Computer Science

Why Choose Computer Science?

The Computer science program prepares you to work on computing problems and solutions. The program will also keep you updated on current trends with computers, and give you skills for a variety of areas within the field.

Skills Acquired

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Computer science programs include topics such as:

  • Computer theory
  • Computer system design
  • Computer development and programming
  • Computer applications

Careers in Computer Science

Projected Job Growth

Here is the projected job growth for a variety of professions that use skills from Computer Science (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics):

Computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations
Computer network architects is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations
Computer programmers is projected to grow 8% from 2012 to 2022
Computer support specialists is projected to grow 17% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations
Computer systems analysts is projected to grow 25% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations;
Database administrators (DBAs) is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022
Information security analysts is projected to grow 37% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations
Network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 12% from 2012 to 2022
Software developers is projected to grow 22% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations
Web developers is projected to grow 20% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

 

Types of Jobs

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The following is a list of careers in Computer Science:

  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Computer System Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Network and Computer System Administrators
  • Software Developers
  • Web Developers

 

Average State Pay

The average median national pay for the following positions are (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics):

Computer and Information Research Scientists - $102,190 ($49.13 per hour)
Computer Network Architects - $91,000 ($43.75 per hour)
Computer Programmers - $74,280 ($35.71 per hour)
Computer Support Specialists - $48,900 ($23.51 per hour)
Computer System Analysts - $79,680 ($38.31 per hour)
Database Administrators - $77,080 ($37.06 per hour)
Information Security Analysts - $86,170 ($41.43 per hour)
Network and Computer System Administrators - $72,560 ($34.88 per hour)
Software Developers - $93,350 ($44.88)
Web Developers - $62,500 ($30.05 per hour).

 

Description

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Computer science programs prepare people to work on computing problems and solutions. These programs are sometimes called computer information and science or computer science and engineering.

Degrees & Certificates in Computer Science

The Associate of Science Degree in Computer Science is designed to give the student sufficient knowledge to enter the job market as a programmer. In addition, it will provide the student with a sound foundation in courses which are commonly the core of baccalaureate programs in computer science and will enable the student to transfer to a four-year institution.

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