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A. S. Degree Programs
Technical Concentration | Information Technology Concentration

A. A. S. Degree Programs
Microcomputer Applications | Networking | Windows Server Specialist
 
Bachelor's degree programs in Computer Science encompass two distinct emphases: an information systems (or business) emphasis, and a technical emphasis. While either emphasis will prepare a student for a computing career, there are important differences in the context of the work to be performed, the types of problems to be solved, and the types of systems to be designed and managed. For both emphases, starting positions include such titles as programmer, programmer-analyst, and network analyst.

Note: Baccalaureate schools may have multiple computing degree programs, often located in different departments, which are based on the Computer Science recommendations. Consult the baccalaureate school you are considering as a transfer school to determine the department location and specific requirements for the specific major program in which you are interested. Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog or department advisor and an SVCC counselor in planning their program.

Learn how you can easily combine Sauk certificates and general education courses into a degree by watching the brief CIS department video.

 
A. S. in Computer Information Systems. Technical Concentration
IAI Recommended Baccalaureate Curriculum
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The Technical track focuses on algorithms, theoretical foundations of computer science, and development of software. A strong foundation in mathematics and science is needed for this emphasis.

Baccalaureate schools may have multiple computing degree programs, often located in different departments, which are based on the Computer Science recommendations. Consult the baccalaureate school you are considering as a transfer school to determine the department location and specific requirements for the specific major program in which you are interested.

Link to program information in SVCC catalog

 
 
A. S. in Computer Information Systems. Information Technology Concentration
IAI Recommended Baccalaureate Curriculum
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The Information Technology (or business) track focuses on the use of computer technology and information management methods to solve business problems. This requires an understanding of both the organizational context of the problem and the technologies, methodologies, and tools available in a variety of business applications.

Baccalaureate schools may have multiple computing degree programs, often located in different departments, which are based on the Computer Science recommendations. Consult the baccalaureate school you are considering as a transfer school to determine the department location and specific requirements for the specific major program in which you are interested.

Link to program information in SVCC Catalog

 
   
A. A. S. in Microcomputer Applications
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This program is designed to provide a graduate with the entry level job skills necessary in the computer information systems field with a specialization in microcomputer applications. Majors study the theory, design, development, and application of computer technology to computer information systems, and develop in-depth knowledge on the operation and structure of major business software packages.

Link to program information in SVCC catalog

 
   
A. A. S. in Networking (Networking Specialist)
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This program is designed to prepare students for employment in business, industry and government. Computer network specialists are responsible to oversee the design, administration, and security of organization network infrastructure. In addition to the training provided by the certificates for networking, networking specialist and networking professional, the degree provides a stronger background in business.

Link to program information in SVCC catalog

 
A. A. S. in Windows Server Specialist
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This program is designed to prepare students for employment in business, industry, and  government utilizing computer client/server networks of all sizes. Computer server specialists are responsible for configuring, maintaining, and administering hardware and operating systems at the server and client level. Completing certain sequences in this curriculum will also prepare students to sit for industry certifications sponsored through Microsoft Corporation.

Link to program information in SVCC catalog