Salt Lake City, Utah (PressExposure) September 21, 2011 -- Stevens-Henager College has consistently demonstrated its dedication to maintaining rigorous standards of education. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). A dynamic educational institution, Stevens-Henager College has constantly worked to keep up with the existing employment market and projected trends by offering degrees designed to equip students to flourish in today's competitive economy as well as the distant future. In a continued effort to meet the ever-changing employment market's needs, Stevens-Henager College now offers a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science with Social Media Technology Emphasis.
Social media has infiltrated many aspects of our lives and is here to stay. The most obvious example is the boom in social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and most recently Google+, which has changed the face of social relationships and communication. But it goes much deeper than that: businesses use social media for marketing their brand name, monitoring growth, building databases, managing projects, and internal collaboration.
With a curriculum that includes courses such as Databases, Internet Commerce, Server Administration, Web Architecture Concepts, Networking, Operating Systems, Programming, Web Design, Mobile Applications Development, Cloud Computing Concepts, and more, this degree prepares students to contend with and capitalize on the advent, success, and continuing growth of social media. Successful graduates of this program may pursue positions including social media developer, software engineer, web developer, computer programmer, network administrator, etc.
Studies conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Association of Colleges and Employers show that network systems and data communications analysts, computer software engineers, and systems software engineers are among the fastest-growing occupations today, in terms of employment rates and salaries; all of these professions require a bachelor's degree in computer science. *Furthermore, the median salary of computer science majors is $63,017, which is the second- highest median salary attributed to any occupation.**
The duration of the program is 36 months, but with Stevens-Henager's FastFlex option, it could be completed in as few as 30 months. Criteria for admission include a high school diploma or an equivalent GED® credential.
*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Fastest-Growing Occupations." Employment Projections. (http://www.bls.gov)
**Press Release. "Top-Paid Majors for the Class of 2011." 10 Apr 2011. The National Association of Colleges and Employers. (http://www.naceweb.org)