In Berkshire Community College's (BCC) CIS programs, you'll learn how to design, develop, manage and maintain sophisticated technologies that are used everywhere — from local to global organizations. Learn about CIS program options for Business Systems, Computer Science, Networking and Cybersecurity, and Programming.
Business Systems (A.S.)
This program provides the skills and knowledge to transfer for further study, or to pursue a career in a business environment.
Computer Science (A.S.)
The Computer Science option gives the student a technical understanding of computer systems.
Networking and Cybersecurity (A.S.)
This option teaches a technical understanding of computer systems and computer networking and cybersecurity.
The Networking Certificate option is designed to provide a foundation set of skills to begin a successful career in computer networking.
Programming – Business (Certificate)
BCC's certificate program emphasizes the C++ programming language, as well as some basic business, math and science courses.
Programming – Technical (Certificate)
The Technical option emphasizes C++ and web programming languages, as well as some general education courses.
- Cryptologic Technician
- Cybersecurity Administrator
- Cybersecurity Operations Technologist
- Data Integrity Associate
- Digital Marketing
- Information Professional
- IT Tech Support
- Network Systems Engineer
- Software Engineer
- System Programmer Web Applications
- General Dynamics
- Adams Community Bank
- Berkshire Bank
- Greylock Federal Credit Union
- Mad Macs
- Berkshire County Cities and Towns
- The Commonwealth of MA
- Berkshire County School Administration
U.S. Labor Statistics
The median annual wage for computer and information systems managers was $159,010 in May 2021. Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 48,500 openings for computer and information systems managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
Testimonial: Jeremy Patterson, Networking
It's not that I'm super-smart, I just work really hard. There were many nights were I was up until 3 a.m. working on programming code – C++ and Java. I really needed to work at it. But, because of all our hard work, my wife and I purchased our first home last April and now our kids will never have to worry about moving again.