours.

If you decide to continue your education, you can choose one of our five baccalaureate degree programs in information technology.

Labor Market Data

SUNY Morrisville provides Burning Glass labor market data to illustrate current trends in careers related to our academic programs. The below information is drawn from Burning Glass's data for job postings related to this program in the Northeast United States (New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019.

Market Salary

Market Salary shows the salary that graduates who remain in the region can expect to find with their degree. Expect to earn a salary close to the median (50th percentile) with your degree from SUNY Morrisville. Your actual salary could be lower (10th percentile) or higher (90th percentile), depending on factors such as location and certification requirements.

Top 10 Regional Employers for this Program

The list below displays the regional employers who have had the most job postings requiring skills you’d gain from this program.

  1. Best Buy
  2. General Dynamics
  3. Northrop Grumman
  4. Anthem Blue Cross
  5. US Government
  6. Army National Guard
  7. IBM
  8. Alexander Group
  9. Raytheon
  10. NTT Data

Top 10 Job Titles for this Program

These are the job titles you are most likely to see listings for, when graduating from this program.

  1. Systems Administrator
  2. Information Technology Specialist
  3. Desktop Support
  4. Help Desk Technician
  5. Desktop Support Technician
  6. Help Desk Analyst
  7. Technical Support Specialist
  8. Network Administrator
  9. Information Technology Technician
  10. Senior Systems Administrator