Career Success

Why Computer Science & Innovation?

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, employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. 

The computer science field offers a world of exciting career possibilities:

  • Software engineer
  • Medical engineer
  • Mobile application developer
  • Game programmer
  • Database designer
  • Systems analyst

Why Computer Science & Innovation at Champlain?

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. 

Champlain  Computer Science & Innovation Graduates Are Ready.

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 résumés.

Highlights include:

  • All members of the Computer Science & Innovation faculty are professionals in their field, which is an essential factor in our students getting the most cutting-edge education possible.
  • Students in this major acquire extensive professional experience through internships and part-time employment at local employers like Allscripts Healthcare, MyWebGrocer and, among others.
  • Job placements for Computer Science & Innovation graduates are also outstanding. In fact, 100% of Computer Science & Innovation graduates from the Class of 2017 are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating, and of those employed, 100% are in positions relevant to their career goals.