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Computer Degrees


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Program Advisor

Jules Brown, Academic Advisor
(989) 275-5000, ext. 280

Program Information

Computers Program Requirements
Course Descriptions

College Catalog

Plug into a career as a computer expert!

If you’re considering working on or in computers, your lucrative career could start here. Choose from our options and get your degree in:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Systems or
  • Web Design and Internet Development

Get your degree in Computer Information Systems at Kirtland Community CollegeKirtland Community College gives you several paths so you can thrive in your computer-related career. Kirtland’s computer programs include Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Computer Science (CS). Both are available through classes on campus and online.

If you’re business oriented, Kirtland’s Computer Information Systems path is the right way to go. You could earn $50,000 to $100,000 per year job in business as a:

  • computer programmer
  • database administrator
  • systems programmer or
  • Web developer

If you’re math oriented and more interested in being a software engineer, systems analyst, network administrator or computer programmer, Kirtland’s Computer Science program could be a conduit for you. Kirtland’s courses will prepare you to:

  • analyze hardware and software problems
  • implement the best solution and
  • evaluate results

Get your degree in web design and internet development at KirtlandIf you’re considering Web design, you’ll want to pursue our new Web Design and Internet Development Associate in Applied Science degree. It’s designed to provide specialized instruction necessary for entry and success in the web development, graphic design and Internet sales and marketing industries. You’ll become adept in:

  • code-cutting
  • programming
  • search engine optimization
  • hardware and server issues and
  • graphic design

You could start your own business or have one of the hottest jobs around: developing, improving and maintaining websites for a living. Income levels obviously are determined by your level of education and savvy, but high-end Webmasters in the private sector demand in the upwards of $75,000 per year.

Imagine your future. Start today.

Career options

Computer Information Systems (business-oriented)

  • Computer programmer
  • Systems analyst
  • Network administrator
  • Microcomputer specialist

Computer Science (mathematical and engineering-oriented)

  • Applications programmer
  • Systems programmer
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analyst

You’ll save money via the free software (as the result of an agreement with Microsoft) Kirtland will give you to use. You will receive all the software you’ll need for your courses including Windows and Visual Studio.

Most jobs in the computer field require a four-year degree. If you are interested in pursuing a computer career, you should plan to eventually complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year school.

You’ll be ready to lend your expertise in any business setting and Kirtland’s friendly instructors will give you all the confidence you’ll need in a dynamic, interactive atmosphere.

Kirtland continually is adding new articulation/transfer agreements to help guarantee that you will be able
to transfer into a four-year college or university as a junior without having to repeat classes or lose credits.

Kirtland will allow you to transfer your credits without a glitch to most four-year colleges or universities. If you choose to begin now and earn most of your credits online, you could save wear and tear on your vehicle, gas money, travel time, and daycare expenses.

If you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university, you must consult with an advisor and study the requirements of the four-year institution from which you intend to earn a bachelor’s degree.

2014-15 Program Costs

Computer Information Systems Associate DegreeIn DistrictOut of District
Tuition and Fees10,00012,500
Miscellaneous Expenses125125

Related computer degrees and certificates include:

Associate Transfer degrees

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science

Associate’s in Applied Science degrees

  • Information Technology
  • Web Design & Internet Development

Get your degree in Computer Science at Kirtland Community CollegePartnership Programs

  • Central Michigan University
  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Franklin University
  • Saginaw Valley State University

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university must consult with an advisor and carefully study the requirements of the four-year institution from which they intend to secure a bachelor’s degree.

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

Some of the jobs related to our Computer programs:

(click on the links for detailed information about each specific job/career and for job outlook information)

Get general and transfer information on specific colleges and universities.