Computer Science, Information Technology, & Cybersecurity
Computer industry jobs are in high demand due to the ever-evolving and rapidly growing world of technology. Whether you’re interested in software programming and design or want to enter the exciting world of cybersecurity, San Juan College will put you on a path to success.
We have two degrees and five certificates to choose from, including a fast-track online Information Technology Support Certificate that can be completed in as little as seven months. Our Associate of Science in Computer Science Degree is designed for students who want to transfer to a four-year program. Our Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Degree provides you with the essential educational and hands-on elements for a career in information technology. The AAS also prepares you to sit for several industry exams and can be completed in only 16 months.
A degree or certificate in computer science will equip you with foundational skills for a career in computer programming or software programming and design. The certificate option can be completed in as little as two semesters.
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Computer Science, Information Technology, & Cybersecurity Career Pathways
Skills obtained from a degree in computer science, information technology, or cybersecurity are in high demand and are used in private, nonprofit, and government sectors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations are expected to grow 15% from 2021 to 2031, resulting in over 600,000 new jobs over the 10-year span. This is much faster job growth than the average for all other occupations.
Common careers for people with a degree or certificate in computer science, information technology, or cybersecurity include:
- Computer Support Specialist
- Computer Systems Analysts
- Information Technology Specialist
- Software Developer
- Information Security Analyst
- Computer Programer
- Computer Network Architect
- Cybersecurity Specialist
- Cybersecurity Analyst
- Information Security Specialist
- Network Security Analyst
“I needed to stay local, and San Juan College was the best opportunity for me to get my degree and certifications. I worked as a student employee in the IT department and expressed my desire to learn more and help out with IT problems. When I got certified, I was offered a position as a technician.”