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Computer Degrees


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Program Advisor

Jules Brown, Academic Advisor
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Program Information

Computers Program Requirements
Course Descriptions

College Catalog

Plug into a career as a computer expert! Your lucrative career could start here. Get your degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or Web Design and Internet Development at Kirtland.

Kirtland Community College gives you several paths from which to choose so you can thrive in your computer-related career. Kirtland’s computer programs include Computer Information systems (CIS) and Computer Science (CS). Both can be achieved by taking classes on campus and online.

Get your degree in Computer Information Systems at Kirtland Community CollegeIf 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 could be a conduit for you. Kirtland’s courses will prepare you to analyze hardware and software problems, assess solutions, implement the best solution and evaluate results.

Computer information systems (business-oriented)

  • computer programmer
  • systems analyst
  • network administrator and
  • microcomputer specialist

Computer science (mathematical- and engineering-oriented)

  • applications programmer
  • systems programmer
  • software engineer and
  • systems analyst

Get your degree in web design and internet development at KirtlandIf you’re interested in web design, you’ll want to pursue our new Web Design and Internet Development associate in applied science degree.  This degree is designed to provide specialized instruction that is 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, as well as 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.

You’ll save money by taking advantage of the free software Kirtland will provide for you to use as the result of an agreement with Microsoft. You will receive all the software you’ll need for your courses including Windows and Visual Studio.Kirtland’s associate degrees are designed as transfer degrees.

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.

Kirtland constantly 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 your journey now and earn most of your credits online, you could save wear and tear on your vehicle, gas money, travel time, and daycare expenses.

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.

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:

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