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Computer Information Systems

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: PWC & SWC
Credential: Diploma, Computer Programmer Analyst
  • Grade 12* academic or equivalent

  • Grade 11 or 12 academic math

  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Note: Training or experience in the use of computers such as keyboarding, desktop application software and operating system(s) is strongly recommended.

*If you do not meet the academic requirements, you can still apply. Contact Admissions about the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES).

On the Job Training


On the job training is a work term giving students an opportunity to experience real day-to-day operations in their specialty areas, allowing them to implement the skills acquired during the program. There is also valuable interaction and learning with staff of the companies in which students are placed. Students must complete on-the-job training to be eligible for graduation.

International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 3,990 $ 3,023
Student Union $ 168 $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410 $ 410
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80 $ 80
Grad Fee   $ 90
Total $ 4,648 $ 3,771
     
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 2,653 $ 2,743
2ndinstallment due January 7 $ 1,995 $1,028
     
     
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 1,200 $ 800
Materials/Supplies $ 200 $ 100
Equipment *The cost of equipment may vary depending on the need to purchase/upgrade a computer and internet connection. $ 1,600* $ 1,000*
Total $ 3,000 $ 1,900

Computer Information Systems Fees - Waterfront Campus


Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 3,990 $ 3,023
Student Union $ 168 $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410 $ 410
Grad Fee   $ 90
Total $ 4,568 $ 3,691
     
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 2,573 $ 2,663
2ndinstallment due January 7 $ 1,995 $1,028
     
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 1,200 $ 800
Materials/Supplies $ 200 $ 100
Equipment *The cost of equipment may vary depending on the need to purchase/upgrade a computer and internet connection. $ 1,600* $ 1,000*
Total $ 3,000 $ 1,900

The CIS curriculum is validated by Information Technology professionals employed in Atlantic Canada and incorporates nationally recognized standards. The industry specified and nationally recognized curriculum enables graduates to pursue employment opportunities throughout Canada, the United States and many international locations.

Graduates find employment as:

  • Programmers
  • Programmers/Analysts
  • Software Developers (Internet, client/server, mobile)

Graduates of the CIS program have gained employment on Prince Edward Island with various departments of the Provincial Government, Veterans Affairs Canada, Aliant, Summerside Tax Center, Maximus Canada (DeltaWare) and Maritime Electric. Graduates are also employed off Island with IS consulting firms such as CGI, EDS, Bell, DMR, various provincial and federal government organizations and many different private sector companies.

Degree Pathways


Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

Program Overview


In the Computer Informations Systems program, you will learn how to analyze, design, and develop information systems, e-commerce sites and mobile apps. You will work in desktop, service, Internet/intranet and networked environments. Courses include object-oriented programming, web application development, Internet programming, and network communications. You will also participate in on the job training.

The program at the Summerside Waterfront Campus offers e-health components. This curriculum exposes you to concepts and technology to prepare you for the many e-health opportunities that exist locally and regionally. 

The CIS curriculum is validated by local Information Technology professionals and is accredited by CIPS. Canada’s Association of IT Professionals. The industry specified and nationally recognized curriculum enables graduates to pursue employment opportunities throughout Canada, the United States and many international locations.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

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