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Name: Stephanie
Status: Student
Age: 19
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Around 1999

Do I have to have a degree in computer science to work on power point, word, access, etc, in certain offices? Can I go to trade school to get an associates degree in computer science


That is a great question. At this present time, you don't need a degree to work in the computer field BUT, with the changing industry and the integration of computer systems it is preferred to have a degree in CIS or CS. The CIS degree is preferred if you are entering the computer/business industry, and the CS degree is preferred if you are entering computer design/complex math calculations. Companies are looking for people that can do more than Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. But going to a trade school or a junior college and getting your associates degree is a step in the right direction. I would recommend getting your associates degree and then transferring to a college or university to achieve your CIS. Another reason to go for the CIS/CS degree is when you are looking for a career job, you will have a large pool of jobs to look into, if you stick with your associates or less, your range of selection is greatly narrowed.

I hope this sheds some light on your question.

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