Computer Information Systems

Do you want a career that lives at the intersection of technology and business? Successful organizations rely on integrated technological solutions to carry out their business operations, interact with both suppliers and customers, and excel in the marketplace. In the Computer Information Systems (CIS) program, you’ll learn how to design, develop, manage, and maintain sophisticated technologies that are used everywhere—from local to global organizations.

The CIS program's comprehensive curriculum will equip you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in technology-related roles, such as a data scientist, help desk technician, technology trainer, and more. This program will also prepare you for industry-recognized certification exams, including the Oracle Corporation OCA, AWS Cloud Practitioner certifications, and the CompTIA A+.

Make it happen! Enroll today to start your journey.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Associate Degrees and University Transfer
Associate in Business, Special Requirements
Information Technology
Fast Track Certificate, which can be completed in two semesters or less.

As a GateWay Community College student in this field, you are able to start your bachelor's degree at a significant savings. Through partnerships with our state universities, you are able to transfer many of your credits earned at GateWay. 

New Fall 2023 Academy Offerings 

Designed with students' busy lives in mind, these programs offer a predictable Mon/Tues/Wed evening schedule, allowing you to balance your real-life commitments. With two classes per eight-week block and consistent time formats throughout the first year (Fall, Spring, and Summer), you can efficiently plan your life while earning two certificates toward your aligned AAS degree. Don't miss out on this opportunity to pursue your passion for technology and enhance your career prospects.

Fall 2023 Code Academy Classes (full course list)

CIS105 Survey Computer Info Systems
CIS126DL LINUX Operating System
CIS133DA Internet/Web Dev Lev I
CIS166AA Introduction to Javascript

Fall 2023 Cybersecurity Academy Classes (full course list)

CIS126DL LINUX Operating System
CNT140AB Intro to Networks
CNT150AB Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials
MST150WT Install and Config Windows 10

Review the course requirements for complete details. Work with an advisor regarding pathways to transfer credits to one of the state universities. 

Some of the course work includes:

  • A survey of computer information systems
  • A variety of operating systems
  • Database management
  • Popular programming languages

Program delivery methods include day and evening classes on campus, online and self-paced courses of study.

Watch video to learn more about the accounting, business and IT programs at GateWay Community College.

Program Location

Washington Campus

Program Cost Estimates*

Certificate of Completion:  $1,868
Associate of Applied Science:  $5,774

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.