Computer Information Systems

CIS Mission Statement

“The Computer Information Systems program prepares students for successful careers in CIS by offering degree programs that provide broad-based and fundamental technical, interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills in high-demand areas.”

Be an IT Professional — a Problem Solver of technology-related issues!

The strength of a Computer Information Systems career lies in your ability to apply the knowledge of information systems and technology to help organizations compete more successfully in the marketplace or to streamline current operations.

CIS students:

  • Bring excitement about new technology and figuring out how things work
  • Have a constant willingness to learn new things (technology is always changing)
  • Enjoy solving problems and applying skills through hands-on experience
  • Achieve industry recognized Information Technology certifications
ECC Course Prepares Student to Sit For
CIS110 Microsoft Digital Literacy Certification
CIS126 CompTIA A+ Core 1 Exam
CIS193 CompTIA A+ Core 2 Exam
CIS151 CompTIA Network+
CIS152 Cisco CCNA
CIS223 CompTIA Security+


Do you already have one or more of the certifications listed above? If so, you may be eligible to receive credit hours toward a degree or certificate of achievement in CIS at East Central College.  Contact Steffani McCrary to see if you qualify to earn college credits for prior learning.


Follow the links for more information about certifications, education, job descriptions and salaries for these IT career paths.

Jason Durbin, Business and CIS Instructor, Rolla, 573.202.6963

  • B.S. Business and Management Systems – Missouri S&T
  • M.S. Information Science and Technology – Missouri S&T
  • Image previewCisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)



Anna Schwein, Instructor, CIS, Union, 636.584.6662

  • B.S. from  SIU Edwardsville
  • M.A. from  Webster University
  • Certifications:
    • CompTia A+, Network+
    • Microsoft MOU Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MCT