TSTC is committed to providing highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. We currently offer over 100 certificate and degree programs state-wide.

TSTC students come from more than 100 counties across the state. They arrive right out of high school, transfer from other colleges or from the workforce.

While we are proud that TSTC's education is affordable and a high return on your investment, we realize financial aid is the only option for some students.

At TSTC we understand your ultimate goal is a career you're passionate about and will make you the money you want to enjoy your life! Our goal is to help you be successful.

TSTC has been providing top-quality, career-driven education for Texans for close to 50 years. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates.

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Computer Science Database & Web Programming Technology
Computer Science Database & Web Programming Technology:
Abilene: 325.672.7091
Brownwood: 325.643.5987
Sweetwater: 325.235.7300
   Department Chair:
JoLynn Hightower
voice: 325.734.3646
fax: 325.734.3682
Email: JoLynn Hightower
   Mailing Address:
Computer Science Database & Web Programming Technology
TSTC Abilene
650 E. Hwy 80
Abilene, TX 79601
The Computer Science Database & Web Programming Technology program is offered in Abilene, Brownwood and Sweetwater
   Office Hours:
M-F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Have you noticed how eBay’s inventory is instantly updated after a purchase? Dynamic web sites, such as eBay, use programming languages to communicate with, and update, databases in order to provide timely and accurate information to shoppers.

Our new Computer Science Technology degree is designed to provide the knowledge and skill needed to develop programming solutions that allow dynamic web pages to interact with databases, as well as general programming solutions. The demand for this skill continues to increase as the uses of the Internet and mobile technology create demand for applications and software systems.

The CST program provides hands-on experience with programming languages (C++, Visual Basic, PHP, ASP, and Java) database systems (Access, Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server) and the design and implementation of web sites.

This will help prepare you for jobs such as

  • Computer Programmer

  • Software Developer

  • Applications Developer

  • Web Programmer

  • Database Programmer

  • Internet Programmer

  • Computer Software Engineers

Programmers write new programs, as well as update, repair, modify, and expand existing programs. The programmer codes these instructions in any of a number of programming languages, depending on the need. Among the most common languages are C++, Java and Visual Basic.

Median annual wages of wage-and-salary computer programmers were $69,620 in May 2008. Jobs are more plentiful and have higher salary ranges in metropolis areas, however a number of graduates have placed in the Abilene area with an average starting salary of approximately $32,000.

Programmers and Computer Software Engineers must have strong problem-solving and analytical skills. They should be able to communicate effectively with others, multi-task, and be able to concentrate and pay close attention to detail.