Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
The computer technology associate of science degree at Lake Superior College is a great place to start. Spend 2 years at LSC, then transfer to a 4-year college. You can save a lot on your overall 4-year tuition by attending Lake Superior College for the first 2 years rather than attending a private college or state university. You have a couple of options for this degree. First, pick a certificate from the 2 listed below. Then add 30 general credits and you are done!
- Computer and web programming (30-credit certificate)
- IT specialist: network administration (30-credit certificate)
Skills & Knowledge
The computer technology AS degree is intended to prepare students to continue their studies at a 4-year college.
Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.
The IT degree may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.
Potential Career Opportunities
- Programmer analyst
- Network administrator
- Web programmer
- Database administrator
- Software developer
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As a computer technology AS graduate, you’ll be prepared to transfer to an IT degree bachelor’s program at a four-year college. You should make transfer arrangements with your college of choice as early as possible in your degree. This will allow time for planning. You’ll need to choose courses that will meet your own learning objectives as well as the requirements of the college you’ve chosen to transfer to.