Holland College | Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus, Summerside Waterfront Campus
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.

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.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.
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Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 4,160 $ 3,162
Student Union $ 168 $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420 $ 420
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80 $ 80
Grad Fee   $ 100
Total $ 4,828 $ 3,930
     
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 2,748 $ 2,848
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 2,080 $1,082
     
     
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 1,260 $ 840
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 $ 3,060 $ 1,940

Computer Information Systems Fees - Waterfront Campus


Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 4,160 $ 3,162
Student Union $ 168 $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420 $ 420
Grad Fee   $ 100
Total $ 4,748 $ 3,850
     
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 2,668 $ 2,768
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 2,080 $1,082
     
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 1,260 $ 840
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 $ 3,060 $ 1,940

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


If you are interested in a career as a programmer, programmer/analyst, or a software developer, the two-year Computer Information Systems program could be just what you're looking for. 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 on the Prince of Wales Campus is located in the Charlottetown Centre. Click here to take a virtual tour.

The program on the Summerside Waterfront Campus offers e-health components preparing you for regional and local employment opportunities in e-health. Take a virtual tour of the Summerside Waterfront Campus here.

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

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

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