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Learn to design and develop information systems for the ever-growing world of computers with a degree or certificate in computer systems.

The rapid spread of computers and information technology has created a need for highly-trained workers to work in applications, support and/or database development. With Collin College's Computer Systems program, you will learn to design and build computer systems, and to solve problems in this ever-changing and growing field.

The degree program offers tracks in information systems, computer support and database development. Areas of study include business applications, business programming, management skills, database programming, computer applications and technical skills. The degree can provide a broad business background and professional skills needed to succeed in a career in computer information systems.

Computer support specialists troubleshoot and resolve various computer and software issues. They may work in a help-desk environment or provide technical support in an organization's IT department. Professionals might work in a variety of fields, including computer systems, telecommunications, finance, and educational services. Some professionals may be able to work from home, while others travel to clients' homes to provide computer support.

Information Systems technicians troubleshoot computer systems and develop safeguards to prevent future problems. These experts design and repair an organization's computer networks and systems. Coursework  in programming, computer concepts and application, and systems analysis and design prepares you for entry-level positions in Information Technology.

Database administration technology prepares graduates to plan, design and run computer database systems for a variety of organizations. This 2-year degree program or technical certificate includes courses in database fundamentals, database programming and database management software.

Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with Collin College academic advisors or career coaches. Also check the degree requirement of the intended transfer college prior to beginning this program to verify course degree applicability.

If your program requires a criminal background check, your placement in a required clinical site, cooperative, practicum, internship, and/or licensure/certification opportunity may be impacted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your program director and check with your licensing/certifying entity, if any, to determine your status.

Program Options

AAS - Computer Systems - Computer Support Track

AAS – Computer Systems - Information System Track

AAS – Computer Systems – Database Development Track

OSA – Computer Applications

OSA - Help Desk Support

Certificate Level 1 - Computer Support

Certificate Level 2 – Information System

Certificate Level 2 – Database Development