Computer Information Systems


This program has been updated and will no longer be offered for Fall 2014.  Please click here for more information about the exciting changes to the School of Computing and Informatics Programs.

Please check out our new programs for more information:

Database Management


Software Development

Concentrations offered by Indianapolis region:

  • Database Management
  • Programming/Analyst
  • Student Directed Studies
  • Web Management

Certificates offered by Indianapolis region:

  • Database
  • Visual Programming
  • Web Management
Columbus (Columbus)
  • Faculty Contact:
  • Jill Canine
  • Program Chair
  • Columbus - Poling Building - Room 42
  • (812) 374-5187
  • Columbus Region Concentrations
  • • Database Management
  • • Java Programming
  • • Programmer/Analyst
  • • Student Directed Studies
  • • Visual Programming
  • • Web Management
  • Certificates
  • • Database
  • • Java Programming
  • • Visual Programming
  • • Web Management
  • » Program Summary(pdf)
East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie)

David Hayes
Program Chair
1-800-589-8324, ext. 1336

Program Summary (pdf)

Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport, Wabash)

Lou Ann Stroup, program chair
800-459-0561, ext. 7236

Christine Stiles, computer information systems faculty
866-753-5102, ext. 2261

Certificates offered by Kokomo region:

  • Database Management
  • Java Programming
  • Visual Programming
  • Web Management
Lafayette  (Lafayette)
Ivy Tech-Lafayette offers a distance education option of study in Computer Information Systems.

Paul Addison
Program Chair and Professor, Computer Information Systems
(765) 269-5700
North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)
Valerie Golay
574-289-7001 ext. 6823
Northeast (Fort Wayne)

The Computer Information Systems program is directed towards preparing the designer/programmer for entry-level employment within business environment in the following areas:

  • Web designer
  • Webmaster/Site administrator
  • Programmer/Analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Database designer
  • and other focus areas defined in a student directed studies approach
Kristopher Roberts, Program Chair

Cyber Technology certificate program

Ivy Tech-Northeast offers a certificate in Cyber Technology due to an awarded grant by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration as part of the National STEM Consortium. Courses for the program begin in January 2013. Interested individuals can train for a new career in as little as one year and work toward industry certifications in Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+, A+ and Security+. Recipients of the certificate would qualify for jobs in cyber customer service and technical support, which may require a background check at hiring organizations.

Students will learn to succeed on the job with:

  • Hands-on, skills-based projects
  • Consistent, convenient, compressed schedule
  • Flexible “hybrid delivery” via classroom and online instruction
  • Foundation skills to help students succeed in technical courses
  • Critical thinking and problem solving based on real-life situations
  • Business skills in communication, resume writing and interview techniques

This U.S. Department of Labor grant targets workers who have lost their job due to the adverse effects of foreign trade, and other unemployed and underemployed workers. Veterans receive priority of service. Programs are eligible for financial aid: Trade Adjustment Assistance, Workforce Investment Act, Pell Grants.

Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)
Plan of Study

The Computer Information Systems program prepares you to develop, test, implement and maintain the programming, data structures and interaction that people use every day with their computers, smart phones, mobile devices, game consoles, and all kinds of modern technological devices. Instruction includes both theoretical concepts and practical applications comprised of programming languages, operating systems, database management systems, and web design, as well as, application concepts and practices.

Associate of Science, Associate of Science via Ivy Tech Online, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Applied Science via Ivy Tech Online, Technical Certificate, and short- term Certificate.

Contact Information:
Kathy Olson, Regional Department Chair
Valparaiso Campus
219-464-8514 ext. 226

Richmond (Richmond)

Curtis R. Blakely
Computer Information Systems/Computer Information Technology Department Chair/Assistant Professor/Information Technology Director
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond IN 47374-1298
Phone: 765-966-2656, ext. 2406  Toll free: 800-659-4562, ext. 3406
Fax: 765-962-8741

Southeast (Lawrenceburg, Madison)
School of Business - Computer Information Systems Program

590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Susan Cartwright
(812) 265-2580 Ext. 4151
(800) 403-2190 Ext. 4151


50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Matt Probst
(812) 537-4010 Ext. 5231
(800) 715-1058 Ext. 5231

Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)

Victoria Montgomery
Faculty Support Secretary 
812 246.3301 ext 4143

Lonnie Lewellen
Dean School of Technology 
812.246.3301 ext  4182

Keith Noe

Department Chair/Professor in Computer Information Technology
812. 246.3301 ext 4168

Paul Yost
Assistant Professor CIS/CIT
812 246.3301 ext 4323

Southwest (Evansville)
Computer Information Systems Program Summary

For more information, please contact Danette Coughlan, Program Chair, at (812) 429-1448.

Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)
Regional Degree Offerings:
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
  • Associate of Science (AS) Degree
  • Certificate (C)
  • Technical Certificate (TC)

Certificates Available in this Program:

  • Java Programming Certificate
  • Visual Programming Certificate
  • Web Management Certificate


Terre Haute Greencastle
Rob Murray Melanie Boesen
Program Chair Program Chair
812-298-2338 765-653-7410 x5023