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Computer Careers Overview

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Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Study Area

Information Technology Support

  • Technical orientation
  • Provide technical support for computer or a computer network
  • Specific technical skills for entry-level employment

Information Systems

  • Practical & Application Oriented
  • Business & management oriented
  • Understand how to design & implement information systems

Computer Science

  • Theory Oriented
  • Math & Science Oriented
  • Understand fundamental nature of hardware & software
  • Transfer Program

Minimum Degree Required

A.A., A.A.S., A.S.,
Industry Certifications
B.A.,B.S. B.S.

Math and Science Requirements

Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus or Statistics Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus or Statistics, and Physics

What You Do

SUPPORT Computer Systems and Users DEVELOP and IMPLEMENT
Information Systems
DESIGN Computer Systems and Equipment

Job Title

Associate's Degree or Some College $45,000 per year, on average


Bachelor's Degree or Above $75,000 per year, on average


Master's Degree or Above $105,000 per year, on average


Additional Resources

For more information about this career program contact, Career and Technical Programs Division, 847-925-6374.
For a Personalized Degree/Certificate Progress Report visit the MyHarper Student Portal.
View more information about Early College Credit Opportunities.
For counseling about which path is right for you:
New students, contact the Center for New Students at 847.925.6208
Current students, contact Academic Advising at 847.925.6393

Last Updated: 1/4/24