Which Rhode Island Schools Offer Computer Technology Courses?

Find out which schools in Rhode Island offer computer technology classes. See program requirements and school information, and learn about the tuition rates in Rhode Island. Schools offering Computer Support Technician degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Rhode Island offers several different undergraduate programs in computer technology. Learn about the different degrees available, and compare the schools to find the right one for you.

What You Need to Know

Certificates in computer technology, as well as associate's and bachelor's degree programs, are offered in Rhode Island. Completion of a certificate program in the field may take four semesters of full-time study. An associate's degree in the field usually takes about two years to complete, while a bachelor's degree in computer technology can require four years of study. At least one certificate and one associate's degree are offered by two-year, public schools in Rhode Island. Four-year private schools offer bachelor's degrees and an associate's degree. Some schools allow students to specialize in sub-fields such as computer networking technology or computer software engineering.

Rhode Island School with Computer Technology Certificate

Community College of Rhode Island

This certificate program is designed to prepare you for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) exam. You must earn 19 credits from the four required courses to receive this certificate. The classes can teach you router security, multi-layer switching, advanced routing and how to maintain and troubleshoot Cisco IP networks. This school also offers a computer desktop technician certificate program.

  • Program Name: Advanced Networking Technician Certificate
  • Program Length: 4 semesters, full time
  • Tuition and Fees: $4,266 per year for in-state residents; $11,496 per year for out-of-state residents (costs for 2015-2016)
  • School Type: 2-year, public; 17,553 students (all undergraduates)

Rhode Island Schools with Computer Technology Associate's Degrees

Community College of Rhode Island

Offered through the Department of Engineering and Technology, this program covers networking, digital electronics and voice-over Internet protocol. The core courses teach you how to repair hardware and software, as well as how to design and manage both local and wide-area networks. In addition to courses in computer technology, you must also complete general education courses in areas such as technical math, technical writing and physics. Massachusetts and Connecticut students may be eligible for inter-state tuition rates through the New England Board of Higher Education Regional Student Program.

  • Program Name: Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Networking Technology
  • Specialization Areas: Computer networking technology, computer desktop technology
  • Program Length: 60-62 credits
  • Tuition and Fees: $4,266 per year for in-state residents; $11,496 per year for out-of-state residents (costs for 2015-2016)
  • School Type: 2-year, public; 17,553 students (all undergraduates)

Johnson & Wales University - Providence

This program might prepare you for entry-level positions as a computer support specialist, call center specialist or help desk technician. Topics you must study for this major include C programming, information technology call management systems, operating systems, help desk concepts and digital technology. After you complete this program, you could be ready to sit for the Microsoft office specialist and A+ certification exams, and you also have the option to continue your education with the school's bachelor's degree program in information sciences.

  • Program Name: Associate of Science in Computer Technology Services
  • Program Length: 2 years, full time
  • Tuition and fees: $29,566 per year (costs for 2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, private, not-for-profit; 9,955 students (9,173 undergraduates)

New England Institute of Technology

The courses common to both specializations in this associate's degree program include XHTML, Cisco, C++, robotics and an externship. If you choose the network engineering specialization, you can learn about information security, server administration, desktop troubleshooting and study Cisco in more depth. The software engineering specialization requires you to complete courses in database design, Java, Web development and systems analysis.

  • Program Name: Associate of Science in Information Technology
  • Specialization Areas: Computer network engineering, computer software engineering
  • Program Length: 18 months, full time
  • Tuition and fees: $23,031 per year (costs for 2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, private, not-for-profit, primarily associate; 2,922 students (2,841 undergraduates)

Rhode Island Schools with Computer Technology Bachelor's Degrees

Bryant University

This program provides courses in computer architecture, Java programming, database management, project management and systems analysis. You must also complete liberal arts, math and science courses to receive the degree. A minor in computer information systems is also available.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Program Length: 122 credits
  • Tuition and fees: $39,808 per year (costs for 2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, private, not-for-profit; 3,462 students (3,320 undergraduates)

New England Institute of Technology

The network engineering technology specialization of this program offers courses on network administration, mail servers, management of area networks and information security. The software engineering specialization teaches you about software design and architecture, programming languages like Java and PHP, how to program mobile devices and emerging technologies in Web development. Each specialization offers a cooperative learning experience as well.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Specialization Areas: Network engineering technology, software engineering technology
  • Program Length: 18 months beyond the associate's degree
  • Tuition and fees: $23,031 per year (costs for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Associate's degree
  • School Type: 4-year, private, not-for-profit, primarily associate; 2,922 students (2,841 undergraduates)

Students interested in computer technology and specializations like network or software engineering technology can pursue a certificate, associate's, or bachelor's degree from several private (and one public) institutions throughout Rhode Island.

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