Computer and Information Technology

Discover Computer Science and Information Technology

With a fast-paced industry constantly working to make the next breakthrough, the numerous opportunities in the field of technology are yours for the taking. At Oakton, we will prepare you with the skills you need to kickstart your tech industry career, no matter what shape it takes.

Computer science is a broad term that can include many specific disciplines. Our programs are organized to prepare you for important, in-demand positions in network security and management, application development, electronic engineering and more. A certificate or degree in computer information technology will open a number of doors so that you can choose your own path, and Oakton is here to help guide you along the way.

Programs of Study

Computer Applications for BusinessComputer Information SystemsComputer Networking and SystemsComputer ScienceElectronics and Computer Technology

Technology Education for Cutting-Edge Careers

Your Start in the Tech Industry

Our world and its technology are changing rapidly. You can count on Oakton to stay up to date in the tech industry so that you're receiving the best experience both inside and outside the classroom. We're always looking ahead to what comes next, including for you after Oakton. The Career and Transfer Center is available to help you define your career goals, plan for college transfers, assist with job searches and more.

Plan Your Technology Career Path

Learn From the Best

Students at Oakton enjoy a hands-on education with plenty of opportunities to gain experience in a chosen field while still at school. We understand that experience is a huge factor in your academic journey. We are proud to share our passionate instructors' expertise to further your professional development and grow the Oakton community. Our faculty has years of experience in unique positions within the realm of computer and information technology and can't wait to guide you on your path.

Featured Program

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Computer Science

Computer science is one of the broadest and most adaptive career paths available today in computer and information technology. The multitude of computer languages and systems in existence creates the need for computer scientists with a variety of disciplines and areas of expertise. You can start honing your expertise here at Oakton with our associate of science degree with an emphasis on computer science. Let's kick start your long-lasting career in the technology industry.

About the Computer Science Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Careers in computer and information technology are booming and changing every day, so interested students are often very tech savvy and up to date with the latest technology news and advancements. Computer scientists and engineers enjoy problem solving and organization, along with a splash of creativity in figuring out how to make things work. Hobbies centered around computer hardware and software–like video games–often lead to students having a knack for computer and information science studies. But plenty of aspiring computer scientists do not start with computer-related interests.

A healthy love of problem solving and an appreciation for language, patterns and puzzles make you a great candidate to study computer and information technology, even without a computer-related hobby. If you're interested in joining this rewarding and constantly growing industry, check out the Computer and Information Technology programs above.

Yes! Visit Transfer Services to get information about transferring to or from Oakton. Many plan to transfer to a four-year institution after completing an Oakton course or program. Our university partnerships with leading schools in the region and beyond make transferring a simple process at Oakton.

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