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Applied Computing


 Jump-start your career in a high-paying field with a two-year Applied Computing degree from PennWest Edinboro.


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Be on the Cutting Edge of New Technology. says Software Engineer is the #8 best job in the country, with a median salary over $90,000. Your associate degree can start you on the road to that career.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

Your Associate of Science (AS) degree from Edinboro prepares you for entry-level positions as a computer support specialist or web developer in the booming computer science industry. The program typically takes just four semesters or two years to complete.

The curriculum is rigorous, but for good reason. It's designed around national curriculum models and employment opportunities.

During this time, you'll learn the basic principles of computer science, programming and systems operation. You'll also take a variety of general education courses that provide you with critical thinking and writing skills.

How Edinboro Supports You.

Five years ago, I applied for an Applications Analyst position, for which I would not have even been considered for had I not had my associate’s degree coupled with my 30 years of experience in IT. And a month ago I was promoted to a Senior Applications Analyst.

Penny Lyle,
Class of 2016 - Senior Applications Analyst, ASCS

Get Hands-On Experience While Still A Student.

Internship credits are required in the Edinboro Applied Computing associate degree program. That's great news for you, because it not only gives you real-world experience, it also connects you with employers who know you and appreciate your hard work. Many A.S. students intern in nearby Erie, or in cities such as Pittsburgh, Cleveland or Buffalo, and then find employment in those cities after graduation. Popular internship sites include:

  • Barber National Institute
  • Cleveland/Price Inc.
  • College Tuition Solutions, Inc.
  • Crawford County School District
  • Epic Web Studios, LLC
  • Erie Insurance
  • Larson Texts
  • Logistics Plus
  • MRI Software LLC
  • Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5
  • Tom Ridge Environmental Center
  • WeCreate

Your Future

Spend some time in the workplace, and then return to Edinboro to earn a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field. There are six different tracks that can lead to exciting and rewarding careers. Your Associate of Science degree sets the stage for these programs:

Questions About This Program?

David Tucker
Lead, Computer Science Department
109 Ross Hall
Phone: 814-732-2550

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