Just the Facts
Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Number of Majors: 88
Average Class Size: 14
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day & Online
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus
About the Program
Computer training continues to become a high-demand area of learning, and Iowa Western is responding to that with a Computer Science program of study that can prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution to complete undergraduate requirements. Working toward an Associate in Arts degree you’ll be able to choose from these four options:
- Application Programming
- Computer Networking
- Web Programming
This is an exciting new program that will help you develop a broad general education base and gain knowledge in information technology. You’ll be able to take classes on a full-time or part-time basis, and scholarships are available. Not all program courses are offered on-line or every year. There are opportunities for valuable hands-on experience in computer labs. If you’re good as a problem solver and looking for multiple study options, this program is for you.
This program is designed for students intending to transfer on to a four-year institution upon completion of this two-year degree. This program enables students to be prepared for careers in an array of business areas associated with information technology, ranging from entry-level to upper-level positions. Specific career opportunities depend on which area of concentration students choose to pursue at Iowa Western as well as what courses they take as they pursue a bachelor's degree. Some examples of careers include web designers and web developers, software programmers and engineers, and computer network administrators.
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Demonstrate use of analytical and problem solving skills for web development.
- Construct applications with database connectivity for various platforms.
- Demonstrate trouble shooting and problem solving skills with systems and networks.
- Administer and maintain computer networks.
- Design a secure network.
- Construct a computer network.
- Demonstrate business, marketing, management, and web design skills.
- Demonstrate use of analytical and problem solving skills for application programs.
- Design, create and maintain a relational database system.
- Effectively interact with users to determine requirements.
* A.A. and A.S. Degree Programs provide students a general education core in Communications, Social Sciences, Science & Mathematics, Humanities, and Diversity. The foundation of required and elective courses prepares students for transfer into a four-year college or university bachelor's degree Program.