When you were born the Web was just beginning to merit the "World Wide" in its name; only about 70 million people used the Internet worldwide. Not long before, Newsweek magazine headlined: "The Internet? Bah! Hype alert: Why cyberspace isn't, and will never be, nirvana."
Google was just getting started and iTunes didn't exist yet nor did Facebook or Twitter.
Today more than 3 billion people around the world use the Internet, about half of the earth's population.
If all that computing-driven change took place in less than two decades, try to imagine what life will be like in another 20 years. And imagine being a part of creating it. That's computing.
Recently several articles of mine were published. I think that Hood College's high standard of academics has pushed me to achieve more than I thought was possible.
Computer Science is not just about programming. It is in-depth study of computing concepts and applications, involving both hardware and software, to advance the development of all disciplines imaginable. This is what makes computer science such an exciting field!
Just a few of the fields where computing is used are:
I took web development just for fun and found that was what I enjoyed most, although I originally came into Hood planning to be a psychology major.
See the Jobs & Internships page for more on opportunities for Hood CS and IT grads.
The Management of Information Technology program was ideal for what I needed to sharpen my skills and meet my career goals.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 62% of the growth in jobs in science-related fields will be in computer science.
In the Forbes Magazine article "The Top Jobs for 2013" six of the 18 top jobs requiring bachelor's degrees were in computer science and technology fields.
In a similar Forbes article, "The Best And Worst Master's Degrees For Jobs Right Now," the number 1 best degree was Information Systems, and Computer Science was tied for number 4.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) January 2013 Salary Survey:
And it's not just about income. Computing and technology jobs are highly rated for career staisfaction.
The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology addresses existing and emerging student and community needs in information technology and computer science through high-quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs, research in collaboration with industry and government, and service to the College, professional societies, and the community.