Computer Education Needs
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
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.
Thanks for using NEWTON!
Joe Noga MCP, N+
Argonne National Laborator
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