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Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2016–2017 74 Associate of Science Degree Four Semesters Do you have or would like to have the essential skills for a highly-demanded field of employment? Are you interested in computers, and want to be on the cutting-edge of the industry? Do you enjoy problem solving and working with others? If so, a career in Computer Science could be right for you. With this computer science program you can choose from one of three sought-after specialty areas: Programming, Networking, or Web/Database/Server Programming. This program is taught through a combination of lecture and hands-on project development in the specialty area of your choice. The computing/networking classes you receive will help to ensure that you have the necessary skills to find employment in the Computer or Internet Technology industries. The core classes you receive will assure that you can seamlessly continue your studies at a four year college if you desire. Your choice of the programming Specialty will give you a comprehensive understanding of: programming methods and technology; linear algorithms and object orientation; data structures and abstract data types; database use, structure, and programming; and networking essentials. Your choice of the networking Specialty will give you a comprehensive understanding of: fundamentals of Information Technology (IT); essential networking concepts; administration and configuration of major user and network operating systems; network security; and how to support users and coworkers. Your choice of the Web/database/Server programming Specialty will give you a comprehensive understanding of: the programming and scripting languages used to create basic and highly interactive web sites including client-side and server-side applications; database use, structure, and programming; and networking essentials. In addition to your choice of computer specialty you will receive a well-rounded education in the humanities, language and communications, science, and mathematics. Depending on your choice of specialization you will have the potential for employment in a wide variety of computing sub-fields including: Programmer, Software Developer, Internet Technology (IT) Specialist, Entry-Level Network Administrator, Web Site Developer, Entry-Level Database Administrator, Technical Writer, Computer/Network Security Specialist, Customer Support/Help Desks Technician, or Computer/Network Sales Associate, and many more. Computer Science


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