Contact WeiKian Chen, Chairperson, Department of Software Technology
Phone: (802) 865-6467
Extraordinary computer scientists who can envision complex solutions to difficult technical challenges and create solutions will always be in high demand in our tech-driven society. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in both systems and computer science are expected to grow by an average of 40 percent by 2016.
The computer science field offers a world of exciting career possibilities:
With Champlain's unique practice-based approach to learning, your professors balance technical theory and classroom studies—encompassing everything from the most complex software systems to the lightest wireless applications—with an abundance of experiential work.
In the Computer Science & Innovation program, you'll learn to develop advanced mobile programming applicable on Android, Apple and Microsoft devices, in addition to understanding the role of open source development and how to contribute to the products. You will also study the importance and art of testing, and learn the software engineering process and methodologies.
In addition to offering core computer science courses, this major connects the dots to the latest technological developments each year. We categorize those cutting-edge classes as the "Innovation" sequence of courses—an advanced feature of our curriculum that students would be highly unlikely to find in any other computer science program in the country today.
Job placements for Computer Science & Innovation graduates are also outstanding. In fact, 91% of Computer Science & Innovation graduates from the Class of 2016 are employed within six months of graduating, and of them, 90% are in positions relevant to their career goals.
In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, each of Champlain's career-focused majors features learning opportunities and programs that help our students create highly marketable resumes.