The Technology Division offers Associates in Applied Science degrees and certificates in Computer Science Technology and Electronic Engineering Technology. Students learn practical skills enabling them to go directly to work in high-tech sectors of local business and industry after graduation.
The CST program offers an AAS Computer Science degree which includes courses in cybersecurity, database, IT, networking, programming, and virtualization. The EET program offers an AAS degree in Electronics Engineering Technology which includes courses in robotics, automation, circuit design and communications.
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
The Computer Information Systems program at Snead State Community College is designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency. The Computer Information Systems degree program is also an Academic Partner with Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, and VMWare and provides a Testing Center for Certification Exams.
Prepare for a Career in a High-Demand Field with High Earning Potential
Students can earn a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree in five semesters in Cybersecurity and IT Administration. The following short-term certificates are also available: Computer Software Fundamentals, Computer Technician, Cybersecurity, IT Systems Administration, and Web Technology Fundamentals. Students are trained to earn industry certifications in the following areas: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Net+, CompTIA PenTest+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA CySA+, and VMware Enterprise Virtualization.
Students graduating from the CIS program can find IT employment opportunities in both public and private sectors in Alabama and throughout the world. The job availability for careers in Network and Computer Systems is expected to grow 20% over 10 years with a median wage of $79,700. Job availability for careers as Information Security Analysts is expected to grow 20% over 10 years with a median wage of $92,600.
Please visit the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for more information about a career in this field.
Computer Science Transfer Program
The Computer Science Associate Degree transfer program is designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions where they can earn a Bachelor degree in the following fields: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Information Systems, and Systems Analysis.
Students who plan to transfer from Snead State to a four-year college or university must obtain a STARS Guide (stars.troy.edu), which will show a detailed list of courses to be taken at Snead State that will transfer to the four-year institution you plan to attend.
To earn an Associate Degree
Students must complete 60 semester hours of General Education credits listed as a general guide below:
- Area I: Written Composition – 6 Semester Hours
- Area II: Humanities & Fine Arts – 12 Semester Hours
- Area III: Natural Sciences & Math – 11 Semester Hours
- Area IV: History, Social & Behavioral Sciences – 12 Semester Hours
- Area V: Pre-Professional, Major & Elective – 19 Semester Hours
The Snead State Computer Science Department is designated as a Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense by the Department of Homeland Serurity and National Security Agency.
Industrial Systems Technology
Industrial Systems Technology prepares students to install, adjust, troubleshoot and repair a variety of industrial machinery used in manufacturing settings. Technicians may work in factories that manufacture, finish or assemble many different types of products. This program of study covers many of the fields required of technicians in business and industry today and in the near future. Individuals learn skills that make it possible to advance within the company or pursue opportunities in any location.
Industrial Systems Technology students also have opportunities to pursue apprenticeships in the field.
Snead State is an authorized ETA testing facility.
Snead State Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Industrial Systems Technology and be prepared to earn industry-recognized credentials such as OSHA 10 card, Certified Electronic Technician (CET) by ETA, and MSSC Certified Production Technician. As students are earning their AAS degree, they can also complete credits to earn a Certificate in Industrial Technology and a Short-Term Certificate in Basic Electricity or Automation.
Requirements for the Certificate in Industrial Technology are fewer than an Associate in Applied Science degree. Students must earn 15-16 general education credit hours and 27 credit hours in the Industrial Systems Technology field of study to earn the certificate.
Short-Term certificates may be completed with fewer credit hours than a Certificate or Associate in Applied Science degree. For a Short-Term Certificate in Basic Electricity, a student needs to complete 14 credit hours of Industrial Systems Technology courses. For a Short-Term Certificate in Automation, a student needs to complete 15 credit hours of Industrial Systems Technology Courses. For a Short-Term Certificate in Industrial Systems Technology, a student needs to complete 20 credit hours of Industrial Systems Technology Courses. For a Short-Term Certificate in the Welding Career Track, a student needs to complete 15 credit hours of Industrial Systems Technology Courses.
- AAS in INT: 56 credit hours and 15-16 credit hours general education
- INT LTC: 27 credit hours and 6 credit hours general education
- INT STC in Automation: 15 credit hours
- INT STC in Basic Electricity: 14 credit hours
- INT STC in INT: 20 credit hours
- INT STC in Welding Career Track: 15 credit hours