Computer Science, Programming and Management Information Science
Sacramento is known as "Silicon Valley East" because of the large number of computer and high-tech companies in the greater Sacramento metropolitan area. Over 500 local businesses hire employees in the computer industry, especially those who can write computer programs in a variety of languages. The Computer Information Science Department offers courses in many of the current languages popular in programming, including Java, C and C++.
Students wishing to transfer
If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree in this major, it is CRITICAL that you Make an appointment to contact a SCC Counselor for guidance in adhering to transfer requirements.
Computer Science - Certificate and Degree
The Computer Science program is designed for students preparing for careers in computer programming and systems analysis. It provides a foundation in currently used and advanced programming languages, databases and operating systems. Technical positions include: computer operator, computer programmer, systems analyst, database administrator, computer support or help desk specialist, Web developer, and application developer.
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SCIENCE - Certificate and Degree
The Management Information Science program is designed for students preparing for careers in business to effectively use and manage computers. The focus of the program is to develop student proficiency in a variety of computer applications and operating systems so that they may produce timely and accurate information. Elective courses give an opportunity to develop further skills in computer programming, database management, networking, Web development, and information systems security.
Computer skills and experience are needed for technical support staff, end-user consultants, network administrators, database specialists, information systems managers/specialists, programmers/analysts, software specialists, systems analysts, technical writers, information systems security specialists, and webmasters.
This certificate provides the basic proficiencies required of computer programmers for entry-level software technician positions or further study in Computer Science.
Professor Amy Zannakkis
Professor Michael Dixon
Professor Sandra Feder
Professor Tim Wei
CIS Full-time Faculty
- Kevin Anderson - Security, Core, Apps
- Michael Dixon - Programming
- Bruce Douglass - Apps, Core
- Karen Parks - Apps, Core
- Bryan Krofchok - Programming, Web, Core
- Sandra Feder - Programming, Web, Core
- Pat Hogarty - Core
- Sheley Little - Web, Core, Apps
- Laurie Smedley - Apps
- Tim Taylor - Networking
- Tim Wei - Programming
- Amanda Zannakis - Programming, Core
CIS Adjunct Faculty
- Lewis Bair - Core, Apps
- Bill Beacon - Apps, Core
- G. Bennett
- P. Bryant - Apps
- P. McGuire - Security
- Thomas Moore - Apps, Core
- Diane Perreault - Apps
- Janelle Pettler - Core, Web
- Matt Silveira, Security
Business & Computer Information Science Division
Monday through Thursday: 8:00am–6:00pm
Division Website: scc.losrios.edu/buscis
Division Office - B213 Business Building
Dean of Business and Computer Information Science
Dr. Deborah L. Saks