Learn to design and develop information systems for the ever-growing world of computers with a degree or certificate in computer systems.
The rapid spread of computers and information technology has created a need for highly trained workers to work in applications, support and/or database development. With Collin College's Computer Systems program, you will learn to design and build computer systems, and to solve problems in this ever-changing and growing field.
The degree program offers tracks in information systems or computer support. Areas of study include business applications, business programming, management skills, database programming, computer applications and technical skills. The degree can provide a broad business background and professional skills needed to succeed in a career in computer information systems.
Computer support specialists troubleshoot and resolve various computer and software issues. They may work in a help-desk environment or provide technical support in an organization's IT department. Professionals might work in a variety of fields, including computer systems, telecommunications, finance, and educational services. Some professionals may be able to work from home, while others travel to clients' homes to provide computer support.
Information systems specialists troubleshoot computer systems and develop safeguards to prevent future problems. These experts design, repair, or administer an organization's computer networks and systems. Coursework in programming, computer applications, and systems analysis and design prepare you for entry-level positions in Information Technology.
Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with Collin College academic advisors or career coaches. Also check the degree requirement of the intended transfer college prior to beginning this program to verify course degree applicability. If your program requires a criminal background check, your placement in a required clinical site, cooperative, practicum, internship, and/or licensure/certification opportunity may be impacted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your program director, and check with your licensing/certifying entity, if any, to determine your status.
Occupational Skills Award (OSA) – Computer Applications
(Shared by all tracks)
Computer Support Track
Information Systems Track