The field of computer science and information technology continues to experience growth, as more technology trained workers are needed. Students can prepare to earn a bachelor's degree, or learn specific skills with a certificate. Graduates work for a variety of companies including those with scientific, engineering or mathematical focus.
Lower Columbia College offers associate degree and certificate options in the fields of Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Science, Information Technology Systems, and Technology. Bachelor's degree programs in technology related fields are available through the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.
A wide range of technology related occupations such as programmers, architects, support specialists, analysts, database specialists, information security, web developers, software and hardware developers and networking professionals are needed. Many support jobs accept an associate's degree, although others may prefer a bachelor's degree.
Skills developed in LCC’s Computer Aided Design (CAD) program can be applied in many fields including architectural, civil, mechanical, construction, and electrical/electronic design. Graduates may work as drafters or in support of engineers using CAD software to prepare technical drawings and plans. The Certificate of Proficiency program includes additional studies in other aspects of design and manufacturing.Catalog
Begin studies toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. For the AS-T degree in Computer Science, various courses are offered such as calculus, physics, and computer science. A student can also take individual course in areas of interest to deepen knowledge and understanding.Catalog
Qualify for entry-level employment as a computer support specialist, utilizing skills in networking, programming, and applications support by successfully completing program requirements and select areas of emphasis.Catalog
This program is applicable to students planning to prepare for industrial/mechanical technologies and mechanical/electrical/computer engineering technology majors at Central Washington University (CWU), Eastern Washington University (EWU) and Western Washington University (WWU). The various technology options are manufacturing, electronics, design and construction, and technology education. This is a non-ABET program leading to a BS in Technology.Catalog