CIS Degree Program


Our program is designed to provide a mixture of theory and hands-on applied knowledge in our modern well-equipped labs. The Computer Information Systems program offered at UFV provides depth in both software development and systems and networking areas. 

Graduates from the certificate are knowledgeable and experienced with smaller single-user systems, and graduates from the diploma are capable of working with both single and networked systems. Diploma graduates are also capable of supporting and maintaining systems through the regular and changing requirements placed by ongoing business demands. 

The final years of the degree program are built to provide graduates with additional technical knowledge and skills as well as more educational breadth and a better business background. This will also prepare graduates to move into managerial positions in information technology. 

Students are also able to specialize in their third and fourth year into one of three concentrations:

  • Software Development,
  • Systems and Networking, or
  • Security


A collection of 38-39 courses totalling approximately 121-125 credits; with full time study this could be completed in 4 years. 

What can I do with it?

Careers for information technology professionals fall into several categories, including but not limited to:

  • Software development
  • Systems analysis and design
  • User interface design and human factors
  • Web and database design and programming
  • Project Management
  • Computer security
  • Network design and administration
  • End user support
  • Management of technology

Our programs and courses provide the choices for students to design their degree for entry into any of these areas. UFV CIS grads have gone on to a wide variety of jobs. 

Co-operative Education option

The Co-operative Education option offers students in the Computer Information Systems program the opportunity to obtain paid, career-related work experience in their field of study during their education at UFV. Both the diploma and degree are available with a Co-op option. After completing their first year of study, Co-op students alternate between semesters of full-time study and full-time paid employment. See the Co-operative Education website for details.

Program Outline

An example of a typical program outline can be found in the UFV Calendar.

How much will it cost?

Please see Fees and Payments.

There are hundreds of scholarships and bursaries available to UCFV students and prospective students. Check out what’s available through Financial Aid - it’s worth it to apply. You should also check out our information on securing a student loan or accessing funds from other sources.

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