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    Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)
    Certificate of Proficiency (CP)
    Certificate of Specialization (CS)
  • Overview


    Associate in Applied Science

    Certificate of Proficiency

    Certificate of Specialization

    These programs prepare students for careers in the fast-changing world of information systems. Students will learn how to design, develop, use and manage the information technology infrastructure increasingly relied upon by business organizations, governmental agencies and institutions of all kinds. Students will learn to design and implement computer-based solutions to provide the information organizations need to accomplish their goals. Each of the certificate programs gives students a chance to enhance their skills, use current technology and practice a particular aspect of the information systems field.

    Jobs in the field include computer support specialists, computer programmers, systems analysts, network administrators and help desk technicians.

    According to the Missouri Economic and Research Information Center, half of the 10 fastest-growing occupations in Missouri, 2004-2014, are IT-related careers. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts computer analyst employment to increase much faster than average as organizations continue to depend upon and purchase complex technologies.

    Persons interested in information systems should possess:
    Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

    • Ability to think logically and pay close attention to details
    • Ability to work with abstract concepts and perform technical analysis
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

    With funding from the state of Missouri’s Regional Technical Education Council, Centers of Excellence were established in the late 1990s to provide advanced technology training on state-of-the-art equipment for high-wage jobs in high-demand occupations.

    The Center for Emerging and Advanced Information Technolgies, located on the Forest Park campus, specializes in skills-driven, hands-on IT training.

    Center for Emerging and Advanced Information Technologies
    Cisco Networking Academy

  • Career Opportunities


    Job Resources

    • For information on the job outlook in the information systems field, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and search specific job titles. Also available: information on median pay, entry-level education, number of jobs and more.
    • For specific real-time information on wages and job prospects in the STLCC region, visit STLCC Career Coach.
  • Faculty


    Stacy Gee Hollins
    Program Coordinator
    Phone: 314-513-4556

    Tom Cupples
    Program Coordinator
    Phone: 314-513-4631

    Robert Palank, Ph.D.
    Phone: 314-513-4838

    Gustav Adamecz
    Phone: 314-644-9296

    Abdelouahab Amor
    Phone: 314-644-9609

    Janet Ayres
    Phone: 314-644-9960

    Paul Daniel
    Phone: 314-644-9762

    Terri Grote
    Phone: 314-644-9078

    Brenda Kahan
    Phone: 314-644-9229

    Patricia Sherman
    Phone: 314-644-9917

    Craig Chott
    Phone: 314-984-7276

    Tom Cupples, Ed.D.
    Phone: 314-984-7524

    Margaret M. Hvatum
    Phone: 314-984-7518

    June Mercer
    Phone: 314-984-7531

    Bob Miller
    Phone: 314-984-7531

    Gary Sibbitts
    Phone: 314-984-7517

    Donna Babbitt
    Phone: 636-422-2206

  • Additional Information



    The Information Systems program is offered at our Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec campuses. Students make take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five eduction centers, and online.


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