Those who succeed in the field of Computer and Information Sciences are those with a passion for technology and a desire to learn about the role it plays both in business and everyday life. A background in computer programs and software along with mathematics are a good base for pursuing a degree in Computer and Information Sciences. Students should also be critical thinkers, creative, and have the ability to work in a team.
Computer and Information Science is for you if you are interested in:
- Web development
- Game programming or design
- Becoming more computer literate
Full-time students often complete in about two years. Actual times will vary upon your specific circumstance.
It depends on your background. If you do not have any programming experience, the introduction to computer science course would be the appropriate one to start with. However, if you have some programming experience in your background you may be able to start with structured programming in C++. We suggest you see a counselor to discuss your specific situation.
You can expect academic experiences which will lead to you to becoming a self-directed learner and an independent thinker.
Yes, most of the courses are offered online.
The CIS department at Folsom Lake College is primarily focused on programming. Consequently, the department offers classes in many popular programming languages. Please see the FLC College Catalog for more information on what specific classes are offered.
In theory, none. The college has computer labs. However, hardware has become so inexpensive practically all of our students own their own equipment.
We recommend that you do not take two programming courses at the same time. This is because the languages are superficially similar and it's very easy to confuse them when you are writing code.
Possibly, it all depends upon the courses that you took. We suggest you meet with a counselor to discuss your situation in detail.
Computer and Information Science is a quickly growing field. Many companies in a variety of industries are working to improve their computer networks or incorporate new technology into their businesses, creating a high demand for graduates with knowledge of computers, software, and programs. After graduation, you should have no problem finding a job in all different industries.
Whether you are interested in building a robot, putting together a company's computer network, or personalizing software, a degree in the Computer and Information Sciences field will provide you with the skills to work in many exciting industries.
Computer & Information Sciences careers are expected to grow 9.9% between 2016 and 2026.
Computer & Information Sciences graduates between 2015-2017 reported earning an average of $48,861 in the 2017-2018 time-frame. Earnings can range from as low as $11,000 to as high as $153,400. As you might expect, salaries for computer and information sciences graduates vary depending on the level of education that was acquired.
Folsom Lake College partners with Sacramento Employment Training Agency (SETA) to help place completers in jobs related to their field of study. Mohsen Ghahremani is our SETA Jobs Developer, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 584-2383.
That depends upon all sorts of contextual issues that we cannot address here. We suggest you discuss this with a counselor for the most relevant information to your situation.
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