Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses.
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time.
About the Program
The Associate in Science degree introduces students to the skills related to the analysis, design and development of information systems. Upon completion, the graduate will have acquired a solid mathematical background and a firm foundation in both the practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary computer science. This program has been designed to equip students to transfer into a typical four-year Computer Science degree program. Graduates will:
- Power the modern world and solve complex problems by designing and coding programs, video games, and apps
- Program in a variety of advanced languages that can be applied to various web and mobile technology platforms
- Use cutting-edge software programming to drive dynamic innovation
The certificate will provide student with the knowledge to create a sophisticated, secure, multi-tiered Internet application. Essential programming, database and security concepts and techniques will be presented such that graduates will be able to analyze requirements and then design and develop a database-driven, interactive, client-server web application.
Specific transfer plans, with the college of choice, should be made as early in the degree as possible to ensure an appropriate program is planned for enrollment at Century and at the four-year school.
- Transfer Planning - Articulation Agreements
These agreements provide students with educational plans to help them transfer to four-year institutions.
- Transfer Resources
Advanced planning is critical when you transfer. Learn more about possible options.
- Bachelor Degree Planning
We partner with many institutions offering Bachelor's degrees that can be completed here, online, or at a metro location.
Potential Job Titles
- Computer Programmers *
- Computer Engineers *
- Computer Systems Analysts *
* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree
Computer Programmers *
Average Wage: $34.10/hour
Top Earners: $47.82/hour
Computer Engineers *
Average Wage: $45.62/hour
Top Earners: $65.99/hour
Computer Systems Analysts *
Average Wage: $37.83/hour
Top Earners: $52.77/hour
* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree.
Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.mnscu.edu