Difference Between Computer Science & Information Technology

Computers and those professionals that maintain, troubleshoot, program, administer, network, and build them are central to most every industry. It is beneficial for computer engineers to have a grasp of computer science. Computer engineers often deal with hardware-to-software integration, meaning they have to design and build processors and hardware that can support a given program. As technology advances and our devices become smaller and smaller, a main goal of computer engineers is to create microchips and microprocessors that work economically and efficiently.

Computers can be understood in 4 areas: hardware (a focus on the basic electronic building blocks), management (administration of databases or networked computers), maintenance (diagnosis and repair of personal computers) and software (the programming and computer science needed to control the hardware). Those interested in a career in computers or information technology can pursue a B.A or B.S in computer technology. Find out what courses are offered in these programs as well as career and continuing ed options after graduation.

Unlike the Smart Cape Access Project, many other projects that attempt to introduce computers to Africa fail not only in the sustainability issue but also in training, support and feedback. Although in many cases access to the Internet via cable or wireless and electricity remain overwhelming issues. Less than one percent of Africans access broadband and only four percent use the Internet according to the BGBC in an article about Intel backing wireless access in Africa. 10 The cost of wireless remains prohibitive to most Africans and possibly more important is that there is not an overall “education model” that supports how to integrate forms of hardware to provide the wireless network.

GPRC graduates with a Diploma in Computer Systems Technology may receive a maximum of 60 transfer credits toward this 120-credit degree. In addition to completing the degree directly with Athabasca University, you have an option to take a number of courses in a classroom setting at GPRC. This degree program is a unique collaboration between Athabasca University and GPRC. See the Computer and Information Systems program for details.

ABCya’s award-winning Fifth Grade computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years. Featuring two television programs popular in the 1980’s and 1990’s: Computer Chronicles and Net Café, this library showcases videos about computing and technology.