In addition to their other computer offering, community colleges and technical institutes typically provide Practical training in computer operations. Students enroll in these courses often plan to become computer or data-entry operators. These course involve a great deal of hands- on, practical training, enabling students of quickly move on to entry –level positions in government and industry.
Many schools periodically have their curricula reviewed by representatives from national ad local companies. This ensures both that curricula remain up to date and that graduates are being trained with marketable skills. Although there is no consensus about which specific type of academic training is best for entry- level programmer or analyst jobs in business, many companies prefer graduates with a strong technical and/ or business background, a desire to learn the ins and outs of a particular organization, and an ability to identify with user needs.
Some schools also support a computer engineering curriculum. This degree program is intended primarily to prepare students to design computer hardware system. Graduates of such programs usually are sought by hardware manufacturers.