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Xplore Opportunities in Computer Studies Nov. 4

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Did you know that computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations? This is according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, the median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $86,320 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.**

To help college students explore potential careers in computer and information technology, Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is holding a Computer Studies Open House from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 4, 2020. The free event will be held online and is open to students and the general public. Participants can learn about the educational programs available to support these growing fields.

Prospective and currently enrolled students are invited to meet with SCC faculty from Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, and support services. Attendees can build their 2021 Spring semester schedule, learn about transfer opportunities to four-year universities, and dive deeper into different career options related to computer technologies.

So students can better understand the educational requirements to pursue these occupations, SCC is featuring the following programs at the Open House: 

The Programming and System Analysis program at SCC gives students an in-depth exploration of different computer languages and technical skills. The program includes aspects of different operating systems, local area networks (LANs), business communication, team roles and dynamics. 

The Web Design Technologies program focuses on hands-on experience with web page navigation, web publishing, web graphics preparation, database design and development, and e-commerce solutions, including storefront setup. It’s perfect for those who want to work in web design, web marketing management, and web or e-commerce management.

The Network Administration program is designed to provide the student with training for a variety of positions related to computer systems. Career opportunities include LAN administrator, systems analyst and technical support.

Computer Science is the study of computers and computational systems. Areas of study in this program include artificial intelligence, computer systems and networks, security, database systems, human computer interaction, vision and graphics, numerical analysis, programming languages, software engineering, bioinformatics and theory of computing.

“Today’s IT industry demands that professionals possess theoretical knowledge, but are also capable of putting practical applications to work,” says SCC Computer Information Systems Division Chair Dan Combellick. “SCC has created many academic opportunities for enhanced learning – such as its innovative Virtual Data Center – for students to develop the necessary skills through hands-on practical application so they can contribute to an employer on day one.”

Attend the Computer Studies Open House

For additional information on SCC’s Computer and Information Technology degree and certificate programs, click here.

No advanced registration is needed for the Open House. For more information, contact Pam Williams, CIT Academic Advisor at You can book an appointment with Pam at anytime.

**U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics:

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