Campus Location: Calmar
Program Entry: Enrollment may occur during any term. Fall term is the start of the program course sequence.
Award: Associate of Applied Science degree
Description: The field of Computer Science has provided graduates automation tools for all careers. The Computer Science and Security program prepares for information technology employment by offering the technical skills necessary through a combination of classroom and hands-on experiences.
Four main educational tracks prepare students for challenging and well-paying information technology careers. The computer programming track exposes students to multiple levels and types of programming. There are over ten courses in this curriculum with programming requirements. The computer hardware track provides knowledge of computer circuitry, a knowledge base crucial to gaining confidence in the use of test equipment to troubleshoot computer hardware and networks. The eight courses in this track provide hands-on experiences with computer/digital circuitry and test equipment. Embedded in this degree are Cisco Academy CCNA Networking courses, plus courses in Storage Area Networking, VMare, Linux and Microsoft for the computer networking and security track. The fourth track is comprised of the software applications courses and general education requirements that contribute to success in the field. These courses provide the abilities expected by employers hiring Computer Science and Security graduates.
Computer Science and Security graduates are needed in business and industry and the demand is high. A graduate of this program is well equipped for current and future information technology careers.
Enrollment Process: See Enrollment Process .
Academic Requirements: To graduate from this program, students must complete all required coursework with a “C-” grade or above and earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
Minimum Credits: 73