Troy Touchette, Chairperson
NTC 229, 210-486-1050
Computer Information Systems
Troy Touchette, Chairperson
NTC 229, 210-486-1050
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department at San Antonio College prepares students for work in Information Technology (IT) and/or transfer to specific university programs. Courses offered are from the State of Texas Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM). WECM is an inventory of current workforce education courses available for use by public Texas two-year community colleges which ensures the relevancy and transferability of courses between these community colleges.
The IT courses in the CIS department develop skills that are in demand by employers in both the public and private sectors. Graduates will be able to work in computer occupations such as these:
Computer Programming, Network Administration, Computer Support/Help Desk, and Information Security and Assurance.
All programs and courses are developed and implemented in coordination with the CIS Advisory Committee which is comprised of computer professionals from the San Antonio metropolitan area. The entire curriculum reflects local community requirements. Graduates are able to pursue bachelor degrees at area colleges. Contact a CIS faculty advisor regarding transferability of courses to four-year institutions.
Instructional techniques which emphasize hands-on activities with computer hardware, software, and systems are designed to give students an understanding of their professional responsibilities and necessary occupational skills. The central purpose of all programs is to develop occupational competency.
All students enrolled in Internet courses must contact the professor prior to the first day of class.
The Continuing Education (CE) Training Network Division frequently schedules non-credit, short-term courses related to computer information systems. Some CIS courses may be cross listed and taken as CE courses. For further information, please contact the Continuing Education Training Network.
Computer science courses require attendance of only three or four hours per week for classroom lecture and participation. Courses of this nature require considerable time outside of the classroom for writing, correcting, and running the programs.
Joel Knocke, Program Coordinator
LRTF 112, 210-486-1037
The Communication Design program provides a general education and training in the field of communication design through both traditional and digital design course offerings. Graduates may find art careers in graphic design, web and interactive design, advertising design, publication design, identity design, layout design, digital illustration, and digital photography.
Wayne D. (Donnie) Meals, Program Coordinator
LRTF 116, 210-486-1380
The Music Business Program leads to an Associate of Applied Science, Concentration in Music Business, degree and is designed to prepare students for careers in a wide range of areas within the music business. Areas include music publishing; the management talent, studios, music venues and concert bookings. It will also prepare students for work in related businesses such as retail sales, distribution, promotion, and administration.
Study in the Music Business Program includes extensive hands on experience in studio and live recording, participation in “Fredstock”, our annual live concert that is 100% student driven and the weekly television show “Science of Sound” which showcases music talent in a “live for TV” setting and is available through cable on-demand throughout Texas.
Students take courses in the major, courses related to the major and academic courses to meet state requirements. An internship in the final semester serves as a capstone experience.
L. Markene Bennett, Program Coordinator
LRTF 214, 210-486-1367
The Radio-Television-Broadcasting Program offers three two-year degree options. The program consists of courses in communications; film/cinema studies; audio, video and film production; and radio and television broadcasting.
The Associate of Applied Science, Concentration in Radio-Television-Broadcasting, degree is for students who wish to work in the broadcast media industry immediately after graduation.
All new students should enroll in COMM 1307, Introduction to Mass Communications, which serves as a prerequisite or co-requisite for other classes in major.
ProgramsCreative & Communication Arts InstituteBusiness & Entrepreneurship InstituteScience & Technology Institute
- C++ Programming Skills, Occupational Skills Award
- CISCO Certified Network Associate, Level I Certificate
- CompTIA A+ and Network+, Occupational Skills Award
- CompTIA Security+ Certification Preparation, Occupational Skills Award
- Computer Desktop Support Technician, Level I Certificate
- Computer Forensics, Level I Certificate
- Computer Programmer, A.A.S.
- Computer Programming Intermediate, Level II Certificate
- Computer Science FOS
- Computer Support Specialist, A.A.S.
- Computer Support Specialist, Level I Certificate
- Cyber First Responders, Occupational Skills Award
- Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Level I Certificate
- Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, A.A.S.
- Information Technology and Security Academy (ITSA), Level I Certificate
- Java Programming Skills, Occupational Skills Award
- Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC 1), Occupational Skills Award
- MCSA: Windows Server Administrator, Level I Certificate
- Multimedia Specialist, Level I Certificate
- Network Administrator, A.A.S.
- Secure Software Development A.A.S.
- Virtualization / Private Cloud Enhanced Skills Certificate
- Visual Basic.NET Programming, Occupational Skills Award
- Web Programming, Occupational Skills Award