Computer Studies


Computer Studies faculty, Stephen Eliot, teaching class

If you enjoy working with computers, problem solving or figuring out how things work, then you will enjoy the challenge of the Computer Studies program. Whether you want to author your own software, build your own computers and networks, implement security policies, or manage a business network, Emmaus can help you get there.

The mission of the Computer Studies program is to equip students to determine, analyze, and implement the information technology needs of a company or ministry, and to prepare them to take full advantage of technology in their own Bible study and Christian service for the Lord.

Why Emmaus?

Even in the area of technology, the Bible remains central at Emmaus. For example, the ethics taught in our computer security courses have their foundation in the truths of scripture. Our courses and tracks are relevant to today's technology needs and are constantly being improved and refined to keep up with the dynamic world of computer technology. Furthermore, most courses have less than 10 students which enables the instructor to tailor each class to the students' needs including one-on-one coaching.

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The Computer Studies department strives to equip students with the tools they need to succeed in the growing yet competitive technology job market. We start by providing the student with a solid foundation in programming, hardware, networking, security, operating systems, and software upon which the student can build skills in an area that interests them. Through hands on, practical coursework the student will acquire the skills they need to be effective wherever they go. Our goal is to provide a breadth of experience to each of our students in order to make them versatile candidates while still giving them depth of skill and confidence in their abilities.

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Computer Studies Graduates

Computer Lab at Emmaus Bible College

Featured Computer Courses

Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)
A course designed to give the student the skills necessary to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems using the same tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of the target system(s).

Leveraging The World Wide Web
In this course, students will learn the principles and techniques of developing effective sites on the World Wide Web with particular emphases on Christian Ministry, evangelism, and small business commercial operations. Secure server technology and the latest in programming techniques, such as Java, JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets, Active Server Pages, and other related technologies will also be examined.

Explore the Computer Studies Programs


The Computer Studies program can prepare you for a variety of jobs in the technology sector, including:

  • Software Design, Development, Engineering, Testing
  • Web Design, Development, Engineering, Testing
  • Database Design, Development, Engineering, Testing, Management
  • Network Design, Development, Engineering, Testing, Administration
  • Systems Administrator, Engineer
  • Network Security Administration
  • Information Security Officer
  • IT Specialist
  • Computer Scientist


What's Next?

Educating and equipping learners to impact the world for Christ.

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