Computer Information Systems
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Computer Informations Systems (CIS) offers the following degrees and certificates:
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Associate in Science Degree
Computer Information Systems
Computer Technology Certificates
PC Software Technician
NW-SCC Cyber Patriot Center
Northwest-Shoals Community College has applied to become a Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. Review the tabs below for more information on NW-SCC’s Cybersecurity Program.
NW-SCC Cybersecurity Partners
Helpful Cybersecurity and Certification Links for CIS Majors
Bug Bounty Links
- Hacksplaining – Security Training for Developers
- Vulnerable Web Apps
- Iron Geek
- OWASP Testing Project
- NETSEC Discussion Board
Valuable Certifications for CIS Majors
CIS Course Descriptions
CIS Related Events and Activities
- 3CS Conference
- SECC Conference
- CISSE Conference
- Southern Region Cyber Security & Technology Symposium
- Cybersecurity Leadership Summit
- Atlanta Cybersecurity Conference
- Memphis Cybersecurity Conference
CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service
CyberCorps: Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government’s critical information infrastructure.
This program provides scholarships that may fully fund the typical costs incurred by full-time students while attending a participating institution, including tuition and education and related fees.
Additionally, participants receive stipends of $22,500 for undergraduate students and $34,000 for graduate students. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation.
CIS Degree & Certificate Options
Everyone who uses a computer should be mindful of and practice good security techniques on their systems to protect both themselves and the College. The tips mentioned below should be applied by all computer users, even if you do not have extremely sensitive data stored on your computer.
- Use strong passwords for all of your accounts.
- Use encryption for file storage where feasible.
- Protect important documents with a password.
- Never share your username and password.
- Do not reuse the same password for all of your important accounts.
- Automatically receive critical updates.
- Use antivirus software and verify proper configuration.
- Back up files as needed.
- Never open suspicious emails or attachments.
- Use SSL or https for online transactions.
- Reformat the hard drive if the owner changes.
- Follow best e-mail practices.
- Browse safely.
- Use a modem and secure operating system, such as Windows 7 or 8 or Mac OSX 10.7 or later.
If you see any suspicious activity on your PC, please report it to the IT department immediately.
NW-SCC CIS/Cyber Security Personnel
Angie Stone, CIS Instructor
Jeff James, CIS Instructor
Phone: 256-331-6234 or 256-331-5346
Dr. Natasha Lewis, CIS Instructor