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Computing and Information Science
Associate Degree Program
The landscape of job opportunities in today’s world is changing with new positions in computer and information technology fields emerging as others become obsolete. Information science focuses on identifying, understanding, and resolving problems through established and developing technologies. The Delaware Tech program for Computing and Information Science will prepare you with the skills necessary to understand these workforce dynamics. You will learn about computer sciences in advancing courses of study and you will apply this knowledge in hands-on applications. You will gain knowledge about the hierarchy of levels in computers, learning about CPU structure, control unit operations, parallel organization, and Reduced Instruction Set Computers (RISC). Additional classes in higher mathematics, economics, and business will round out your understanding of CIS applications in preparation for a career in this growing industry.
With a degree in Computing & Information Science you will be prepare for a seamless transfer to one of our sister institutions and the upper-level coursework of a four-year program.
This program is offered at the Wilmington campus.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:
- Computer support specialist
- Web and server-side programmer
- Website designer
- Computing and information technology solutions designer
What You Will Earn
Competitive starting salaries range from $28,000 - $32,000.
Upon completion of a bachelor’s degree, the starting salary range is $32,000 - $36,000.
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Capture users' requirements in the form of technical specifications, diagrams, flow charts, storyboards, etc. for use by IT personnel and restate IT documents in a form meaningful to non-technical personnel.
- Install, configure and secure operating systems and application software within a given organizational environment.
- Given specifications, design and implement simple to moderately complex programs.
- Create and apply algorithms and data structures to meet end user needs.
- Work effectively as part of a team charged with solving a complex technical problem.
- Utilize current standards to design, implement, and evaluate an appropriate and secure computer-based system.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.
- Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
- Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
- Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
- Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
- Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.
Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree?
This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See an academic counselor for details!
Campus-Specific Computing and Information Science Information