Whether you focus on Computer Systems or Business Analysis or another area that interests you, Polk State College’s comprehensive Computer Systems and Business Analysis program can help put you on the right path to pursue your educational and career goals. Our faculty members are experienced teachers and professionals in their fields who help ensure that the education you receive is engaging, practical, and focused on the skills that are most important in the IT job market.

Business Intelligence, Computer Programming, and System Analysis are three of the fastest growing occupations in Florida and nationwide. The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks each in its “Top 5” list of fastest growing positions. A recent survey by the Information Technology Association of America estimated that 10 percent of the information technology jobs nationwide are unfilled.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a graduate with an associate degree in the computer field is $37,440.

Degrees and Certificates

Emphasizing business intelligence tools and information mining, this program prepares graduates to work as liaisons among company stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate, and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies, and information systems.

Students analyze business issues and date challenges and then apply decision-support and business-intelligence solutions for improving work processes for better business decision making. Students gain skills in the areas of business, application programming, database and system design, and web-based technologies. The program teaches students to analyze problems using logic and analysis tools, to convert code into computer language, and to build and maintain business intelligence information systems.

The phenomenal growth of the personal computer means there is a great demand for people who understand how to operate a computer to accomplish various tasks. Experts predict that this field will have tremendous growth as new technology and computer applications are developed.

The AS or AAS degree can be earned in two years. Students who are employed can take classes part time while they gain valuable experience on the job. Many of the classes are offered at night, making them easy to fit into a busy schedule.

The Associate in Science in Computer Systems and Business Analysis degree program emphasizes business intelligence tools and information mining to prepare graduates to work as liaisons among company stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate, and validate changes to business processes, policies, and information systems.

Through this program of study, students analyze business issues and data challenges, and then apply decision-support and business-intelligence solutions for improving work processes for better business decision making. Students gain skills in the areas of business, application programming, database and system design, and web-based technologies. The program allows students to analyze problems using logic and analysis tools, code applications into computer language, and build and maintain business-intelligence information systems.

Certain courses in this program require placement at the college level or satisfaction of developmental education requirements in reading, writing, and mathematics.

Program taught in:
  • English

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