Discover the CC&IS Advantage

The unique spectrum of CC&IS awards, partnerships and industry memberships give our students an advantage.

 ABET Accredited

ABET-Accredited Programs

CC&IS undergraduate programs in Computer Science (CPS), Computer Information Systems, and Computer Networking are ABET accredited. They are the only ABET accredited programs of their kind that, in addition to classroom, are also offered 100% online (www.abet.org/online-programs/).

ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States, ABET accredits over 3,100 programs at more than 600 colleges and universities worldwide.

State of Colorado

Successful Graduates

Based on salary data reported by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and College Measures, Regis University's CC&IS bachelors and masters degree recipients have the highest median first-year earnings compared to their peers from other Colorado universities.

Top Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Regis University was ranked on the 2014 Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs list.

National Science Foundation

One of the largest programs in computing

CC&IS is one of the largest academic programs in computing in the United States. According to data by the National Science Foundation (WebCASPAR database), throughout the last 10 years Regis University has consistently ranked amongst the top 10 percent of institutions producing bachelors and masters degrees in computer science.

&Committee on National Security Systems

Recognized for Excellence

Since 2007, CC&IS has been designated as a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

SuperScholar Smart Choice Best Online Computer Science and IT Programs

Highly Ranked

CC&IS has been ranked amongst the top 10 online computer science schools by the Open Education Database (oedb.org) for online undergraduate offerings. Additionally, the CC&IS online offerings are designated as a Smart Choice and are ranked amongst the top 25 best online computer science and IT programs by SuperScholar.

The College of Computer & Information Sciences forms collaborative relationships with key industry leaders. These partnerships lead to valuable joint research and enhanced learning opportunities that our students can benefit from in today’s competitive business environment.

Government Partnerships

  • National Defense University. Information Resource Management College at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
  • GigLite. Located in Reston, VA, GigLite operates in the public sector to encourage cooperation between industry, education and government to develop agile software solutions.
  • Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Operates out of Monterey, Calif.; Chris Gunderson, Assoc Professor.

INDUSTRY Partnerships

  • SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association). Located in Colorado Springs, CO, this industry association supports education of storage end-users, interoperability between storage vendors, storage standards development, testing and certification.
  • IBM University Member. Through this membership, CC&IS provides open source access to Software Architect, Telelogic software (Business Process Modeling), iSeries and zSeries equipment.
  • Oracle Academic Alliance Member. This membership makes it possible for CC&IS to provide undergraduate and graduate students with access to the Oracle product line.
  • OPNET University Program Member. Provides IT modeling and simulation software used in our system engineering virtual labs.
  • NETIQ University Program Member. Provides commercial security monitoring and management software for CC&IS students.
  • MSDNAA Microsoft Academic Alliance Member. Since 2000.
  • SAP University Alliance. The SAP University Alliance program enables CC&IS to provide students in-depth, hands-on experience with SAP software and solutions integrated in the program courses. The SAP University Alliance's community site provides academic resources to both professors and students to facilitate professional opportunities.
  • Sun Microsystems Academic Alliance Member. Since 2000.

ACADEMIC Partnerships

  • Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. Developing a joint education program with AFA to establish the Front Range Colorado as a center for IA education for citizens, kids, business and government
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Collaborate with UCCS on development of INFOSEC education in Colorado.
  • NSA (National Security Agency), Washington D.C.. Regis University has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIEA) by the NSA.
  • University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. We share a joint interest in education of employees and government workers to better protect SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Systems) systems that are used in pipelines, water plants and electrical transmission projects. Providing backup services for their online SCADA course development.
  • University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI.. Founding member of the International Cyber Security Education Coalition. Joint sponsor of innovative IA education programs in the US and Europe.
  • Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, CA. Working with the IA group to develop TAB and TAPE software for authentication and authorization of end-users on SABI systems.
  • National Defense University – Information Resource Management College, Washington, D.C. Graduates of IRMC's Certificate Programs can apply 9 to 15 graduate credit hours toward selected masters and doctoral degree programs at Regis University and several other regionally-accredited partner universities.
  • National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. Our two institutions offer a joint M.S. in Software and Information Systems degree in a global totally online environment to students in North America, Europe and other countries.
  • Hewlett Packard. National contract provides employees access to Regis University’s undergraduate and graduate programs at a preferred status.
  • Colorado companies associated with CC&IS through research or academics:

    • Raytheon, Aurora, CO. Onsite training program in discussion.
    • Northrop Grumman. Recruiting and training discussions.
    • Lockheed Martin. Recruiting and training discussions.
    • Deloitte Touche. Recruiting and training discussions. Member of CC&IS Industry Advisory Board.
    • Coalfire Systems. Member of CC&IS Industry Advisory Board.
    • Sun Microsystems. Member of CC&IS Industry Advisory Board.

