Computer Science Banner Cory Juillerat, 2014 SSCC Graduate

We are living in the digital age! Technology takes up nearly every aspect of our lives in one way or another. The career prospects for those who earn their Computer Science degree are excellent with in-demand jobs and high-paying salaries. Every industry uses computers in some way. Problems in science, engineering, health care, and so many other areas can be solved by computers. Ready to get started on your Computer Science pathway?

Program categories in this pathway:

Associate Degrees:

INTERACTIVE MEDIA & SIMULATION - 455A

Associate of Applied Science Degree

COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY- 455B

Associate of Applied Science Degree

CYBER SECURITY & FORENSICS - 455D

Associate of Applied Science Degree

OFFICE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - 425

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Certificates:

OFFICE SERVICES - 425C

Certificate Program

Career Enhancement Certificates:

MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST

Career Enhancement Certification

Potential Career Opportunities:

  • Data TechnicianOffice Services (425C)
  • Help Desk TechComputer Information Technology (455B)
  • Junior AnalystComputer Information Technology (455B)
  • Network AdministratorComputer Information Technology (455B) or Cyber Security & Forensics (455D)
  • Virtual AssistantOffice Information Technology (425)
  • Web DeveloperInteractive Media & Simulation (455A)

Employment OUTLOOK:

At SSCC, we tailor our degrees and certificates to reflect growing trends in employment opportunities. Research ohiomeansjobs.com to learn about current projections in the Computer Science field.

STUDENT RESOURCES

ADMISSION

At Southern State, YOU are more than just a number or face in the crowd. We care about your success and want you to reach your full potential. Achieving your goals is our #1 priority. Ready to get started?

Apply - Our FREE admission application can be accessed online at www.sscc.edu/admissions/apply.shtml

Have Questions? Connect with us today

Call us today at 800.628.7722 x2607

FINANCIAL AID

The staff of the Office of Financial Aid is happy to answer any questions you may have. We are all about helping you afford college as well as connecting you to the resources you need to do so!

Paying for college - Applying for financial aid has never been easier. Visit www.sscc.edu/financialaid and follow the necessary steps to see how much aid you are qualified to receive.

Have Questions? Connect with us today

Call us today at 800.628.7722 x2610

FACULTY and STAFF CONTACTS

Want to learn more about these programs?

Speak with one of the programís faculty members to see which area of study is right for you.

Computer Science Faculty
  • Julia Basham, Associate Professor, Business,
    Computer Science
  • 800.628.7722 x4636
  • jbasham@sscc.edu
  • Office Information Technology
    Cyber Security & Forensics
  • Kristi Hall,Associate Professor, Business, Computer Science, Fine Arts
  • 800.628.7722 x3636
  • khall@sscc.edu
  • Interactive Media & Simulation
  • Josh Montgomery, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • 800.628.7722 x3678
  • jmontgomery@sscc.edu
  • Computer Information Technology
    Cyber Security & Forensics

Computer Science Program

Faculty

Julia Basham's picture

Meet Julia

"We are here to provide the impact and insight to our students for their future opportunities, careers, and occupations. Our hope is to pass our passion for computer science on to each and every student."

Kristi Hall's picture

Meet Kristi

"When you are thinking about your career, think about making a difference. Do you want to discover the cure for cancer? Help put men on Mars? Those advancements will come from the computer scientists that develop the technologies needed to make great discoveries."

Josh Montgomery's picture

Meet Josh

"At Southern State we can provide a personal touch that other colleges cannot. There is nothing better than on graduation day, getting a hug from a student and hearing him/her say 'You got me here...You made this happen.' To build someone up and get them from point A to point B is a great feeling."

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Cory Juillerat, 2014 SSCC Graduate

“You may be thinking whether or not you should go to college, or why choose Southern State over other options. Southern State Community College is a fantastic school for one reason: they care about their students!"

“After receiving my B.S. degree from a four-year university, I was having trouble finding employment in my field of study. I was working at a fast-food chain doing something that was not related to my college degree. It was through a connection I made with a faculty member at Southern State that changed my future’s direction. I enrolled at Southern State and took some classes to help me become a better leader and more knowledgeable about Computer Information Technology. I was able to land an internship that turned into a job I love, all before I even graduated! I am now working on my master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Bellevue University in Nebraska, right here at Southern State."

“Before, I felt as though nobody would give me a chance to show what I knew. The computer science instructor at Southern State cared about helping me. Through him and Southern State, I found the connection to an awesome employer.”

Cory Juillerat | 2014 Southern State Graduate

Matt D. 2010 SSCC Graduate

"Southern State offered me the opportunity to pursue my passion of computers and electronics with a degree in Computer Technology. If it was not for the instructors and staff of Southern State I would not have pursued my passion in that field and I would not have earned a masterís degree in Cyber Security. Those skills and connections developed at Southern State have led directly to my career advancement."

Matt D. | 2010 Southern State Graduate

Suzanne V. 2015 SSCC Graduate

"Obtaining my degree from Southern State was the best decision I have made. The professionalism from the faculty and staff made my experience one I will never forget. The professors were so helpful and easy to work with, which made things perfect for my busy lifestyle. With raising children and being self-employed, the online programming helped make scheduling easier to obtain my degree on time! I am glad I found my passion and went for it!"

Suzanne V. | 2015 Southern State Graduate

Dawn J. SSCC Student

"Southern State means so much to me. As a working wife and mom, I appreciate the opportunity to get a degree close to home. The instructors and on-campus tutors have been incredibly helpful and patient with me. I have made lots of new friends! And the collegeís internship program is awesome – applying for it was the best decision I made as I am now working part-time in the college's IT department doing what I love because of it."

Dawn J. | 2016 Southern State Graduate