Programs And Courses

Math & Computer Technology
Math & Computer Technology

Computer Information Systems - Software Specialist - Diploma (0220)

If you have a passion for computer software, a career as a software specialist may be the perfect fit. Our Computer Information Systems - Software Specialist Diploma Program will help you to become knowledgeable in word processing, spreadsheet creations and database applications. All of these skills will enable you to find an entry-level position and work effectively in a business environment.

Jump to career information below!

After you complete our program, you’ll have the tools and skills you to work in a business or organization as a computer information system software specialist.

You may be an ideal candidate for this program if you:

  • Enjoy working with software
  • Describe yourself as a team player with solid communication skills
  • Have strong computer and logic skills
  • Can creatively solve problems



Explore YOUR career with Career Coach! Career Coach is a helpful tool that will assist you in developing a path from your education to the job market. With Career Coach, you can find:

  • Average hourly wages
  • Information about possible careers of interest through a variety of search options
  • Discover what occupations are in demand within the region you select
  • Number of individuals currently employed within that occupation
  • Anticipated number of job openings available – just to name a few! 



In two terms, you can complete our program and learn word processing, spreadsheet creation to solve problems, computerized presentations and database applications.

We also will prepare you to take the Microsoft Officer User Specialist (MOS) exam. By passing this exam, Microsoft will certify you as an expert user of the software.

Additionally, you will: 

  • Demonstrate mastery of various software packages on computers
  • Be able to decide which application tools are best suited to achieve the desired result
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate various applications and link them
  • Understand the use of software as a communication tool in a business environment

Federal regulations require the College to disclose gainful employment information about this program. This link will provide you with information on completion rates and placement, program costs and median loan debt.



  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
  • Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.

Our certificate program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce. However, if you wish to continue your education, we encourage you to earn an associate degree at HACC!

When you complete your associate degree, you can continue and transfer credits to a four-year school.

Yes! We offer many scholarships through the HACC Foundation. Each scholarship has specific eligibility requirements. To learn how to apply, please visit

Conveniently YOURS, we offer classes in the spring, summer and fall. You can apply anytime online. When you apply, please include program code 0220 with your application. It confirms you’re applying to the correct program.



Future students, we are excited to connect with you and answer your questions. Please choose the option that works best for you to meet with us.

Current HACC students, please contact our Advising Department with any questions.

“Students, technology and opportunity inspire me. I have a lot of experience in the industry to share with our students, to help them pursue the wide array of opportunities available in the field of technology.” – Maria Hamilton, MBA, assistant professor of computer information systems

Earn your CIS software specialist diploma in one semester.

Continue at HACC to earn your certificate.

Continue at HACC to earn your associate degree.

Enter the workforce.