Get the hands-on, problem-solving skills needed to get started in a variety of computer fields. Our students are living in a world that is changing at a dramatic pace—a world that grows smaller with each passing day due to the advances of technology. To be without a command of these skills is to be at a disadvantage in today’s—as well as tomorrow’s—world. It is essential for all students to have the opportunity to explore, understand and acquire the skills that will impact their lives.
Description en-US: To ensure that Nevada students are prepared for life in the digital age, students must be proficient technology users. It is no longer adequate for instruction to focus solely on basic technology skills as was the basis of previous versions of the Nevada Computer and Technology Standards. An example of computer technology is the development of a software program that allows people to accomplish work at home which has been automatically assigned from computers at their job location.
CIS undergraduates may choose to specialize. Software engineering, for example, focuses on software design and development. Networking emphasizes the interconnection between individual computers. Cognitive science examines the relationship between the computer and psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience. The graduate school option prepares students for the pursuit of advanced degrees and conducting research.
An IT career doesn’t necessarily require a computer science (CS) degree, although a CS degree opens certain doors that otherwise wouldn’t be available. IT professionals typically work in a business environment installing internal networks and computer systems and perhaps programming. Computer scientists work in a wider range of environments, ranging from businesses to universities to video game design companies. Both of these careers have excellent growth potential and high salaries, with software developers somewhat ahead of IT professionals in earnings.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology program (BSCT) provides knowledge and skills in computer networking, electronics product design, computer circuits, and word processing. The program also includes topics in computer troubleshooting, programming and hardware analysis. GPRC graduates with a Diploma in Computer Systems Technology may receive 2 years or 60 credits of transfer credit toward admission to year three of this degree.