A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems.
Includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and inspection procedures, hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair, and report preparation.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology (use the College Search feature and enter "computer systems technology" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology?
With a major/degree in this field, your career options will be many. Businesses and firms are always looking to hire qualified information systems technologists and technicians to support the running of different activities. Some career job titles include (but are not limited to) mobile application developer, security specialist, cloud administrator, and computer systems manager.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Association of Computer Engineers and Technicians
- American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians
- Association of Computer Engineers and IT Professionals
- Association of Software Professionals
Publications/Magazines in Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology