Associate Degrees for Computer Analysts

While a few dedicated programs are available, you will find many associate degree programs in computer information systems or information technology that offer specializations in computer analysis. Learn more about the available programs, admission criteria, common course topics and career prospects. Schools offering Business Systems Analysis degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Associate Degrees Are Offered for Computer Analysts?

Many schools offer associate degree programs in computer information systems or information technology with a computer analyst concentration. You can also find degree programs such as Associate in Business or Associate of Applied Science in Computer Programmer/Analyst. These programs are more commonly offered on campus, though you may find a rare online program.

Programs Available Specializations available in associate degrees in computer information systems or information technology
Online Options Yes, but they are rare
Admission Criteria High school performance, ACT or Accuplacer scores, strong computer knowledge helpful
Common Courses Information assurance and security, networking, Java programming
Career Opportunities Computer analyst, programmer/analyst, systems analyst, systems engineer

What Are the Requirements?

Computer analyst associate degree programs typically require you to submit high school transcripts, while some may accept scores from the ACT or Accuplacer tests. You may be required to take a placement test prior to enrollment to determine your math, reading and writing skill level. You may also have to demonstrate your proficiency with Windows and computer concepts before enrolling in the computer analyst program. Many schools require you to maintain a grade of C or better in your courses.

What Will I Learn?

In a computer analyst associate degree program, you will learn the basics of programming languages and software application development while building on your problem-solving skills. You'll also gain experience with software programs used in the business world. Some programs may include an internship or a capstone project. You'll spend time in the computer lab in addition to studying the following topics:

  • Information assurance and security
  • Animation and game programming and development
  • Java programming
  • C++ and C# programming
  • Networking
  • Web development
  • Systems development tools and applications
  • Data structures and software engineering
  • Object oriented programming

What Can I Do With My Degree?

A computer analyst associate degree program will provide you with the training required to find employment in many industries with job titles such as computer analyst, programmer/analyst, systems analyst, systems engineer or computer systems consultant, among others. The increased use of personal mobile computers and wireless Internet increases the need for computer analysts with knowledge of system integration.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment for computer analysts was projected to increase up to 21% from 2014-2024 (www.bls.gov). BLS salary statistics for May 2015 stated that the lowest ten percent of computer analysts earned an annual mean wage of $51,910, while the highest ten percent earned approximately $135,450. The annual median wage was $85,800 in 2015.

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