Computer Sciences and Technology

Program Type: Face-to-Face, Fully Online
Program Level: Degrees, Online, Certificates
Department: Professional and Technical
Institute: Science & Technology
College: PAC

What is the computer science and technology program?

Computer Science and Technology is an in-demand industry with continued local and national job growth. Salaries for qualified computer personnel range from $35,000 to $80,000 per year.

Students interested in working with computer hardware or software should consider pursuing a degree in Computer Support. Students interested in connecting or repairing computer networks should consider the Networking and Computer Information System program.

Students interested in desktop, mobile, or web programming should consider the Software Applications Development program.

Cybersecurity jobs are among the fastest-growing careers nationally, with the rise in cyberattacks on networks across the nation. Students interested in protecting their organization or country from cyberattacks should consider the Cyber Defense and Operations program.

Students interested in transferring coursework in Computer Programming to a 4-year institution for a Computer Science degree should select the Associate of Science degree and as part of the 18-additional hours of the 60-hour degree should take any of the following: COSC 1336, COSC 1436, COSC 1337, COSC 1437, COSC 2336, COSC 2436, and COSC 2325. In addition, we offer Python, Java, and C++ desktop programming courses.

Computer Science and Technology Program Highlights

  • Transferrable courses
  • Courses offered online or face-to-face
  • Internship opportunities
  • Hands-on experience
  • Faculty with decades experience in the industry
  • The only program in Texas with two specialized courses in ethical hacking and penetration testing


Computer Science and Technology Career Areas & Employment Positions

  • Digital or Cyber Forensic Analysts
  • Cybersecurity specialists
  • Penetration Testers
  • Network Administrators
  • Computer Network Specialists
  • Desktop Programmer
  • Mobile Programmer
  • Web Programmer
  • Software Applications Developer
  • Computer Technician
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • IT Specialist





Joseph Coppola
Department Chair


Joe Corrales

Sabine Hall 225

Steven Hicks

Sabine Hall 217


Neven Jurkovic

Sabine Hall 205


Lee Ross

Sabine Hall 219


Part-Time Adjunct Faculty
Jason Hemingway
William Dean
Oscar Flores
Brian McDaniel
Joseph Karako
Armond Kuehn
Charles Ritley
Donna Ostaszwski
Ariesus Preston
Priscilla Truesdell
Dimitrios Sellountos
Judy Trevino
Dennis Whitley
Ernest Vasquez
Steven Venezie