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2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition 
2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Computer Science

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Dean: Lianna Zhao, MD
Academic Co-chairs: Seth Hochwald; Chan Loke
Faculty: Seth Hochwald; Chan Loke; Albert Murtz


The Computer Science Department in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering conducts a program designed for students who are developing computer programming skills in preparation to transfer to a four-year college or university. Courses are intended to meet the needs of students at various levels of competence, from the novice to the expert. The department acquaints students with the presently available methods of computer science that are useful in solving problems of science, industry, and government; prepares students for the additional formal education and self-education required in this ever-developing field; and fosters students' abilities to solve computer science problems.


Students may take individual courses to gain expertise in specific areas, or they may take courses collectively to earn the Associate in Science degree in Computer Science. The major introduces a variety of programming languages and each language's many applications.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the computer languages program, students will be able to

  • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.

Potential Careers

Examples of careers in computer science include the following:

  • Database Administrator
  • Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer


    Associate in ScienceAssociate in Science for Transfer

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