The four-semester Associate of Applied Science degree program combines lecture with hands-on experience so you apply classroom theory to real-world problems. Students also can choose a two-semester diploma option.
The Computer Science program strikes a balance between theory and application. Students will learn about real-life networking and security environments, making them immediately productive upon graduation and prepared to take on a variety of information technology (IT) roles.
The first year builds a solid foundation of basic hands-on computer skills and networking concepts. The second year challenges students to learn to adapt and react to the changing world of computers. Deeper networking concepts are introduced, including security, administration of complex networks, and programming skills. The emphasis of coursework will be based on preparing students for CompTIA, Cisco CCNA, and Microsoft certification testing.
Students also will be prepared to continue learning and advancing within the field, allowing them to work within an organization to apply networking to business strategy, tactics, and goals.