Computer Science and Information Technology
Associate in Science
The A.S. degree provides students with the educational background necessary for immediate entry into the job market. Individuals in the Computer Information Technology field generally set up and maintain customer and inventory databases for a company as well as provide customer service support and technical assistance such as software installation or computer repair. They also provide support with programming, designing web pages, managing web sites, networking, and microcomputer applications.
Northwest Florida State College offers a variety of degree and certificate options in the computer field, including the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Computer Information Technology. There are five pre-planned areas of emphasis in the Computer Science and Information Technology program.
- Computer Programming and Analysis Specialization
- Cyber Security Specialization
- Network Systems Technology Specialization
- 2-Year Program
- 60 Course Credits
- Computer Programmer
- Computer Programming Specialist
- Web Development Specialist
- Database and E-Commerce Security
- Digital Forensics
- Network Security
- Network Server Administration
- Linux System Administrator
Computer technology jobs are currently in high demand, growing faster than average, as businesses continue to integrate more computer technology. Due to the rapid growth in demand for computer support specialists and systems administrators, those who have strong computer skills and a degree in a computer field continue to be in high demand in the job market. Professional certifications and practical experience, in addition to a degree, increase job prospects further.
Salaries for entry-level computer technology jobs in the region range from $25,554 to $53,165 for those with an associate degree or certificate. Salaries increase depending on amount of experience and certifications and may differ greatly by region.
Average or Median Salary
$25,554 – $53,165