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Explore All of BC’s IT Options
 
Years ago, few could have predicted just how much we would come to depen​d on computers in the modern world. Now, in the 21st century, information technology moves at lightning speed, resulting in faster, sleeker and much more sophisticated software, hardware and networking connections than ever before.

If you find the fast-paced, ever-changing nature of computer science appealing, it’s about time you explored your potential in the IT field.
 
Broward College currently offers 20 low-cost associate’s degrees and certificate programs in computer science and information technology.
Our Computer Science programs are specifically designed to provide you with the training you need for immediate career success in as little as one to two years as a full-time student. Browse through our various programs below and see which one suits your vision for the future.
Classroom Experience
The Computer Science curriculum features practical, hands-on applications and focuses on designing and developing real-world solution. This enables you to extensively apply what you learn before you even leave Broward College. Many of our students hold certifications from Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems before graduation. State-of-the-art, fully equipped laboratories feature:
  • Sun Solaris Unix system access
  • Web development tools such as Dreamweaver and FrontPage
  • Visual C++, Visual C#, Visual Basic, Java and Oracle PL/SQL programming environments
  • Specialized equipment such as routers, simulators and wireless networking technologies 
Coursework is also offered in several high-demand skill sets, such as: 
  • A+
  • Security +
  • AutoCADMicrosoft and Novell networking
Online, weekend and evening classes are offered for your convenience. Face-to-face classes are available on the North Campus and the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus. Labs are located in:
 

North Campus
Building 48​ - Rooms 305-311 (Room 305 serves as an open lab)
Building 47 -  Room 102​


A. Hugh Adams Central Campus
Building 13 - Rooms 128 & 132

Career Path
Information technology is everywhere, from government to private organizations. Demand for IT experts will remain high as more innovations are introduced, fueling job growth for Broward College’s Computer Science graduates. Salaries vary, depending on your specialty, but they are generally above average—2010’s median pay was $115,780 for computer and systems managers, according to the

Bureau of Labor Statistics 


 
Locally, Broward College graduates have found employment with prominent IT companies such as:
 
  • IBM
  • Citrix
  • Siemens
  • General Electric 
Is This Program Right for Me?
While information technology provides a wide variety of roles to fill, some traits endure throughout the field. If you see a future for yourself in IT, you should be:
  • Detail-oriented
  • Highly organized
  • A problem solver
  • Highly interested in math and science
  • Patient, particularly when working with the public
Accreditation
Broward College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate’s degrees in Computer Science. 

The Computer Science department also partners with industry leaders to ensure that our curriculum remains competitive in today’s IT job market. Some of our partnerships and highlights include:
  • Microsoft IT Academy 
  • CISCO Regional Networking Academy
  • Member of Oracle Academic Initiative
  • Authorized Sun Microsystems Education Center
  • First and only Red Hat Academy in Florida
  • Authorized CIW training provider
Faculty
Computer Science faculty include seasoned IT professionals with certification in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees in computer science. Most have over 10 years of experience working in information technology. They include graduates of Nova Southeastern University, Rutgers, Arizona State University, Florida International University and Broward College. The combination of their education and experience in the IT field ensures that you are properly trained and instructed for the challenges of working in computer science.
Courses
Computer Science classes are offered on the Central and North Campuses, and some online courses are available. Course requirements and completion times vary, depending on the track you choose to follow. 

Certificates range from as little as 18 credits and can take up to 33 credits to complete. Degree programs range from 63 to 68 credits and generally take two years to complete if you are enrolled as a full-time student. 
 
FAQs
What programs are available?

We offer five degree types and several certificate programs. The full program requirements and course schedules are outlined above.

 

What is the difference between an AA, AS, A.A.S., and a Technical Certificate? 

The Associate in Arts degree is conferred upon satisfactory completion of a program of lower-division courses designed to prepare students to advance to upper-division baccalaureate degree courses. This program includes 36 semester hours of general education courses in addition to courses appropriate for the upper-division major selected by the student.

The General Education Requirements are within the subject areas of communications, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. 
An Associate of Applied Science degree allows a student to study a specific technology or set of skills to gain entry to the workforce.  
An Associate of Science is similar to an Associate of Applied Science but includes additional Mathematics courses. 

A Technical Certificate is a program that allows a student to gain knowledge, skills, and abilities quickly. A student who completes a technical certificate offered by the Computer Science and Engineering Department has the option to transfer into an A.S./A.A.S. degree program. 
 
How do I find BC's Computer Science Department?
You can find the Computer Science department on two Broward College campuses: 

 

A. Hugh Adams Central Campus
North Campus
Building 13
3501 SW Davie Road
Davie, FL 33314
Building 48
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
For Alumni
Broward College alumni are an invaluable resource for our Computer Science students. If you graduated from our Computer Science programs, get in touch with us so we can work together to improve our curriculum and connect our students with mentorship and internship opportunities. Call the Computer Science department at 954-201-6723 to learn how you can get involved. We also recommend that you activate your Alumni & Friends Association to receive invitations to alumni-only events, plus special offers and discounts.
Contact Us
A. Hugh Adams Computer Science Department
Phone: 954-201-6723
Fax: 954-201-6439
computer-science@broward.edu
 
North Campus Computer Science Department
Administrative Assistant: Mikkel Camacho
Phone: 954-201-2324

Program Advisors
 
Program Advisor Office
Campus
Building/Room
Computer Information
Technology:
 
Felicidad Archila
954-201-6071
 
Central
Building 13
Room 143
Computer and Network
Security



Computer Programming
and Analysis:
Alan Flaten
954-201-7978
aflaten@broward.edu


Redjem Bouhenguel
954-201-2303
North
Building 48
Room 205

Downtown
Building 31
Room 610


Internet Services Technology:
(Web Development)

Sherry Cox
954-201-631
 

Central
Building 13
Room 118
Networking Services
Technology (Cisco, Microsoft
):
Brian Faris
954-201-6702
 
Central
Building 13
Room 134
Technology Project
Management:
Victor Arenas
954-201-6685​
varenas@broward.edu

Central
Building 13
Room 143
Computer Science AA,
Computer Engineering AA:
Artimus Trammell
954-201-6691
Central
Building 13
Room 136
​Advising and Student
Engagement
​Michelle Levine
954-201-6318
mlevine1@broward.edu
​Central
Building 13
Room 144
 

 
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