This degree prepares the student for careers such as computer application programmer, medical records specialist, computer security professional, database administrator, computer system manager, computer network manager, software engineer, Management Information Systems (MIS) manager, customer support engineer, computer sales representative, or educator and trainer in the field of computer applications. Students who transfer to the junior year of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program, specializing in Computer Technology, are expected to have completed their freshman and sophomore years at a community college or similar institution and received their associate’s degree in a program of computer studies (i.e. computer science, computer technology, computer software, computer programming, etc). Students who have an equivalent associate’s degree in science, or in various fields of engineering, are also eligible.
Completion of an appropriate minor at CSUN that does not include courses offered by the Department of Computer Science or the College of Business and Economics. The intent of the minor is to focus studies in a domain in which the graduate plans to start their career. Students interested in focusing their studies on business are advised to explore the Information Systems degree options offered by the Department of Accounting and Information Systems. A minor must consist of at least 18 units, but some requirements in a minor might also be applied toward meeting General Education requirements.
Associates degrees in computer and information technology provide students with a very basic, foundational education in computers and technology. Such degrees can prepare graduates for a few select entry-level positions in the field, including web developers, hardware and software trainers, and computer repair technicians, for example. They can also provide the groundwork for further study in pursuit of computer information technology bachelor degrees. Typically, associates degrees in computer and information technology take around a year and a half to complete, but they can be completed either more quickly or at a slower pace depending upon the specific program and the individual students’ schedules and preferences. Associates-level computer and information technology degrees are usually flexible, allowing students to earn their credentials on a part-time or full-time basis. Evening and online classes are sometimes offered as well.
The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2015-2017 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2014-2016 graduates and for Degree 2013-2015 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates’ labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.
Computer engineering technologists are in high demand and that demand will increase in the future as technological advances spread to more industries. Our graduates are responsible for design, construction and troubleshooting of complex digital equipment and systems. Companies who hire our graduates produce business, automation and scientific equipment.