Associate Degree in Computer Science

Pine Technical & Community College's Computer Science AS Degree is designed to give you options by providing you with the foundational understanding of computer theory and practical application. Upon completing the program, you'll be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor's degree in computer information science, management of information systems or a related computer field.

The Computer Science AS degree program at Pine Technical & Community College provides you with the training and skills that are needed to improve the computer systems we depend on.

  • Course curriculum focuses on computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective.
  • The program includes instruction in the principles of computational science and computing theory, principles of computer hardware design, computer development and programming, and applications for a variety of end-use situations.
  • Students will gain a sound understanding of the mathematics that underlie the field of Computer Science and gain the ability to develop and deploy computer programs which utilize it.
  • Graduates will find career opportunities in a variety of settings; however, the program is designed for students to continue studies in pursuant of a bachelor's degree.


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  • Computer scientist graduates are increasingly employed in every sector of the economy; the greatest concentration of these workers, about 23 percent, is in the computer systems design and related services industry.
  • Job titles for computer science graduates may include Software Developer, Computer Systems Analyst, and Web Developer, among others.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these careers are projects to grow between 17 and 27 percent from 2014 to 2024, and median annual salaries for these careers are well above average.

Program Faculty Advisor: Tony Mueller


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