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Reasons to Study Computing

When studying Computing at Canterbury College, you will learn how computer systems work and how to apply the skills to tackle real-life problems.

Why study Computing?

If you are tech-savvy and want to develop a career in technology, we will help you reach your goal.

Our courses will connect the theory of computer science to the practice and enable students to learn the skills needed to build a successful career.

Our work placements will demonstrate students' skills to local employers, supporting progression into employment in a range of roles from database design to app creation.

What skills will I learn?

  • Critical thinking
  • Analysis
  • Problem-Solving
  • Computational thinking
  • Initiative
  • Lateral thinking

Which careers can I go into after studying Computing?

Computer Programmer

A computer programmer, sometimes called a software developer, programmer or coder, is someone who creates computer software. The term can refer to both a specialist in one area of computers or to someone who writes computer programs.

Network Engineer

Network engineers design, implement and maintain the way data is transferred across digital and telecommunications networks.

Software Developer

This role involves designing and building computer software, including mobile and desktop applications, and operating system. They identify user needs, build programs, and make improvements when testing new software. 

Web Designer

A web designer is someone who designs the way content is displayed online. They manage the styling and layout of pages, including text and images. Many technologies can be used, but the main ones are usually hypertext and hypermedia resources including HTML and CSS.

Forensic Computer Analyst

This role help to investigate online crimes and cybersecurity incidents, often recovering hidden, deleted or encrypted information to help investigations heled by law enforcement agencies, such as the Police and the Home Office. 

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