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Area of Study: Computer Science and Information Technology
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Computer Science and Information Technology
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Computer Science

Turn 1s and 0s into a career that pays

The applications and systems that we enjoy and depend upon usually begin from a simple idea. The realization of those ideas into functioning lines of code tends to be more complicated. The computing expertise you’ll gain in Austin Community College’s Computer Science Program puts you on track to capitalize on skills in programming, development, systems analysis, and administration in a wide variety of lucrative and in-demand careers.

Career Information

Few career fields offer the optimistic hiring outlook, or the lucrative annual salary, of computer science. The technical knowledge and experience you’ll gain in ACC’s Computer Science Program could qualify you for thousands of jobs nationwide in a field that is only projected to grow in the coming years.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Computer and Information Research Scientists
43.78 Hourly Wage 586 Currently Employed
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
586 Computer and Information Research Scientists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.31 % over the next four years.
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Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
26.16 Hourly Wage 12803 Currently Employed
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
12803 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.21 % over the next four years.
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Computer Hardware Engineers
49.45 Hourly Wage 1853 Currently Employed
Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.
1853 Computer Hardware Engineers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.37 % over the next four years.
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Computer and Information Systems Managers
69.59 Hourly Wage 3374 Currently Employed
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
3374 Computer and Information Systems Managers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.08 % over the next four years.
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Computer Systems Analysts
38.33 Hourly Wage 11826 Currently Employed
Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.
11826 Computer Systems Analysts are employed. This number is expected to increase by 10.41 % over the next four years.
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Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
41.55 Hourly Wage 1849 Currently Employed
Design and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions.
1849 Computer Systems Engineers/Architects are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.95 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Maps

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Science

Computer Science
Computer Science- Computer Information Systems
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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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