Computer Information Systems (Java) Associate Degree

Use your analytical skills to develop and maintain various computer system operations through an associate's degree program in computer information systems (Java). Learn about programs and topics covered. See what you can do with this degree after graduation. Schools offering Information Technology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Is a Computer Information Systems (Java) Associate's Degree?

A computer information systems associate's degree program provides basic training in computer network maintenance, database management and website design. While you may receive specific training in the Java programming language, you may not find degree programs that specifically include 'Java' in the program title. However, Java programming is commonly part of computer information systems program curriculum. Related degree programs include computer science and computer information technology.

This degree is offered through on-campus and distance learning programs. While online programs generally have similar system requirements, such as specified operating systems and Internet browsers, some schools or classes may have additional technical requirements.

Courses and SkillsInformation systems, computer hardware, programming design, webpage design, Java programming, HTML
Career OptionsComputer networking, database administration, computer systems, and other entry level roles
Median Salary (2018)*$82,050 (for network and computer systems administrators)

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

What Will I Learn?

Your curriculum may include coursework on system components and design. You may learn about system components through topics, such as operating systems, fundamentals of information systems, computer hardware, computer networking and PIC micro controller. Design coursework may involve structured systems analysis and design, programming design and Web page design. You may also receive training on related topics covering digital data communications, advanced algorithms and data structures, wireless communications and network security.

Java coursework will teach you about Java programming and JavaScript programming. These classes may focus on HTML, advanced object concepts, graphics, inheritance concepts, file input and file output.

What Can I Do with My Degree?

Your associate's degree may serve as a platform to enter into a baccalaureate program or to facilitate entry-level careers in computer network, computer systems or database administration roles. Potential job titles may include Java developer, computer network technician and technical support specialist. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the employment rate for network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 6% from 2016-2026 (

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    • New York: Rochester
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    • Oklahoma: Okmulgee
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    • California: Marysville
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    • Ohio: Youngstown
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    • California: Chula Vista
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    • North Carolina: Wilson