Computer Science & Computer Information Technology

Computer Gurus: People without whom offices would fail and hair would be pulled out

Without computer techs, the modern world would stop turning. And while tech jobs are regarded as a great way to fill your pockets with cash, you don't have to go broke getting educated. With small class sizes and some of the most advanced training available, ACC has the best bang for your buck with nine associate degree options (including plans specifically designed for students transferring to four-year universities) and six specialized workforce certificates. From programming-focused Computer Science to the Computer Information Systems that keep the electronic world operational, ACC is your source for all tech teachings.

What skills can I gain?

Computer Science students develop expertise in software engineering, information and database theory, computer programming, algorithm development and design, computer graphics, and computer vision. Courses in game visualization and programming are also offered, in addition to web development.

Computer Information Systems students have a more business-minded focus and develop know-how to support the overall computer-related activities of a firm or organization. These include administration, maintenance, and support of computer applications; configuration, installation, and maintenance of networks; and information security.

What degrees and certifications are available and how long do they take to complete?

Students typically require at least two years to complete an associate degree. Certificates take less time, do not include general academics classes, and are often preferred by people already working in the industry or those who wish to enter the workforce quickly.

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Programming Web Programming Specialization
  • Game and Visualization Programming Specialization
  • Local Area Network Systems-Network Administration
  • Local Area Network Systems-Security Administration Specialization
  • Microcomputer Applications-Applications
  • Microcomputer Applications-User and Desktop Support Specialization

Academic Transfer Associate of Science Degrees

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Systems

Certificates

  • Computer Information Technology-Database
  • Computer Programming-C++ Track
  • Computer Programming-Java Track
  • Local Area Network Systems-Network Administration
  • User and Desktop Support Specialization
  • Web Developer Specialist

Where can I work with this education?

Computers are all around us, so grads can work in any number of fields. You can prepare for these specific careers at ACC: Game developer or tester, information network security, information systems administrator, IT programmer, IT security services technician, IT analyst, IT developer, network technician, network switching systems operator/maintainer, network analyst, operations center analyst, software developer (C++, C#, Java, VB), technical call center representative, tech support rep for gaming products, web production specialist, or Windows programmer.

How do I get started at ACC and where can I find out about financial aid?

Visit ACC's future student's page for admissions information. At the financial aid page you can check your eligibility and submit an application.