Computing 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 computing sciences and technology program?

Computer Sciences and Technology is an industry with continued local and national job growth. Businesses have a need for people with the computer skills to perform daily routine tasks in their offices. Salaries for qualified computer personnel range from $29,000 to $80,000 per year.

Students interested in working with computer hardware or software should consider pursuing a degree in Computer Information Systems or Computer Science. Students interested in networks, computers, communication, and technology in general should consider pursuing a degree in Network Administration. 

Computer Science is a THECB-approved Field of Study, which means all coursework completed on the degree plan will fully transfer to satisfy the first two years of a Computer Science degree at any four-year public college or university in Texas.

Computing Sciences and Technology Program Highlights

The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification* is considered
an industry standard. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Employment is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Computer networks are an integral part of business, and demand for these workers will increase as rms continue to invest in new technologies. Excellent job prospects are expected.”

*Palo Alto College does not offer the CCNA Certification Exam. These are courses of instruction that help in Certification Exam preparation and count as college credit. The CCNA Certification Exam is offered by Cisco and its af liates. Currently, the CCNA Exam is given at Pearson VUE testing centers. 

Computing Sciences and Technology Career Areas & Employment Positions

  • Network Technician & Admin
  • Network Engineer & Designer
  • Computer Programmer & Data Analyst
  • Computer Hardware or Software Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer Support 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
Andrea Cardenas
William Dean
Oscar Flores
Jason Hemingway
Joseph Karako
Armond Kuehn
Brian McDaniel
Donna Ostaszwski
Ariesus Preston
Charles Ritley
Dimitrios Sellountos
Judy Trevino
Priscilla Truesdell
Ernest Vasquez
Steven Venezie
Dennis Whitley