The 123s of Earning a Computer Technology Degree


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This presentation offers information on choosing a computer technology degree program. It discusses the job outlook for computer technology careers as well as the type of courses, schools and degrees offered in the field of computer technology.

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The 123s of Earning a Computer Technology Degree

  1. 1. THE ABC’S OF EARNING A COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY DEGREE <ul><li>From the Decisions Center </li></ul>
  2. 2. Demand Continues to grow for Highly Skilled Technical Workers <ul><li>The field of Computer Technology is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The demand for technically trained, highly-qualified professionals continues to increase </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Future Looks Bright for Tech <ul><li>The Bureau of Labor Statistics remains very optimistic about future job opportunities, with 24 percent job growth expected in all IT occupations between 2010 and 2016. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to be part of a rapidly growing industry and help businesses with their technology needs, than a degree in Computer Technology is for you. </li></ul><ul><li>Check out what you’ll learn in Computer Technology degree programs at </li></ul>
  4. 4. The ABC’s of Earning A Technology Degree <ul><li>Decide on a Degree </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate’s Degree: generally completed in four years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s Degree: generally completed in two years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Master’s Degree: varies in time for completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification Programs vary in range and can be specific to certain technology sectors. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Each Degree Offers Unique Opportunities <ul><ul><li>Masters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Engineers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s degrees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Programmers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate’s degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Database Administration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Help Desk </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software Sales & Consulting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Microsoft Specialist </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. B. Decide on a kind of College or University <ul><ul><li>Traditional College or University Campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attend classes on a specific campus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Degrees awarded for traditional fields of study </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational School or Career College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attend classes on a specific campus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Degrees are designed around specific trades </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students are taught the skills needed to perform </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a particular job </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Degrees -100% Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classes are taken via the internet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classes are usually shorter in length </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online offers more flexibility </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. C. Make Your Major Decision <ul><li>Computer technology degree programs offer areas of emphasis in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information security systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data communication systems management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer gaming design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive media develop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems Administrator </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Types of Classes to Expect <ul><li>Program courses vary by major, but most computer technology degree program include courses in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The architectures of operating systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User interface construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C + + language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data bases types and formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programming standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet hierarchy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authoring tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scripting designs </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Get Certified <ul><li>Computer degree program courses often prepare students for specialty certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Some top certifications include, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert and Certified Information Systems Auditor </li></ul><ul><li>Getting certified leads to advanced level positions and increased earnings. </li></ul><ul><li>Research your certification options and what you need to do to get certified </li></ul>
  10. 10. Get Your Degree Now! <ul><li>Visit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review your degree program options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine - online, on-campus or both </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore which college, university, career college or vocational school is right for you </li></ul></ul>