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 What is Computers and Technology?

Computers and technology refers to the broad array of academic disciplines that address computer programming, design, engineering, telecommunications and more. Technologically-minded people who wish to explore a challenging career in an ever-changing field should consider earning a degree in computers and technology.

 

Who Should Study Computers and Technology?

If you’re considering studying computers and technology, you should ideally answer “yes” to the following questions:

  • Do I enjoy working with computers?
  • Am I able to sit still for long periods of time?
  • Am I comfortable learning programming languages and basic algorithms?
  • Can I work well both alone and as part of a team?
  • Am I highly organized and detail-oriented?
  • Am I willing to keep up with constantly-changing technology trends?

 

In addition, you should ideally answer “no” to the following questions:

  • Do I require a job that involves a lot of physical activity?
  • Am I intimidated by technology?
  • Am I scared of numbers?

 

Sample Computers and Technology Classes

Computers and technology classes will differ depending upon the specific program you pursue, and whether you are studying at the undergraduate or graduate level. Regardless, here is a sample of the types of courses you may encounter:

  • Programming in C
  • Programming in Java
  • Software design
  • Media computation
  • Computer organization
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Theory of computation
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Software engineering
  • Wireless networks and mobile systems

In addition to classes, a final project or thesis is often required for both the bachelor’s and master’s degree. Be sure to check with the school of your choice for details regarding graduation requirements.

 

Types of Computers and Technology Careers

There are many career paths for graduates holding computer and technology degrees, and the field is growing. The list below includes some of the more common computer and technology jobs and a description of each one.

  • Software engineers enjoy a high-demand, potentially lucrative career involving design of computer applications or systems software. Advanced math skills are required.
  • Telecommunications specialists work with the computer systems necessary to support telephone use. They must keep abreast of rapidly-changing technology.
  • Systems analysts create computer systems that address business needs. The field is growing quickly as more businesses require various computer functions.
  • Network security specialists protect a company’s confidential data. They are in particularly high demand in fields such as finance and insurance.
  • Network administrators manage an organization’s computer network.
  • Database administrators develop and maintain customized databases to meet the needs of an organization. Some degree of security is generally required.
  • Technical support is an entry-level job that addresses the varied technological needs of employees at an organization. This is a good choice for those considering advanced study in computers and technology as it can offer exposure to a wide range of responsibilities.
  • Web developers provide the technical aspects of websites. Clear and reliable communication is essential for this job as it involves learning about and addressing the customer’s needs.

 

Computer and technology jobs may be available in settings ranging from large corporations to small non-profits to your kitchen table (for the self-employed). Some jobs offer a great deal of flexibility, allowing employees to telecommute, work part-time, or on-call. Other jobs may require employees to work graveyard shifts or on holidays. The ability to work both solo and as part of a team is essential for most computer and technology careers, as is the ability to sit for long periods of time.

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Baltimore, MD,
United States
Walden University

At Walden, we believe that knowledge is most valuable when put to use in organizations, communities, and families. We offer over 75 online degree programs with more than 385 specializations and concentrations

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2nd Floor Haarlerbergweg 13-23, Amsterdam Z.O.,
N.A.
University of Liverpool

Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool is a world-class research university and is ranked within the top 1% of universities worldwide.* The University is one of the great centres of research, knowledge and innovation, and is a member of the UK ...

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NW , Washington,
DC
Career Technical Institute

Career Technical Institute mission is to provide our students with the knowledge, hands-on practical experience, and employment skills necessary for them to successfully compete in today's job market.

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Santa Barbara, CA,
United States
Santa Barbara Business College

Santa Barbara Business College is committed to providing relevant, quality educational programs that meet the needs of the communities we serve. Founded in 1888, Santa Barbara Business College is a private provider offering career training a

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Napier, Hawke's Bay,
N.A.
Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT is a New Zealand government institute and is a Category One institution as assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) under the External Evaluation and Review (EER).

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Suite 100 , Miami,
FL
The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes system of schools offers a range of master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degree programs, as well as diploma and certificate programs specializing in the creative and applied arts.

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Randolph Center, VT,
United States
Vermont Technical College

Vermont Technical College is a public technical college with a campus in Randolph Center. The college is part of the Vermont State Colleges (VSC) system that includes Castleton State College, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College, and the Comm ...

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Colchester, VT,
United States
St. Michael's College

At St. Mike's, we put great thought and care into what our students learn--and how they learn it. Whether you're studying the environment, the global economy, new media, psychology, biochemistry, world religions or accounting, you'll be& ...

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Arcata, CA,
United States
Humboldt State University

What sets Humboldt State University apart? Innovation begins with the way we approach the teacher-student relationship. Many colleges boast prestigious, but distant, faculty members. Our students actually know their world-renowned professors. In add ...

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Winter Park, FL,
United States
Full Sail University

Creativity. Imagination. Original ideas. No matter where your passion lies, one of the keys to a sustainable career in the future will be the ability to think creatively and have the skills to bring your ideas to life in a meaningful way.

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