Build your computer skills from using basic programs to actually writing programs. In the first semester, you'll learn operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and Microsoft Office. Next, you’ll learn the basics of programming and building a website. Discover the basics of databases and set up and run queries on a database. You’ll also learn the basics of networking and hardware, including the parts of the computer, how to troubleshoot basic problems with hardware and how to connect on a network.
In the second year, you’ll choose a focus involving advanced classes in two or more specialties that appeal to you. For example, a mobile apps focus allows you to build Android and iOS apps that are great for portfolios. A database administration focus covers how to set up your own database system and run advanced queries. A network security focus teaches advanced security techniques. Over the course of the degree program, you will earn at least one certificate and create a project. Both are major differentiators for employers in addition to your degree.