CC&IS benefits from two advisory bodies designed to ensure its academic programs stay relevant to the marketplace and fulfill the University's mission: the Executive Advisory Board and the Industry Advisory Council.

Executive Advisory Board

The Executive Advisory Board is comprised of industry leaders who support Regis University and the College of Computer & Information Sciences. Members come from a broad spectrum of industries and carry influence in their fields. They serve as ambassadors for the college and help CC&IS carry out its mission.

Executive Advisory Board members include the following individuals.

James Camire
President
Silicon Mountain Technologies

Robert Cloutier
President
ProTech Computer Systems

Kim Fletcher
VP of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Programs
Abt Associates

David Gleditsch
Board Member
TurboStack

Steven Grandchamp
President & CEO
OpenLogic

Tony Hadzi
CEO
Opteamix

Barry Henderson
Chief Executive Officer
Maptek

Creg Hughes
Retired President/ CEO
ForeRunner Corporation

Patti Ravine
Owner
The Ravine Group

Sheryl Rose
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Catholic Health Initiatives

Chris Tsouris
President and Founder
Strategic Computing

Tom Van De Bogart
Director of Finance, Support Manufacturing
MillerCoors, LLC

Cris White
Executive Director and CEO
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

Past Members

Chris Doerr
VP of Information Technology
Gambro Renal Products

Kerry Hicks
Chairman and CEO
Healthgrades, Inc.

Michael Kramer Esq.
Retired, VP and Deputy General Counsel
Lockheed Martin

Jeff McSchooler
Senior VP of Engineering
EchoStar Technologies

Industry Advisory Council

The Industry Advisory Council is comprised of CIOs, CTOs and other leaders in information technology across a number of industries. They provide insight to the College on the rapidly changing technology landscape to support the college in maintaining meaningful and relevant academic programs.

Industry Advisory Council members include the following individuals.

Karla Adamson-Lesko
Chair of Business and Computers
Community College of Aurora

Ali Asgari
Senior Vice President
Dot Hill Systems

Frank Diadone
CIO
City and County of Denver

Dawn Frankovich
Engineering Fellow
Information System Security Engineering 
Raytheon Company

Christopher M. Garcia
Business Development
Caliber Systems

Marina Johnson
Chief Information Officer
HSS Inc.

Darrel Kent
Senior Manager
Hitachi Data Systems

Linda Lannen
CIO
Kleinfelder

Micki Nelson
Retired CIO
Intrawest

Tony Noblett
President
Socair Solutions

Steven J. O'Dorisio
Deputy District Attorney
17th Judicial District of Colorado

Stephanie Ortiz
Senior Software Engineer
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Ken C. Price
Information Services Director
City of Littleton

Molly Rauzi
Managing Director
Grant Denver LLP

John Sims
Senior Vice President
Software Product Engineering Leader
Pearson Education

Victor Vialpando
Dean of Instruction
Community College of Aurora

Tom Vosburg
Chief Information Officer
City of Fort Collins

Scott Wolff
Principal Engagement Manager
Business Intelligence & Analytics
N-Brain Systems

Past Members

Dr. Ed Freeman
Chief Technology Officer
Denver Public Schools

Lance Walker
Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect
IBM

The College of Computer & Information Sciences and its faculty hold membership in the following organizations:
  • Computing Research Association (CRA)
  • Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
  • American Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
  • Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC)
  • Front Range Information Security Coalition (FRISC)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)- Computer Society
  • International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT)
  • International Society of Applied Intelligence (ISAI)
  • Rocky Mountain Information Management Association (RMIMA)
  • Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (RMOUG)
  • SAP Users Group
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)