The Foundations of Information Systems certificate provides a conceptual framework for those students wishing to become a professional in computer information systems or computer programming. The student will be introduced to computer science programming logic, as well as developing algorithms to solve programming problems. In addition, students will acquire an understanding of the impact of information systems and information technology on the business, industrial, and other environments in which they will work as programmers or analysts.

This program is intended for students who are interested in a career in information technology but are either undecided on a career path or need to acquire knowledge to reach a decisions as to whether to pursue a career in IT.

This is a high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.