Computer Careers

computer Careers

Find the Right Computer Program
If you are thinking that a career in computers is for you, then South Central College has a great program for you. Our full-menu of computer career options is sure to provide you with just the right information technology education you’re looking for.

For decades, computer careers have provided high wages and low unemployment rates for tech-trained professionals. As a computer specialist, you will find opportunities in virtually any field that may be of interest to you including health care, entertainment and gaming, science and research labs.

At South Central College, you’ll have an opportunity to select the area of computer science that you want to specialize in. Our program flexibility offers the option to become a:

  • Computer programmer/analyst
  • Database programmer/administrator
  • Technical support specialist
  • Technical writer
  • Help desk specialist
  • Software tester
  • Network administrator
  • Database administrator
  • Web designer/developer

Hands-on training is provided on multiple platforms: Windows, Linux and Cloud environments. Within this framework, you will have the opportunity to learn current in-demand programming languages, software design skills, networking, and working with systems in the Cloud. Online classes and Web programming certification are also available to students.

While many South Central College computer career graduates go directly to work, some go on to pursue bachelor’s degrees in computerrelated
fields.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester

Department Credentials Offered:

Location: Faribault Campus and North Mankato Campus

Program Advisors

  • John Burns (507) 389-7411 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Economic Outlook

Region2014 Jobs2019 JobsGrowth %Average Hourly Beginning WageAverage Annual Beginning Wage
Regional 4881 5210 7% $19.50 $40,560
State 96,964 101,771 6% $21.43 $44,574
National 4,443,496 4,676,316 5% $22.28 $46,342
  • Computer Careers Core Coursework:
  • Foundations of Computing
  • Spreadsheet/Database Integration
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Web fore Business
  • PC Hardware/Software Essentials
  • Data Communications
  • Networking

Specific degree and/or certificate in area of interest will require additional classes in:

  • Web Programming Track
  • Cloud Computing Track
  • Networking Track

Program Advisors
Linda Anderson
(507) 389-7201
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John Burns
(507) 389-7411
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