In 1997 the Department of Community Colleges initiated a system-wide process to evaluate alternatives and develop plans for enhanced or new administrative computing systems. This initiative was in response to the North Carolina Community College Association of Presidents and the Association of Community College Business Officers.
Over 300 community college personnel have been directly involved in identifying needs for an enhanced information system. The process has received input and support from the 58 community colleges for replacing the existing administrative information systems and adding a management information system.
The primary goal of the College Information System (CIS) project is to develop a single standard system that meets the needs of all community colleges. The implementation of a standard system creates overall benefits for NCCCS as well as all community colleges.
The scope of the CIS project includes providing NCCCS with a standard system to meet the needs of all community colleges throughout the state of North Carolina.
The CIS template was created from Datatel’s Colleague software and incorporates custom developed enhancements for NCCCS. The major functional areas for the system include Student, Financial, Human Resources, and Facilities. In addition, third-party products and reports will also be integrated with the Colleague components and custom developed applications.