Computer Science

Whether you want to create a new application or solve an existing technical program, Austin Community College’s Computer Science Program provides an excellent foundation for a bachelor’s degree. The associate degree includes the full core curriculum while providing instruction in coding, software engineering, information theory, algorithm development, and more.

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In-demand field

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Career & Salary Information

Career opportunities for computer scientists are plentiful and projected to grow as technology advances. Check out some possible job titles below.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Computer and Information Research Scientists

    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.


    Hourly Wage: $


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    Projections:

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  • Computer Hardware Engineers

    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.


    Hourly Wage: $


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    Projections:

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  • Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

    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.


    Hourly Wage: $


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    Projections:

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  • Computer Systems Analysts

    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.


    Hourly Wage: $


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    Projections:

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  • Computer Systems Engineers/Architects

    Design and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions.


    Hourly Wage: $


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Science

Computer Information Systems
Computer Science

Field of Study

Computer Science Field of Study