Students working on computers in IT class

Computer Science, Information Technology, & Cybersecurity

Computer industry jobs are in high demand due to the ever-evolving and rapidly growing world of technology. Whether you’re interested in software programming and design or want to enter the exciting world of cybersecurity, San Juan College will put you on a path to success.


We have two degrees and five certificates to choose from, including a fast-track online Information Technology Support Certificate that can be completed in as little as seven months. Our Associate of Science in Computer Science Degree is designed for students who want to transfer to a four-year program. Our Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Degree provides you with the essential educational and hands-on elements for a career in information technology. The AAS also prepares you to sit for several industry exams and can be completed in only 16 months. 

Two people looking at computer screensA degree or certificate in computer science will equip you with foundational skills for a career in computer programming or software programming and design. The certificate option can be completed in as little as two semesters.

Computer Science AS

PadlockCyber threats are on the rise! Learn how to help plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. 

Information Technology Certificates

Person sitting at computerHone your creative talent and technical aptitude to create products for TV, film, and the web. Learn employable skills in digital layout, web design, multimedia, and video production.

Digital Media Arts and Design AAS

Pair of handsGain IT knowledge and technical support skills needed in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. Earn your AAS online in just 16 months or a certificate in only 7 months.

Information Technology Certificates

Information Technology AAS

Computer Science, Information Technology, & Cybersecurity Career Pathways

Skills obtained from a degree in computer science, information technology, or cybersecurity are in high demand and are used in private, nonprofit, and government sectors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations are expected to grow 15% from 2021 to 2031, resulting in over 600,000 new jobs over the 10-year span. This is much faster job growth than the average for all other occupations.

Common careers for people with a degree or certificate in computer science, information technology, or cybersecurity include:

“I needed to stay local, and San Juan College was the best opportunity for me to get my degree and certifications. I worked as a student employee in the IT department and expressed my desire to learn more and help out with IT problems. When I got certified, I was offered a position as a technician.”

David Holt
2021 SJC Graduate - Information Technology

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