When considering the right degree for your skills and interests, you may wonder what sets applied computing apart from a degree in computer science. An applied degree tells employers that you’re skilled in both the theory behind computer science, as well as its direct application. Plus, it highlights your solid foundation in the business and communication skills that complement your technical expertise. In your courses, you’ll participate in projects that reflect real-life business situations, and gain the knowledge required to solve an organization’s everyday technical issues. Most importantly, it teaches you how to develop new technologies and participate in future tech innovation so you’ll know how to fix tomorrow’s problems, too.
An applied computing degree tells me as an employer that you have the practical, hands-on skills to become an effective member of my team from day one. The nature of an applied degree signifies productive employees.
Jeff Thomas: Chief Technology Officer, Forward Health Group