Computer Programming

Computer Programming

Are you good at math and science and want to know how computer systems work? Have you ever wondered how computers store data, how artificial intelligence helps find Internet information faster, makes games better, or how computers have changed society? Would you like to learn how to write programs and applications? Midland College's Associate of Science (AAS) in Computer Science may be the right program for you!

At Midland College, earning an Associate of Applied Science for Computer Science prepares you for entry-level employment or further education. Students learn the basics of computer languages, troubleshooting, programming, and design.

Laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you are reading this on a device created using the expertise, theories, and skills gained from computer science degrees. Are you interested in studying computer science and contributing to the next phase of this fast-developing field? Midland College has the program for you.


Computer Science students working on desktop computers in the computer lab Computer Science students working with laptop/tablet devices in the library Computer Science students working with desktop devices in the lab


Program Details

Marketable Skills

Pursuing a Computer Science degree will provide marketable skills in these areas:

  • Programming – Writing computer programs
  • Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information
  • Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • Operations Analysis – Figuring out what a product or service needs to be able to do
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking the right questions
  • Active Learning – Figuring out how to use new ideas or things
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Career Opportunities

A computer science degree allows you to work at the forefront of the next most significant technological innovations. The increasing scope of computer science offers the choice to work in a wide variety of highly specialized areas. With computer technologies playing an ever-growing role in all aspects of modern life, computer science skills will be high demand across many different industries although, unsurprisingly, most graduates go into positions within the computer industry. Popular computer science careers include:

  • IT Consultant
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Data Management
  • Database Design
  • Database Administration
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Computer Programmers
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Software Developers, Systems Software
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
  • Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
  • Web Administrators
  • Database Architects
  • Data Warehousing Specialists


Texas Workforce Commission projects employment opportunities for software developers will increase 44% throughout the next decade. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), web development jobs will increase by 13% from 2018-2028, adding nearly 20,900 new positions to the economy.

No Purchase Necessary

Students are NOT required to purchase their own computer or software. The MC Computer Science lab and classrooms are equipped with high-end computers and the same software used by professionals in the field.

Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal

FAFSA Requirement

The student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid to access the Financial Aid Portal and apply for scholarships.

If the student's FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student needs to complete the FAFSA application, and once processed, will have access to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information

How to Apply

  1. Go to our Financial Aid Portal, by clicking this link: Financial Aid Portal
  2. Log in using your SSN and Password. If this is your first time, click the "First Time User" link under the Submit button in the "Log In" box.
  3. Click the menu button at the top left-hand corner.
  4. Select the Scholarship Application.

For additional scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

General Scholarships

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.


Why study Computer Science at MC?

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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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