What Will You Become?
Iowa Western Community College

Computer Science

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.

Number of Majors: 88
Average Class Size: 14
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day & Online
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus

About the Program

Computer training continues to become a high-demand area of learning, and Iowa Western is responding to that with a Computer Science program of study that can prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution to complete undergraduate requirements. Working toward an Associate in Arts degree you’ll be able to choose from these four options:

  • Application Programming
  • Computer Networking
  • Web Programming
  • E-Commerce

This is an exciting new program that will help you develop a broad general education base and gain knowledge in information technology. You’ll be able to take classes on a full-time or part-time basis, and scholarships are available. Not all program courses are offered on-line or every year. There are opportunities for valuable hands-on experience in computer labs. If you’re good as a problem solver and looking for multiple study options, this program is for you.

Career Information

This program is designed for students intending to transfer on to a four-year institution upon completion of this two-year degree. This program enables students to be prepared for careers in an array of business areas associated with information technology, ranging from entry-level to upper-level positions. Specific career opportunities depend on which area of concentration students choose to pursue at Iowa Western as well as what courses they take as they pursue a bachelor's degree. Some examples of careers include web designers and web developers, software programmers and engineers, and computer network administrators.

Career Coach

Salary: Regional
Entry Level: $42,000 to $60,000

* Salaries reflect completion of a Bachelor's degree or higher.

* Salary information from the Iowa Western Faculty.