The department offers career training that leads to either employment in a programming field or employment as a technician.
The department offers an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Programming with the student
selecting one specialization in Applications or Softwares Development :
Networking is a growing field that will only get bigger as businesses embrace and rely on remote communication and wireless technology. A Networking Technology degree from HCC is a great way to get started in the Networking field. The Networking program has three specializations to give students the specific knowledge and skills needed for today's job market:
Students should strongly consider completing an AAS degree which will prepare you for a career as a technician. All courses taken in the certificates will apply towards their respective AAS degree specialization. We offer a Certificate as a PC Support Specialist or a Networking Specialist.
The various Marketable Skills Achievement Awards offered by the Computer Science Technology Department, provides experienced information technology professionals the opportunity to enhance their skills and/or learn new skills related to the information technology field.
BAAS - Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree
The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program at major universities in Texas and beyond provides you a direct path to a four-year bachelor's degree if you have:
Google BAAS at the University of your choice
Bachelor Programs for students completing HCCS AAS Degrees and seeking to move on to University of Houston-- College of Technology
College transfer degree plans in general (Universities are not decided)
Plans for Specific Universities
All high school students preparing to undertake a degree or certificate should prepare by taking English and math courses that prepare them for freshmen college English (ENGL 1301 Composition I) and math (MATH 1314 College Algebra). All of the department's degrees and certificates require ENGL 1301 and MATH 1314. College level English and Math requirements can be accomplished while in high school by taking dual-credit enrollment, advanced placement or CLEP exams. In addition to being academically prepared, high school students should take TECH-PREP courses in high school that have statewide articulation.