Gogebic Community College

Computer Science

Nature of the Work

Systems analysts define business, scientific, or engineering problems and design their solutions using computers. This process may include planning and developing new computer systems or devising ways to apply existing systems to operations still completed manually or by some less efficient method. Systems analysts may design entirely new systems, including hardware and software, or add a single new software application to harness more of the computer's power.

Employment

Computer scientists and systems analysts held about 828,000 jobs in 1994. Although they are found in most industries, the greatest concentration is in computer and data processing service firms.

Job Outlook

Computer scientists and systems analysts will be among the fastest growing occupations through the year 2005. In addition, tens of thousands of job openings will result annually from the need to replace workers who move into managerial positions, other occupations, or leave the labor force.

The median earnings of systems analysts in 1994 were about $44,000. The middle 50 percent earned between $34,100 and $55,000. The salary range was from $25,100 to $69,400.

The Program

The Gogebic Community College Computer Science curriculum is designed to provide the general education courses that are required to transfer to a university for bachelor's degree completion.

The Requirements

The following are the required courses necessary to receive an Associate Degree in Computer Science:

COURSE  
CREDIT
ORI 100 Freshman Seminar
1
ENG 101 English Composition I
3
ENG 102 English Composition II
3
CSI 200 Intro to Computer Science
4
CSI 207 Introduction to Data Structures
4
MTH 150 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
4
MTH 151 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II
4
ECO 201 Macroeconomics
3
ECO 202 Microeconomics
3
PHY 251/252 General Physics I & II
10
  or
CHM 151/152 General & Inorganic Chemistry I & II
10
MTH 152 Calculus III
4
MTH 211 Intro. to Statistics
3
  Humanities Electives
9
  Social Science Electives
3
  Physical Education Electives
  TOTAL CREDITS
64

Statistics taken from 1996-97 OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK.

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