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Field of Study: Computer Systems Technology

Introduction

Computer systems technology programs prepare students to help people who use computer systems.

 

Overview

Computer systems technology programs include topics such as:

  • Basic computer design and architecture
  • Computer programming
  • Component and system maintenance
  • Inspection procedures
  • Hardware and software problem diagnosis

Schools
Many community colleges and 2-year schools offer associate degree programs in computer systems technology. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

A few colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in computer systems technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

A few universities offer graduate degrees in computer systems technology. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.