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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 Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
26.73 Hourly Wage 80 Currently Employed
Develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems.
80 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.25 % over the next four years.
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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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Software Developers, Systems Software
47.39 Hourly Wage 7330 Currently Employed
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
7330 Software Developers, Systems Software are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.38 % 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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Computer Operators
17.64 Hourly Wage 399 Currently Employed
Monitor and control electronic computer and peripheral electronic data processing equipment to process business, scientific, engineering, and other data according to operating instructions. Monitor and respond to operating and error messages. May enter commands at a computer terminal and set controls on computer and peripheral devices.
399 Computer Operators are employed. This number is expected to decrease by 0.25 % over the next four years.
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Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
14.01 Hourly Wage 2042 Currently Employed
Repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.
2042 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 4.46 % over the next four years.
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Computer Network Architects
56.3 Hourly Wage 2566 Currently Employed
Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.
2566 Computer Network Architects are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.82 % over the next four years.
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Software Developers, Applications
47.65 Hourly Wage 12639 Currently Employed
Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.
12639 Software Developers, Applications are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.87 % over the next four years.
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Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
41.55 Hourly Wage 1849 Currently Employed
Develop and execute software test plans in order to identify software problems and their causes.
1849 Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.95 % over the next four years.
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Web Developers
31.46 Hourly Wage 2589 Currently Employed
Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.
2589 Web Developers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 14.37 % over the next four years.
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Web Administrators
41.55 Hourly Wage 1849 Currently Employed
Manage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. Perform testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.
1849 Web Administrators are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.95 % over the next four years.
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