Computer Programming & Analytics

Are you interested in how computer systems work? Would you like to learn how to write programs and analyze data?

Courses leading toward Midland College’s Computer Programming & Analytics Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree help students develop knowledge, communication and creative skills, critical thinking, and technical competencies required in today’s workplace.

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Program Details

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Marketable Skills

Pursuing a Computer Science degree will provide marketable skills in these areas:

  • Programming – Writing computer programs
  • Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information
  • Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • Operations Analysis – Figuring out what a product or service needs to be able to do
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking the right questions
  • Active Learning – Figuring out how to use new ideas or things
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Career Opportunities

A computer science degree allows you to work at the forefront of the next most significant technological innovations. The increasing scope of computer science offers the choice to work in a wide variety of highly specialized areas. With computer technologies playing an ever-growing role in all aspects of modern life, computer science skills will be high demand across many different industries although, unsurprisingly, most graduates go into positions within the computer industry. Popular computer science careers include:

  • IT Consultant
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Data Management
  • Database Design
  • Database Administration
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Computer Programmers
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Software Developers, Systems Software
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
  • Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
  • Web Administrators
  • Database Architects
  • Data Warehousing Specialists


Texas Workforce Commission projects employment opportunities for software developers will increase 44% throughout the next decade. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), web development jobs will increase by 13% from 2018-2028, adding nearly 20,900 new positions to the economy.

No Purchase Necessary

Students are NOT required to purchase their own computer or software. The MC Computer Science lab and classrooms are equipped with high-end computers and the same software used by professionals in the field.

To be considered for a scholarship, please follow the link below:

General Scholarships

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.


Why Study IT at MC?


Department Chair

Shawn Shreves
Technology Center
Room 119
(432) 685-4613


Computer Programming & Analytics Faculty Contact Information

Division Office

Applied Technology

Marie Hall Academic Building
Room 176
(432) 685-4676
Building Floor Plan



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