Computers are everywhere. They are as ubiquitous as they are essential. In homes, in the workplace, in cars, cafeterias and classrooms, we see and use them in all walks of life. But few of us are prepared to leverage their power through an understanding of how computers actually operate.

The computer science programs at Grantham University offer a comprehensive examination of the languages, systems and structures that computers rely on to function. From certificates to associate and bachelor’s degrees, these online programs are designed to help students like you gain the skills they need to leverage computing power on a personal and professional level.

If you’re looking for an online degree program that can help you prepare for a career in computer science, take a look at what Grantham’s College of Engineering & Computer Science has to offer:

What you will learn

Like many technological fields, things can change fast in computer science roles. That’s why Grantham University puts an emphasis on training students to think analytically, apply their knowledge and reasoning skills, analyze problems, define requirements and design solutions. As a student taking computer science and programming courses at Grantham, you’ll develop a foundation — and a programming mindset — that you can use to advance your computer career or pursue advanced studies.

You take classes on how to use programming languages like C++, HTML, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript to design and create interactive web pages or even more advanced projects. Plus, you’ll get the chance to use cutting-edge techniques and tools to practice skills and complete projects.

Potential career paths

From major national healthcare services providers to local professional services firms, many organizations today rely on the expertise of someone in the computer science field to keep operations running smoothly. Each of these online degree programs are designed to help you prepare for career paths in web design, programming, web development and software development. Many of our graduates find work with multi-national corporations, financial institutions or within local, state or federal government. They might also work for local businesses, major manufacturers or large-scale retailers.

As a graduate of one of our online programs, your computer career options are wide open.

Here’s a little more detail on the specific certificate and degree programs Grantham University has to offer:

Computer Science (Bachelor of Science)

Grantham’s Computer Science (Bachelor of Science) program can help you prepare to advance your career in the software, web development and technology fields. Built on a foundation of skills like programming, databases, systems and project management, this online degree program also provides a specific focus on topics like data structures, systems analysis and design, and programming languages. You’ll also learn to address the impact of projects on broader issues like ethics, security and social responsibility.

Possible career paths with a bachelor’s degree in computer science include software developer, computer programmer, web developer, computer and information systems manager and software quality assurance engineer and tester. Totaling 120 credit hours, this degree is designed to take just 38 months to complete.

Computer Science (Associate of Science)

If you’re looking for a computer science degree but aren’t ready to commit to a four-year program, a great option is Grantham’s Computer Science (Associate of Science) degree program. By building a foundation in networking and web design, developing fluency in programming languages and creating a programming mindset, you’ll be prepared for entry-level computing positions in fields like web development or software development.

Graduates of this program often seek careers as web developers, computer programmers, network support technician, document management specialists, or web administrators. This online degree program can be completed in 24 months and satisfies the first two years of the bachelor’s degree, if you later decide to pursue a four-year degree.

Introduction to Programming (Certificate Program)

This certificate program is designed to introduce you to programming — both for applications and the web. Grantham’s Introduction to Programming is a true foundational program that assumes you don’t yet have any experience in programming. In order to prepare you for entry-level work in the website design and programming fields, you’ll learn programming languages and troubleshooting skills. Graduates are able to create web pages, to add interactivity to web pages and to write, compile and debug application programs.

Requiring 18 credit hours, the Introduction to Programming certificate program can be completed in just 8 months. All of the courses in this program are eligible to be transferred if you decide to pursue an associate or bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in computer science? Then start a program that will give you the skills, information and credentials you need to succeed in the workplace and the freedom you need succeed in your studies. Contact Grantham University today, either online or by calling (888) 947-2684, to request more information and to begin the enrollment process. Courses start monthly and we can’t wait to help you begin your educational journey at Grantham!