Computer Science Program Pathway 'Southern State is a great college to attend, becuase you will learn real skills...'

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:


Associate of Applied Science Degree


Associate of Applied Science Degree


Associate of Applied Science Degree


Associate of Applied Science Degree



Certificate Program

Career Enhancement Certificates:


Career Enhancement Certification




Potential Career Opportunities:

Employment OUTLOOK:

At SSCC, we tailor our degrees and certificates to reflect growing trends in employment opportunities. Research SSCC Career Coach to learn about current projections in the Computer Science field, or visit to view current Job Postings.



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Want to learn more about these programs?

Speak with one of the program's 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
  • Office Information Technology
    Cyber Security & Forensics
  • Kristi Hall,Associate Professor, Business, Computer Science, Fine Arts
  • 800.628.7722 x3636
  • Interactive Media & Simulation
  • Josh Montgomery, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • 800.628.7722 x3678
  • Computer Information Technology
    Cyber Security & Forensics

Computer Science Program


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."


Matthew Keaton | 2014 Southern State Graduate

"Southern State literally turned my life around. When I started attending Southern State, I was struggling. I had no idea what I wanted to do in the field of computer science. Southern State offered such a broad spectrum of classes from which I could choose. I took classes regarding hardware and software, programming, online business, project management, and many others. After I completed my associate degree, I seamlessly transfered to a four-year partner institution and received my bachelor's degree.

"Another great aspect of Southern State is the staff. They genuinely care. I can honestly say that I never had a class where the instructor wasn't, at minimum, a great teacher.

"Finally, I would say that Southern State is a great college to attend, because you will learn real skills that you can apply in your career. The Computer Science programs at Southern State are fantastic. You will work with the technology, get hands-on experience, and learn a lot!"

Matthew Keaton | 2014 Southern State Graduate

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 master's 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 college's 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