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Computer Science

Transfer

Program Overview

Computer Science

Is a bachelor's degree in computer science in your future? Delta is a great place to start. Delta's computer science transfer program will help you seamlessly move on to pursue your bachelor's degree. This program will provide an introductory foundation for the field of computer science through one of several tracks.

  • With the Business & Information Technology track, you'll build both business and computer skills to prepare you for work in a high-tech business world. 
  • Completing the IT Support track will prepare you for entry-level employment in various areas within the computer support specialist field. 
  • The Network Admininistration track will provide you with the skills needed to configure and manage a system of interconnected computers that communicate with one another and share applications, data and hardware components.
  • The Programming track will prepare you to design and build computer software using a variety of programming languages.

The class sizes are small and the instructors are experienced. When it's time to transfer on, you'll be ready. Make sure you understand your transfer options by working with your transfer university to develop the best path for you.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in computer science? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Plan, initiate and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff and serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure that deadlines, standards and cost targets are met.

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are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

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Install, configure and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform any necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. Assist in network modeling, analysis, planning and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software, and supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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Analyze, test, troubleshoot and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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Create, modify and test the code, forms and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. Develop and write computer programs to store, locate and retrieve specific documents, data and information.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

One of the best things about Delta College is the opportunity to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's degree and then transfer on.

For information about how your Delta courses will transfer to universities, check with the admissions office of your transfer institution. You can begin exploring how classes will transfer with the Michigan Transfer Network.

Delta has signed transfer agreements to continue your computer science studies with:

  • Capitol Technology University
  • Colorado State University Global Campus
  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Northwood University

Interested? Make an appointment with Delta academic advising to discuss your options. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you seek. Regular meetings with your advisor are strongly recommended to stay on track for graduation. 

Why you should choose Delta

Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.

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Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

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Study abroad

Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta. And get college credit while you do. Every year Delta offers study abroad opportunities.

Why study abroad?

  • Experience a new culture
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find new interests
  • Looks good on job applications
  • Personal growth

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Facts & Figures

Michigan

98% of graduates from the last five years live in Michigan, and 83% reside in Delta’s service area – Bay, Saginaw and Midland counties.

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For six consecutive years, Delta College has received recognition as a tech-savvy college by the Center for Digital Education’s Digital Community Colleges Survey Awards.