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'Southern State is a great college to attend, because you will learn real skills...'

We are living in the digital age! Technology takes up nearly every aspect of our lives in one way or another. The career prospects for those who earn their Computer Science degree are excellent with in-demand jobs and high-paying salaries. Every industry uses computers in some way. Problems in science, engineering, health care, and so many other areas can be solved by computers. Ready to get started on your Computer Science pathway?

Program categories in this pathway:

Associate Degrees:


Associate of Applied Science Degree

Students can select TWO of four Focus areas:

Career Enhancement Certificates:


Career Enhancement Certification

Potential Career Opportunities:

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Employment OUTLOOK:

At 吃瓜不打烊, we tailor our degrees and certificates to reflect growing trends in employment opportunities. To view current Job Postings related to the Computer Science pathway visit: .



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Want to learn more about these programs?

Speak with one of the program's faculty members to see which area of study is right for you.

Computer Science Faculty
  • Dr. Joshua Montgomery, Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • 800.628.7722 x2736
  • Brian Birkhimer, Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • 800.628.7722 x2738

Computer Science Program


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Meet Dr. Montgomery

"At Southern State we can provide a personal touch that other colleges cannot. There is nothing better than on graduation day, getting a hug from a student and hearing him/her say 'You got me here...You made this happen.' To build someone up and get them from point A to point B is a great feeling."


Matthew Keaton | Southern State Graduate

"Southern State literally turned my life around. When I started attending Southern State, I was struggling. I had no idea what I wanted to do in the field of computer science. Southern State offered such a broad spectrum of classes from which I could choose. I took classes regarding hardware and software, programming, online business, project management, and many others. After I completed my associate degree, I seamlessly transferred to a four-year partner institution and received my bachelor's degree.

"Another great aspect of Southern State is the staff. They genuinely care. I can honestly say that I never had a class where the instructor wasn't, at minimum, a great teacher.

"Finally, I would say that Southern State is a great college to attend, because you will learn real skills that you can apply in your career. The Computer Science programs at Southern State are fantastic. You will work with the technology, get hands-on experience, and learn a lot!"

Matthew Keaton | Southern State Graduate

Cory Juillerat | Southern State Graduate

"After receiving my B.S. degree from a four-year university, I was having trouble finding employment in my field of study. I was working at a fast food chain doing something that was not related to my college degree. It was through a connection I made with a faculty member at Southern State that changed my future's direction. I enrolled at Southern State and took some classes to help me become a better leader and more knowledgeable about Computer Information Technology. I was able to land an internship that turned into a job I love, all before I even graduated! I am now working on my master's degree in Computer Information Systems from Bellevue University in Nebraska, right here at Southern State. Before, I felt as though nobody would give me a chance to show what I knew. The computer science instructor at Southern State cared about helping me. Through him and Southern State, I found the connection to an awesome employer."

Cory Juillerat | Southern State Graduate

Mary M. | Southern State Student

"Through the internship program that the Computer Science Department offers at Southern State, I was able to gain experience in the field while continuing my classes. I gained experience in software support and then as a service technician - which led to the full time position I am currently at today. Big things are happening in the Computer Science department at Southern State, and I am thankful to be a part of it!"

Mary M. | Southern State Student

Tyler H. Southern State Graduate

"I currently work at GE Aviation as their Network Operations Engineer. Southern State introduced me to many of the devices and assets I now work with on a daily basis. I would not be where I am today if it was not for the skills and experiences I gained through Southern State. For anyone considering higher education, 吃瓜不打烊 is a great beginning for essentially any individual, regardless of age, home life, and time schedules."

Tyler H. | Southern State Graduate


Southern State seeks to fill specific post-secondary educational needs for the residents of southern Ohio. The College cannot meet this commitment without guidance and constructive input from members of the community. To foster this vital involvement, the College has established advisory committees. Persons involved in business, public service, and industry volunteer their service and expertise for the purpose of guiding and updating educational programs offered by the College. The advisory committees help to ensure that general and technical education is of finest quality and is always attuned to community needs.

Computer Science Advisory Committee