Computer Information Services

The reliance of business on computers and technology demands skilled workers to meet the needs of today’s employers. Employment of computer network specialists is projected to grow faster than average for all occupation as demand increases due to businesses expanding their use of wireless and mobile networks. Programming, repair, design, networking and information security are all part of the computer industry. 

Program Description

Students in the CIS program learn in the classroom, virtually (online) and in group settings to diagnose and repair computers, set-up computer networks and prepare for various computer technician certifications. Special emphasis is also put on the latest cyber-security protocols and the prevention of computer hacking. The class participates in several student organization leadership events, including Business Professionals of America (BPA) and SkillsUSA. Students are able to earn Jackson College credit and industry certifications as part of this class.

To Be Successful

Students in this class are interested in computers – what makes them work and how can they make them work better. They are creative at diagnostic and repair and will understand networking concepts and cyber-security strategies.

Student Organizations

Business Professionals of America (BPA)

Related Careers

Note: Additional education may be required.

  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Repair
  • Network Technician
  • Information Assurance/Security
  • E-Business
  • Software Application Specialist

High School Credit*

*The LISD TECH Center recommends the academic credit listed. Credit can only be awarded by local districts.

  • 1.0 4th Math
  • 1.0 Online Learning
  • 1.0 3rd Science requirement
  • 1.0 World Languages (in lieu of)

College Credit Opportunities*

*College credit can only be awarded by the college or university. Certain requirements must be met outside of completing the class.

  • Baker College
  • Davenport University
  • Jackson College
  • Washtenaw Community College

Certification Opportunities


  • Security +
  • Linux +
  • VCP
  • A+ Certification
  • Network + Certification
  • CISCO Certified
  • CCNA
  • Entry Network Technician


Bob Jones brings 47 years of experience in the computer industry to the Computer Information Services program.  He received his BS in Business from Indiana University and his Master’s degree in Education (Career and Technical Education) from the University of Toledo.  Bob has taught for 16 years at the LISD TECH Center, Jackson College, and Owens Community College in Toledo.  He has certifications in A+, Net+, and Project+.

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