The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): Instructional programs that focus on the computer and information sciences and prepare individuals for various occupations in information technology and computer operations fields. (CIP Code #11)
Notable Programs in this Curriculum: Computer Programming; Data Processing; Computer Systems Analysis; Computer Software.
Prominent figures related to this curriculum:
Bill Gates by Lori Tingey
Steve Jobs (1955-Present)
Co-founder and CEO of technology giant Apple, Inc.
Bill Gates (1955-Present)
Chairman of Microsoft, Inc. and notable philanthropist
Larry Page (1972-Present) & Sergey Brin (1973-Present)
Computer scientists and co-founders of Google, Inc.
Relevant Salary Figures: Relevant Salary Figures: According to 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics information, the average annual salaries of popular careers related to this curriculum are listed below. For further information, including the nature of work, employment outlook, related academic programs, and specific salary information for your region, click on the occupation of interest.
Computer Programmers: $73,470
Computer & Information Systems Managers: $118,710
Computer & Information Scientists, Research: $100,900
Computer Software Engineers, Applications: $87,900
Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software: $94,520
Computer Support Specialists: $46,370
Computer Systems Analysts: $78,830
Database Administrators: $72,900
Network & Computer Systems Administrators: $69,570
Network System & Data Communication Analysts: $73,830
Computer Specialists, All Other: $76,000
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary: $74,050
Multi-Media Artists & Animators: $62,380
Graphic Designers: $46,750
Computer Operators: $37,070
Data Entry Keyers: $27,110
Word Processors & Typists: $32,710
Numerical Tool & Process Control Programmers: $46,360
The Complete List of Programs in this Curriculum:
Computer and Information Sciences, General .
Instructional content is defined in code 11.0101.
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.
Instructional programs that focus on the computer and information sciences and prepare individuals for various occupations in information technology and computer operations fields.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
A general program that focuses on computing, computer science, and information science and systems as part of a broad and/or interdisciplinary program. Such programs are undifferentiated as to title and content and are not to be confused with specific programs in computer science, information science, or related support services.
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
(NEW) A program that focuses on the symbolic inference, representation, and simulation by computers and software of human learning and reasoning processes and capabilities, and the modeling of human motor control and motions by computer-driven machinery. Includes instruction in computing theory, cybernetics, human factors, natural language processing, robot design, and applicable aspects of engineering, technology, and specific end-use applications.
(NEW) A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.
Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
(NEW) Any instructional program in computer science not listed above.
Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
A program that focuses on the general writing and implementation of generic and customized programs to drive operating systems and that generally prepares individuals to apply the methods and procedures of software design and programming to software installation and maintenance. Includes instruction in software design, low- and high-level languages and program writing; program customization and linking; prototype testing; troubleshooting; and related aspects of operating systems and networks.
Computer Programming, Specific Applications.
(NEW) A program that prepares individuals to apply the knowledge and skills of general computer programming to the solution of specific operational problems and customization requirements presented by individual software users and organizational users. Includes training in specific types of software and its installation and maintenance.
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification.
(NEW) A program that prepares individuals to fulfill the requirements set by vendors for professional qualification as certified installation, customization, and maintenance engineers for specific software products and/or processes. Includes training in specific vendor supported software products and their installation and maintenance.
Computer Programming, Other.
(NEW) Any instructional program in computer programming not listed above.