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Computational Systems

Now that almost every object is embedded with computers and sensors that are interconnected through the cloud, we will be increasingly surrounded by unmanned, intelligent and assistive systems – powered by machine learning, predictive inferencing and data mining algorithms. Welcome to the era of intelligent computing.

Capitol Technology is perfectly poised to train the next generation of digerati, who’ll develop secure, immersive, conversational and autonomous technologies.

Click here to learn more about the Computer Science programs from the Chair of Computer Science, Dr. Robert Steele.

Computational Systems Overview

$146K Machine Learning Engineer, average base salary
#1 U.S. Job Data Scientist, ranked #1 of top 50 jobs in America 4 years in a row
66% computing jobs comprise two thirds of projected new STEM jobs

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for computer and technology jobs is expected to increase by 12 percent from 2018-2028, which is faster than the average for all occupations. In May 2018, the median annual wage of computer and technology careers was $86,320, which is 123 percent higher than the median annual wage for all occupations. The average salary of a software developer in 2020 is $71,034, with the highest making $104K (PayScale).

In fact, 20 percent of C-level executives now use machine learning as a core part of their operations ( and it’s estimated that the potential global language/AI economy could deliver $13 trillion by 2030 (

Capitol Tech Opportunities

Here's some of the ways that we prepare and connect you with the field of Computational Systems

Capitol Technology SC Awards Winner

America’s Best Cybersecurity Program

Capitol Technology University is honored to receive the prestigious SC Media 2020 Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program. Formed in 1989, SC Media is highly regarded in cybersecurity circles for its long dedication to the industry. They cite Capitol Tech’s numerous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, dedication to the employability of students, innovative programs, hands-on teaching methods and deeply rooted relationships with government agencies as reasons why the university stands out among other cybersecurity education programs.

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Team-Oriented, Multidisciplinary Projects

Professionals from all backgrounds collaborate in the real-world, so we’ve structured our labs to operate the same way. Students majoring in electrical engineering, cybersecurity, astronautical engineering and others all form teams to collaborate, trouble-shoot and explore what’s possible in our labs.

students flying drone

Unmanned Systems Lab

Learn to program a swarm of drones, get hands on experience working with peers and industry practitioners to solve real-world problems in disaster management, homeland security, law enforcement, journalism, insurance, media, telecommunications, and more.

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Digital Forensics Lab

Learn how to recover digital evidence or data from mobile devices under forensically sound conditions. You’ll put classroom knowledge to work as you work on malware evaluation and the security aspects of telematics, IoT and critical infrastructure.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. - Tech Hub

Washington, D.C., home to more than 1,000 tech startups, is now ranked amongst the top 10 cities for tech jobs. Tech sector jobs in D.C. grew by 50% in the last decade. Within an hour of the campus, you can attend conferences, summits, workshops, and tradeshows; you can interview for summer internships; and you can visit trade groups, think tanks, and organizations.