Field of Study: Computer Systems Technology
Computer systems technology programs prepare students to help people who use computer systems.
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
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.