Computers & Technology

The Computer Technology (CT) program has been developed to provide training in the principles underlying the design of modern computer systems. See Calendar sections on Computing Science, University Transfer, Degree Program and Athabasca University at GPRC. Consult the website for Athabasca University School of Computing and Information Systems to confirm program details, including residency and graduation requirements. A server is a computer that handles requests for data, email, file transfers, and other network services from other computers.

A strong foundational knowledge of network and systems engineering concepts form the base on which the advanced topics for this computer networking degree are built. Key elements of this computer networking degree include routing, switching, server operating systems, email systems, IP Telephony, wireless and virtualization will be explored in detail.

Not only are graduates with computer-related degrees in demand, they are well compensated. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, among the 10 top-paying majors for 2013-14 were computer science, which ranked second at $67,300 annually, computer engineering fourth at $66,600, and electrical engineering seventh at $62,300. Students who successfully complete the certificate program requirements will be eligible for a Certificate in Computer Systems Technology. If you meet these requirements, please apply to graduate.

The DCS is a degree in applied research. Degree candidates study the theory and practice behind computing. Payscale records Research Scientists as having an average salary of $115,279. The aim of the program is to provide qualified professionals for computer programming by teaching technical and theoretical principles. The curriculum addresses different issues such as basic programming, internet programming, database, network systems, computer hardware and web design.

The Graduate Computer Technology Endorsement Certificate may be earned apart from completing the entire Classroom Technology Master’s degree Teachers with this endorsement will not only be prepared to provide leadership capabilities for local, state or national educational technology initiatives, but will also be licensed to teach computer science courses, K-12. Students may apply for the Computer Technology Endorsement from the Ohio Department of Education after completing the 16 hours of coursework identified for this credential.