Holland College | Computer Information Systems Distance Learning

Computer Information Systems - Distance Learning

Start Date: September
Length: 15 weeks per course
Location: Distance Learning
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


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

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2022-2023. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

18 Courses $513/course $100 Grad Fee
Books $100/course $500
Equipment $1,600 *The cost of the equipment may vary depending on the need to purchase/upgrade a computer and internet connection.

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.

Program Overview

The Computer Information Systems distance learning program focuses on the same outcomes and competencies as the full-time CIS program in a format that allows you to take the program on a part-time basis. This program is perfect if you work full-time and want to retrain or upgrade your skills.

You will learn how to analyze, design, develop, and test information systems including web pages, web applications, desktop applications, and mobile apps.  You will also study object-oriented programming, network communications, IT security, database management, and operating systems, and  participate in on-the-job training. 

Each course is 15 weeks in length, following the same assignment schedule and curriculum as the full-time students, ensuring you have the benefit of communicating with your fellow students and the instructors.

You may register for up to three courses per semester. If you want to register for more than three, you will need approval from the program faculty.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.


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