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The COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS curriculum emphasizes web design and development, programming, database, networking, and security. With this degree, students are prepared for professional advancement in a wide variety of careers in information systems and/or graduate education. The speed of technological change is reflected in their course work, preparing students to expect and meet the needs for lifelong learning.

Career Opportunities for Computer Information Systems majors:

  • Customer service: helpdesk technician or troubleshooting analyst within a company or for a company that provides external support.
  • Web and Application Development and Marketing: Develop website and mobile applications for businesses to better market their products and services.
  • Manage business information networks and data as a database administrator, manager, or developer.
  • e-Commerce: Develop ways for businesses to market and sell their products and services through electronic devices. Develop or support new technology to facilitate business transactions.  
  • Information Security: Manage and protect sensitive data from external threats.
  • Networking Technology Specialists design and build wired and wireless networks to share information and data among network clients. 

 Recent graduates from the Computer Information Systems program:

  • Ricky Stanley (Football, Class of 2010) works as a field support analyst for UNC Nash Healthcare in Rocky Mount, NC.
  • Jarrett Hedgepeth (Class of 2011) is a full time instructor in Networking Technologies at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, NC.
  • Heather Watson (Class of 2011) is a support analyst for West, Inc. in Rocky Mount, NC.


Computer Information Systems Faculty Contacts:

Sherry Holland, M.S.
Instructor of CIS
American Intercontinental University
(252) 985-5272
Jacqueline Lewis, Ph.D.
CIS Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor of CIS
North Central University
(252) 985-5170
Jeananne Kenney, M.A.Ed.
Assistant Professor of CIS
East Carolina University
(252) 985-5120