Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Degree Options

Lake Superior College offers eleven different computer career programs. Degrees, diplomas and certificates are available in cybersecurity, programming, computer support and networking, and web design.

CIS Degrees
Program Name Degree Credits
Computer and Web Programming Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) 72 cr.
Network Administration and Cybersecurity Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) 72 cr.
Business and Technology Associate of Science (A.S.) 60 cr.
Computer Technology Associate of Science (A.S.) 60 cr.
Network Administration and Cybersecurity Diploma 58 cr.
Computer and Web Programming Diploma 57 cr.
Computer and Web Programming Certificate 30 cr.
Cyber Defense Certificate 30 cr.
Cyber Security Certificate 30 cr.
Network Administration and Security Certificate 30 cr.
PC Support Technician Certificate 21 cr.

Delivery: Daytime and Evening Classes offered Face-to-Face or Online. All programs are offered completely online as well as on-campus.
Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Full-Time or Part-Time

LSC Center for Cybersecurity
High School Cybersecurity
CIS Transfer Agreements
Computer Requirements
Resources

Want to Learn More?
Contact Student Services at
(218) 733-7601 or
(800) 432-2884 ext. 7601

Opportunities at Lake Superior College

Computer and Web Programming: This program is offered on-campus and online. Options include a 72-credit Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, a 58-credit diploma or a 30-credit certificate program, depending on the level of skill you would like to accomplish. All programs build the skills necessary to develop and maintain effective web sites, Windows and mobile applications.

Network Administration and Cybersecurity: The Network Administration and Cybersecurity degree combines both networking and systems administration fundamentals, with a focus on defensive strategies to securing systems. Students completing this degree and related certificate(s) can apply for jobs as: Computer User Support, Systems Analyst, Network/Systems Administrator, Information Security Analysts, Network/Systems Support, and Computer Network Support Specialists. In addition, students can sit for the following industry certifications:

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Security+

Visit cyberseek.org for information on cybersecurity employment growth across
the country.

Business and Technology: This 60-credit Associate in Science degree program prepares students for study in information technology. This degree is intended as a transfer degree to prepare students for continued studies at a baccalaureate institution.

Computer Technology: This 60-credit Associate in Science degree program prepares students for study in the fields of information and computer technology. Students will receive a certificate in Computer and Web Programming or Network Administration and Security.

Cybersecurity: This 18-credit certificate is designed for students with prior computer
or networking experience to learn security concepts to harden operating systems. The program will help prepare students for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification. This program also transfers
into LSC’s Cyber Defense certificate and the Network Administration and Cybersecurity diploma and AAS degrees.

Cyber Defense: This 30-credit certificate is designed to prepare students for a career in computer and networking security. The program will help prepare students for the following certifications: CompTIA Net+, CompTIA Security+ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). This program also transfers into LSC’s Network Administration and Cybersecurity diploma and AAS degrees.

Why LSC?

  • Lake Superior College is affordable, with the third lowest tuition rates in the Minnesota State college system.
  • 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio and zero large lecture halls mean that you will interact one-on-one with your instructors.
  • Enjoy all the natural beauty and endless recreation opportunities in Duluth, Minnesota, named Outside Magazine’s best 2014 town in America.

Career Information

Computer Information Systems Instructors

Thomas Gustafson, Instructor

Tom Gustafson

Instructor
thomas.gustafson@lsc.edu
(218) 733-7773

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Anup Parajuli, Instructor

Anup Parajuli

Instructor
anup.parajuli@lsc.edu
(218) 733-5955

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Matt McCullough, Instructor

Matt McCullough

Instructor
matthew.mccullough@lsc.edu
(218) 733-6943

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Shawn Mitchell, Instructor

Shawn Mitchell

Instructor
shawn.mitchell@lsc.edu
(218) 733-7619

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Tom Janiki, Instructor

Tom Janicki

Instructor
thomas.janicki@lsc.edu
(218) 733-6929

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