The Computer Science Technology Degree prepares students for a career in computer programming and computer networking.
The Computer Programming Degree teaches students how to create instructions that tell the computer what to do, such as which information to identify and access, how to process it, and what equipment to use. Individuals who are detail-oriented and have strong math and analytical skills are often good candidates for this field.
The general Computer Data Processing curriculum provides student with an introduction to data processing and allow persons already engaged in business and industry to increase their computer knowledge.
The Computer Science Networking Degree program prepares students for careers in many areas of LAN/WAN administration and design. The program is designed to include the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) and/or Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) sequence. Program graduates will be better prepared for both of these industry leading certification examinations as well as the more basic CompTIA Network+ and Security+ vendor neutral, certifications.
Computer Information Technology-Systems
Applied Science Degree
Computer Information Technology...............60 credit hours
This degree can only transfer into the Bachelor of Applied Science Information Technology program at UHCL and the UHV-Sugar Land Bachelor of Science programs in Computer Science Information Systems and Digital Gaming & Simulation.
Computer Information Technology...............32 credit hours
(see ACC Catalog for required course list)
Transferring to a 4-year Institution
Associate of Science Degree
Computer Information Systems.......................60 credit hours
Computer Information Technology-Networking
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Computer Networking........................................60 credit hours
Computer Networking........................................24 credit hours
Those working in the Computer Information Technology-Systems
field can perform in such roles as:
- Information Technology Specialist
- Computer Network Technician
- Internet Development Specialist
- Computer Support Technician
- Computer Software and Media Application Specialist
- Systems Analyst
- MIS Technical Staff
- Application Programmer
- Database Programmer / Administrator
- Help Desk
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the computer services industry is expected to be the third-fastest growing industry in the U.S. economy over the next decade. For more information about average salaries and additional occupational information, visit onetonline.org
As far as Computer Information Technology-Networking
, ACC is a valued member of the Microsoft IT Academy program and thus holds a leveraged position for success in a variety of career opportunities (e.g. installing, managing and maintaining Microsoft servers and networks worldwide). Currently in the U.S., the demand for skilled Information Technology workers has never been greater. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas will need up to 57,000 new Systems Analysts, Database Administrators, and Computer Support Specialist within the next seven to ten years. The average starting salary for a Microsoft Certified Professional is $70,900, according to Microsoft Certified
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