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A Degree in Information Technology Education

Computer Information Systems - Programmer / Analyst


Do you have a strong desire to work on the latest software, develop websites, or make the next best app or video game on the market? If so, consider a computer programming degree. In the programmer/analyst program at Wayne State, you’ll learn computer programming and computing theories that will prepare you for a careers in information technology. You will learn principles and concepts of computing along with organizational and business concepts. You’ll learn programming fundamentals and gain practical skills in the areas of introductory networking, systems development, hardware, operating systems, and databases. You’ll be able to work independently, as well as in groups, across a range of diverse situations. With a computer information systems degree focusing on computer programming, you’ll be ready for a wide variety of careers in the IT sector, or you can choose a more specific path in areas such as software engineering and application development.

Sample Program of Study




99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.

Hours required:
For concentration: 57
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular minors: Computer Science, Business Administration, Geospatial Technology

School: Business and Technology

Department: Computer Technology and Information Systems

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year.  Learn more about scholarships for the computer programming degree program at Wayne State College.


Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.


Skills Learned

  • Scripting languages
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Procedural programming and mainframe technologies
  • Project management
  • Networking concepts and technologies
  • Analysis and design of computer information systems
  • Advanced database design and development using SQL
  • Computer troubleshooting
  • Business management and leadership
  • Legal environment of business
  • Time management and organization
  • Critical thinking and problem solving



Possible Careers

  • Computer programmer
  • Software developer
  • Application developer
  • Web developer
  • Systems analyst
  • IT administrator
  • IT support specialist
  • Database administrator
  • Computer repair technician
  • Computer forensics specialist
  • Chief information officer



  • Software companies
  • Computer companies
  • Information technology companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Insurance companies
  • Government agencies
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Technical support centers


Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 87% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations


WSC Service Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Computer Student Activites


  • Competitions, trips, and more – Show your skills and compete for awards at robotics and programming competitions, attend guest speaker events, and tour professional IT facilities to learn more about your field and meet pros in the industry.
  • Community events – Conduct workshops to help teach computing topics to local senior citizen groups, help promote the technology recycling program, serve as a judge for the Web Wizardry Competition, and even present at local schools for technology career days.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.


As part of your studies, you’ll complete a project for a “real-world” business to earn credit toward your degree in computer programming.  We also frequently employ students in our Network and Technology Services Department to give you additional field experience.  Career Services is available to help you find internship and employment opportunities as well.


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