About the CIS Department

Mission

The Mt. SAC CIS Department will provide quality learning opportunities in a diverse and rapidly changing environment.  The department strives to maintain a climate dedicated to open exchange and a commitment to the needs of those served.

Vision

The Mt. SAC CIS Department strives to be recognized as teaching state of the art courses, responsive to current industry needs, with top-quality instruction.

It will be known that:

  • CIS students receive the highest quality education possible.
  • CIS student are aware that the staff really cares about their success.
  • The CIS Department provides for the needs of transfer, career training and retraining 
        students and for personal enrichment.
  • Business and industry views CIS Department as a partner in education, employment, 
        and in the economic development of our community and state.
  • CIS career students receive the most up-to-date instruction in state-of-the-art software 
        and hardware.
  • CIS students are taught by the highest-quality faculty and staff available.
  • The CIS Department uses the latest technology to improve the learning process without 
        losing the personal touch.

 

Goals

The CIS Department has established these as our goals:

  1. Expand virtualization so that students in all CIS courses can access the software they need on or off campus
  2. Continue updating our course software, hardware, and curriculum to remain current with industry
  3. Increase the number of students earning CIS certificates and degrees
  4. Align CIS cybersecurity program to the NICE (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education) NIST (National Institute for Standards and Technology) framework
  5. Continue pursuing internship opportunities for CIS students

History

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department originated from the Business Education Department.  In fall 1966 John Stubbe and Jerry Davis were hired in the Business Education Department.  The first real computer, an IBM 1401, was acquired in the summer of 1967.  In the fall of 1968 the first computer programming courses were taught in Fortran by a part-time instructor. 

The Data Processing Department split off from the Business Education Department in 1969.  Microcomputers were introduced: an Altair, some Apple IIs and TRS 80s.  In 1980 the keypunch machines were eliminated along with the introduction of the System 34, a midrange computer system (which had less power than any of today’s desktop microcomputers).  In the mid 80’s the department was renamed to Computer Information Systems. 

Courses and degrees have expanded to cover the fields of networking, database, system security, and Web programming. The department, with support from a National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education grant developed the Regional Information System Security Center (RISCC) in consortium with Cal Poly, Pomona. 

The department now occupies 10 high tech classrooms utilizing the latest technology from companies such as Microsoft, Dell, HP, Apple and VMware.

CIS Classroom

Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut, CA 91789
Phone: 909.274.7500 • TTY: 909.594.3447
For emergencies, call Campus Police: 909.274.4555 Ι Text-A-Tip: 909.274.9560

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