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Computer Information Systems (AAS)

Sample job: Computer Support Specialist
Median Salary: $48,900
Job Growth Outlook 2012-22: 17%


Sample job: Web Developer
Median Salary: $62,500
Job Growth Outlook 2012-22: 20%

The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program with an associate degree, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Technology still needs humans

If you’re considering working on or in computers, a lucrative career is in your future. You’ll be ready to lend your expertise in any business setting. You might even decide to start your own computer repair business.

If you plug into a career as a computer expert, you could make a lot of money in a field that just keeps growing.

If you’re business oriented, Kirtland’s Computer Information Systems is the right way to go. 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.

Who does well in it?

People who are:

comfortable troubleshooting
able to create solutions and
evaluate result

What would you do?

program computers
administrator databases
program systems or
develop Web sites

You get to choose

We give you several paths to choose from so you can thrive in a computer-related career.
Here’s what each path could yield:

  • 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

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 will allow you to transfer your credits without a glitch to most four-year colleges or universities. 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.

Where would you work?

in business offices
as a subcontractor
with your own clients

Get your degree in Computer Science at Kirtland Community College