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.
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.
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.
598 Computer and Information Research Scientists are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 5.52 % over the next four years.
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Hourly Wage 13126 Currently
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.
13126 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 7.56 % over the next four years.
Computer Hardware Engineers
Hourly Wage 1889 Currently
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.
1889 Computer Hardware Engineers are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 6.35 % over the next four years.
Computer and Information Systems Managers
Hourly Wage 3496 Currently
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
3496 Computer and Information Systems Managers are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 10.1 % over the next four years.
Computer Systems Analysts
Hourly Wage 12224 Currently
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.
12224 Computer Systems Analysts are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 9.4 % over the next four years.
Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
Hourly Wage 1899 Currently
Design and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions.
1899 Computer Systems Engineers/Architects are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 7.06 % over the next four years.
Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.
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.