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Computer Systems Technology


Computer systems technology programs prepare students to help people who use computer systems.

Computer systems technology programs include topics such as:


Many community colleges and two-year schools offer associate degree programs in computer systems technology. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

A few colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in computer systems technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

A few universities offer graduate degrees in computer systems technology. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

An associate degree program in this field typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Most computer systems jobs require writing and clear communication. Taking writing and public speaking courses will develop your communication skills.

Consider taking some business courses. In this field you will work with people in all areas of a business. You can be more successful if you understand how they use their computers to do their jobs.


East Side Area

Walla Walla Community College

Wenatchee Valley College

King-Snohomish Area

Cascadia College

Edmonds Community College

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Everett

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Renton

Everett Community College (East County Campus)

Green River College

Highline College

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

North Seattle College

Seattle Central College

TLG Learning

Kitsap Area

Olympic College

Tacoma Area

Bates Technical College

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Pierce College Puyallup

Tri-Cities Area

Columbia Basin College

Vancouver Area

Charter College--Vancouver

West Side Area

Job Corps - Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy

Northwest Indian College

Skagit Valley College

South Puget Sound Community College

Whatcom Community College

Yakima Area

Perry Technical Institute

Yakima Valley College