Computer Science

The Computer Science field is exploding with potential. Every employer needs professionals who can maximize productivity by developing software solutions.

The associate degree in Computer Science provides a comprehensive curriculum that responds to the rapidly changing nature of information technology. The major prepares you as software engineer by building a solid foundation in computer science fundamentals, then training you in the latest software engineering techniques. You will be expected to obtain at least one of several industry standard certifications, including Oracle’s Java SE 7 Programmer certification.

Software engineers design computer programs by using the most effective and efficient modern techniques. The Computer Science degree gives you the skills to analyze, design, implement, and maintain software and hardware in a systemic way.

The ability to craft secure, maintainable, high-performance applications for mobile devices, the Internet, and desktop computers is a highly valued skill. Our Computer Science degree will provide you the cutting-edge knowledge and technical skills to thrive in this fast-paced, opportunity-filled industry.

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Program Objectives

Computer Science graduates should be able to:

Program Objectives
  • Create a marketable application for a mobile device
  • Create a client-side and server-side web application for LAMP
  • Create working, useful desktop applications
  • Troubleshoot code in an Integrated Development Environment
  • Build a full, normalized database from the ground up
  • Write secure code for database transactions
  • Write test code for program quality assurance
  • Write shell scripts for Unix administration
  • Demonstrate readiness to sit for Oracle’s Java SE 7 Programmer certification exam
  • Explain and use team-oriented, customer-centered iterative development techniques such as Agile
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Prepare for Success
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The Computer Science degree prepares you for a career in website development, software engineering, system design, technical support, and mobile application development.

Student Success Story
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Vick Mahant Computer Science Technology Graduated: May 2014

Vick Mahant has earned his associate degree in Computer Science and has earned the distinction of the Outstanding Student Award in his field of study. He has overcome many difficulties on his road to academic success such as coming to a new country, having to learn a new way of life, and a new type of schooling. Vick was born in India to Kalpeshkumar and Seema Mahant. As a child, Vick was deeply influenced by his uncle, a college professor. His uncle had a computer and he taught Vick not only the great potential behind the computer, but also how to use it. This inspired a life-long love affair with computer technology. Now that Vick has finished his degree at P.I.T., he will be moving on to Drexel University in Philadelphia to earn his bachelor’s degree in software development.

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