Informatics is defined by a variety of colleges and universities, each with similar themes that bring the human aspect into computing. It is referred to as: Transforming data and information into knowledge, combining the science of information and the engineering of information systems, integrating human interactions with machines and data, digital technology to help people interact with data and information, the science of the collection, evaluation, organization, and dissemination of information, often employing computers.
Informatics focuses on how people and technology connect. You will be involved with hands-on learning to prepare you to work to solve problems, and to design, develop, evaluate, and apply technology solutions to meet today's needs. You'll examine computer systems that store, process, and communicate information. If you are searching for a career that emphasizes how people and organizations use data, information and knowledege, and prepares you for high-demand jobs, Informatics is where you need to be. In addition to our rigorous curriculum, students have 4 Focus from which to choose to continue through to a BAS degree from UArizona. Your degree in Informatics from AWC will prepare you for a completion of a BAS in Applied Computing from the University of Arizona (UArizona).
This Informatics AAS degree at AWC has four focus areas: System Admisnistration, Cyber Operations, Software Development and Digital Design. Each emphasis will transfer into Applied Computing Bachelor’s Degree program at UArizona.
There are high expectations for a rapid increase in the demand for qualified candidates in all areas of technology. The interdisciplinary approach to technology offered by an Informatics degree creates a marketable candidate with skills and knowledge to compete for IT/IS positions. For example, your BAS degree will qualify you to pursue careers in several fields such as: Application Developers, Database Developer/ Admnistrator, IT Support Specialist, Digital Media Specialist, Network Security Administrator, Web Developer/ Designer, Cyber Security, and Human-Computer Interaction