Computer Information Systems

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

This degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university for completion of a bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a technical emphasis.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Students will gain knowledge and experience in computer programming (C++ or Java) and systems analysis, and a strong foundation in math and physics. This degree is recommended for students wanting to focus on programming and software engineering.

A Quality Education

The program has a high success rate for ICC graduates transferring to a four-year institution.

Get Involved

Network with other students through ICC student organizations including Rotaract, the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Programmer, Coder, Software Developer, Software Engineer, DevOps Developer, Software Architect, System Engineer, IT Manager, IT Director, Technical Operations Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer


24 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

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This program provides students with a good foundation in math and physics which is needed for success in technical computer programming.

Shari Tripp, Professor, Business, Legal & Information Systems
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Computer Information Systems Program?

Get the foundation you need to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. High school coursework English, math, science, coding, and computers is beneficial.
  5. Experience in a computer club or robotics team is beneficial.

What Can I Expect As a Computer Information Systems Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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East Peoria Campus
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