Computer Information Systems


Program Description


The Business and Computer Information Division provides students with the intellectual foundations and quality business and technical education so they may assume productive careers in a dynamic and demanding world market.

The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems (Programming Emphasis) will prepare you for an entry-level position as a computer programmer, systems analyst, or database administrator. It will also prepare you for transfer to NAU-Yuma to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Technology. You will learn to write computer programs, do systems analysis, and use databases in a business environment.

The Computer Information Systems certificate prepares you for an entry-level position as a computer programmer, systems analyst, or database administrator. Courses may also transfer to NAU-Yuma toward a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Technology.

The Computer Security certificate will develop a knowledge of Information Security and methodologies that contribute to participate successfully in the Information Security and Assurance workforce. You will learn topics such as Information Technology risks, vulnerabilities, and protection requirements for new and emerging technologies.

The Networking certificate prepares you for a position relating to computer networking, managing of facilities, and network administrator responsibilities. You will develop a basic knowledge of computer networking.

Degree(s) / Certificates(s)


Title Local Bachelor's
Computer Information Systems - A.A.S. Occupational Degree -
Computer Information Systems - CERT Occupational Certificate -
Computer Security - CERT Occupational Certificate -
Networking - CERT Occupational Certificate -

Contact Information


Faculty/Staff Contact(s)
Name Title Phone Email
Stuart Gibson Associate Dean of Business, Social and Behavioral Sciences (928) 317-6417 Stuart.Gibson@azwestern.edu
Bradley Baird Professor of Business and Computer Information Systems (928) 344-7781 bradley.baird@azwestern.edu
Amanda Smith Professor of Computer Science (928) 344-9521 amanda.smith@azwestern.edu
Salil Dhawan Professor of Computer Information Systems (928) 317-7675 Salil.Dhawan@azwestern.edu