Earn your Computer Information Systems Certificate at Davenport

Learn software skills and start building your portfolio with a certificate in computer information systems from Davenport University. In just a year, you can earn your certificate, sit for up to three industry certification exams, and start building your portfolio with hands-on work. This program will prepare you for a career as an entry-level application developer or junior programmer, as well as prepare you to pursue a degree related to computer information systems. 

A computer information systems certificate can be earned online through our Global Campus, or in the classroom on our Grand Rapids Campus or Warren Campus. 

Why an information systems certificate? 

After completing our computer certificate program, you’ll be proficient in object-oriented software development and qualified for in-demand jobs as a junior programmer and more. Plus, you’ll have an impressive portfolio, a resume-boosting recognition and the foundational knowledge to seek an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, and, eventually, a Master of Science in Computer Science or a Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cyber Security.

Explore classes for Davenport’s Computer Information Systems Certificate

Classes for this certificate emphasize hands-on projects so you can build your skills and your portfolio. You can even complete your computer certificate courses in as little as one year.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Smaller class sizes means you get more one-on-one time with professors
Students can choose to study and sit for up to three industry certifications

Why study computer information systems at Davenport University?

While earning your certificate you can choose to sit for up to three industry certifications to boost your credentials: Programming in C# 70-483, Programming in HTML with JavaScript 70-480, and Oracle Certified Java SE7 Programmer.

Experience the Davenport difference: 

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Easy transition to the next program

Easily move onto your associate degree or bachelor’s and beyond after you earn your computer information systems certificate.


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Personalized attention from professors

Smaller classroom sizes mean you get one-on-one attention from expert faculty. 


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Flexible scheduling

Choose to complete your certificate in person or online—whichever suits your schedule. 


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Jumpstart your career

Sit for professional certifications and build your portfolio while you earn your certificate.


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Build career connections

Participate in campus clubs like Cyber Defense Organization and Gaming Club, plus take part in networking opportunities put on by the College of Technology’s Career Services.  


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Scholarships available

Financial aid is available for Davenport business students.


Get started on your information systems certificate

Take the next step toward earning your computer information systems degree at Davenport. 

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at info@davenport.edu.

Apply now for free or request more information

Start on the road to a computer technology degree. Request more information or begin your application now.

Your information systems certificate stackable degrees

Davenport University's Computer Information Systems Certificate was designed as a building block for our associate, bachelor and master-level degree offerings. After finishing this stackable certificate, you'll be able to seamlessly apply the credits you earned to the degrees listed below –– all while earning resume-boosting recognition along the way.


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Computer Information Systems

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Computer Information Systems

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Computer Science

Information Assurance and Cyber Security

About Davenport University

Davenport Campus

Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.

Offering over 80 degree and certificate programs, we align with top employers to design degree programs that help you gain the skills and real-world experience you need to rise above the rest. With small class sizes and campuses across Michigan or online, you’ll earn a quality education on your schedule at Davenport University.*

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


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