Computer & Data Information Systems

Division of Business, Communication & Education

The Associate of Science in Computer and Data Information Systems is designed to meet student demand for technology-centric academic experiences aligned with 21st century workforce needs.

Program Overview

The Computer and Data Information Systems program:

  • Prepares students with computer programming skills using multiple software platforms
  • Teaches students to examine and analyze data and develop conclusions that apply to data-driven decisions to problems in real-time
  • Cybersecurity Option — includes an opportunity for students to test for industry certification via Mitchell’s Digital Hub
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What You Will Learn

The Computer and Data Information Systems program prepares students to:

  • Develop inquiry-based problem-solving strategies
  • Become adept at using computer-based systems, processes, components or programs to answer resarch questions
  • Apply knowledge within technical domains in communicating solutions to problems with a global perspective
    • Computer Programming
    • Data Analysis
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Software Applications
    • Statistics

The Mitchell Difference

Earning an A.S. degree in Computer and Data Information Science at Mitchell College requires a combination of coursework and experiential learning built around our Abilities Model. This skills-based learning approach includes the following: First-Year Experience, Integrative Career Development, Major curriculum and exploratory electives. Every program at Mitchell offers unique opportunities to our broad spectrum of students for their educational, occupational and lifestyle pursuits.

The program features:


  • Hands-on learning across different platforms, allowing students to build systems and troubleshoot in multiple environments
  • Wraparound supports that offer tools and resources to support the learning process
  • Internship opportunities to get real-world experience in the field
  • Preparartion for earning industry certifications that will enhance employability
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Career Pathways

Computer and Data Information Systems graduates are well equipped to work in the information sector, which grew by more than 150,000 jobs in the last decade (between 2011 and 2021) and is expected to grow by more than 200,000 jobs in the coming decade. Other sectors that employ these graduates are expected to grow 15% in the next 10 years.

The program prepares students for a wide variety of careers:

  • Information/Information Technology Sector
  • Financial Sector
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Professional Services
  • Business Services

Sample Coursework: 2-Year Overview

View the College Catalog for full descriptions of these courses.

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