Technology keeps on growing every day. Today’s technology is tomorrow’s past. As each day progresses we see a rise in the growth of technologies and facilities around us. Students who choose Computer Science as one of their core subjects in 11th and 12th have a wide number of choices to choose from different domains in the Computer field.
If you have a passion for something in technology after 12th and don’t know which field in Computer Science to select, let me give you a few streams to choose from in the Computer Technology domain.
Animation and VFX
Even though Animation and VFX may appear to be the same to some newbies after 12th, they have a lot of differences among them.
Animation is the process of making images and illustrating as if they are moving. For example, think of cartoons, animation movies you watch in theatre, etc. There are different types of Animation involved like traditional, stop motion, and computer animation.
VFX is something entirely different. In VFX we change the background of a certain video. For example, in most Marvel and DC movies the background is VFX edit. In other words, VFX is adding animation to a real-world video.
Interestingly both fall under graphic designing. There is a one-year diploma course all over India in almost all cities to teach these technologies.
After course completion, you can explore the below mentioned career options.
- VFX Professional (freelance)
- VFX Expert
- Film Animator
- Visual Effects Expert
- Creative Head
Web Development is one the best courses students can enrol in after 12th computer science if they have a passion for coding and design. Even small companies have their web pages, so surely there is a great opportunity for web developers.
The course of web development usually takes 3-6 months to up to one year as a Diploma course. Once you have good knowledge of web designing and development, you have the following career options:
- Web designer (freelance)
- Web designer (Agencies/MNCs)
- Web Developer
- UX Designer
- Graphics Designer
If you feel you have a good interest in web development then I highly recommend the Web Development course offered by Coding Ninjas. They also offer placement training along with it.
After 12th Computer Science, if you find yourself loving to code, then this is for you. Here we develop different software products based on the needs of users. You need to know the coding languages and have good logical thinking skills to build that particular product.
Well, don’t worry about learning different programming languages. If you have a good grasp of any one programming language, then the remaining programming language is easy to study.
Short term courses for this field are not recommended as they will not get you into good jobs. So opt under graduation courses to be a software engineer.
After studying computer science in 12th, if you wanted to start your product and promote it and build a business out of it or help others’ products find the spotlight, believe me, the digital marketing field is for you. This is one of the unique fields of specialisation in the field of Computer Science.
It covers many sub-fields of technology like SEO, Content Writing, Social Media, Email Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Lead Generation, SMO, Brand Management, etc.
There are a lot of courses on Digital Marketing online as well as in colleges. After studying, you get options in any of the following fields:
- Digital Marketer (independent)
- Digital Marketing professional (work for agencies)
- Online Brand Management professional
- Social Media Manager
- SEO professional (independent/ work for agencies)
- SEO consultant
- Digital Marketing instructor
If your passion is to create out-of-the-box images or visuals that can capture the heart of the audience then this field is for you. Here you showcase your talents in art and creativity. But in this field, your main talent is to design visuals that are pleasing for the users to interact with. It has many applications ranging from the design of web pages to the design of mobile phones, smart UX in Cars, TV’s etc.
There are many diploma courses available for graphic designing in India. So after 12th Computer Science, if your passion is to create creative visuals then go for this course. After completion of the course you can get the following career options:-
- Graphics designer (independent)
- Graphics designer (Corporate team)
- Brand identity manager
- Printing specialist
- Creative director
- Graphic designer
Mobile App Development
Today we live in a mobile-driven world. Almost everything we do on a computer can be done on a smartphone. Mobile Technology has seen tremendous growth over the years and is still growing in terms of processor, UX design, graphics, speed of usage, camera facilities in mobile phones, etc.
If after 12th computer science you are interested in mobile app development lookout for the courses offered for the same. The diploma course is over six months but it may vary from university to university.
After course completion, you can explore the below mentioned career options.
- Application designer
- User Interface designer
- Application developer
- App tester
CADD is a process of creating technical drawings using the computer. It requires technical skills. After 12th, if a student is interested in the technical field they can pursue this course.
There are many diploma courses and also many private institutions give CADD coaching. If you have an interest in the technical field after 12th Computer Science, then you can opt for this course.
MS Office Certification Programme
MS Office Certification is a worldwide accepted certification that helps to validate your technical expertise in business productivity applications within Microsoft Office Suite. MS is one of the most widely used applications of computers.
These applications include MS Word, MS Excel, etc. These are used by people in many industries all across the globe for similar purposes. This course provides you with some advanced aspects related to these applications to enhance your knowledge.
Hospitality Industry, Restaurants, schools, colleges, etc have a huge requirement of MS Office experts for handling huge data.
For a Computer System to work it requires both hardware and software. Hardware engineering is a process of designing, developing, testing, and creating physical products for computers and their related appliances.
The course in these is related to computer hardware like monitor, CPU, etc. Students who are interested in computer designing and hardware can opt for courses in these streams. Once completed, the person may get a job in either a computer firm, service centre, private company, etc.
Some other Courses after 12th Computer Science
Computer Degree Courses After 12th
- BE/B.Tech Computer Science & Engineering
- B.Tech IT
- BSc IT
- BSc Computer Science
- BSc Animation & Multimedia
Certification Computer Courses After 12th
- DOEACC ‘O’ Level
- MSC IT
- .NET Technologies
- JAVA Technologies
- Visual Effects
- 3D Animation
- Corel draw
- IT Security & Ethical Hacking
- Cyber Law
- Red Hat
Frequently Asked Questions
Choosing a course that is best for you matters, find your interest in a domain, and go for it. It can be anything, medical, civil engineering, computer engineering etc. The opportunities are endless. Take a course that you have a natural interest in.
After 12th Science, you have many options like the medical field, pure engineering field or go after passion like designing (graphic designing, VFX, Animation), or if you love coding, go for software engineering. if you have technical skills go for hardware engineering, If cybersecurity interests you go for it. The opportunities are endless. Find your passion and pursue a course that connects to your interest.
Choosing the right course after 12th computer science is a crucial task, if not done correctly it will end you up in a profession that brings boredom to you. So choosing a field that interests you is very important.
There are many choices you can explore like web development, software engineering, digital marketing, graphic designing, mobile app development, hardware engineering etc.
All these choices can complement the computer science subject that you have taken in 12th grade. There are numerous options to choose from, all you need to do is select the course which brings an interest in you and give it your best.
By Ranjul Arumadi