Associate of Applied Science in
AAS in Computer Information Systems: Computer Software Technology Sauk Valley Community College
Graduates of the Computer Software Technology program are prepared to enter the workforce as information support staff, administrative assistants, or other office positions in private business and governmental organizations. Majors study the theory, design, development, and application of computer technology to computer information systems and develop an in-depth knowledge of major business software packages' operation and structure. The degree allows the student to choose electives towards a student-selected specialization in information systems to support administrative assistant roles in general business, legal offices, or medical offices.
The rapid spread of computers and computer-based technologies has generated a need for skilled, highly trained workers in recent years. Computers have become essential to the operation of stores, banks, colleges and universities, governmental agencies, hospitals, factories, and much other profit and non-profit entities in our society. Employment for CIS graduates is expected to grow as organizations seek new applications for computers and improvements to the software already in use. Employers are increasingly interested in employees who can combine areas of technical expertise or who are adaptable, can learn and incorporate new skills, and can find opportunities for increased efficiency through the use of automation.