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    Irvine Valley College
    Feb 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Computer Science

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

General Information

The Computer Science Department in the School of Mathematics and Computer Science conducts a program designed for students who are developing computer programming skills in preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university. 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.

The Computer Science Department offers two degrees, Computer Science, AS and Computer Science for Transfer, AS-T. The Computer Science, AS degree offers a more general program in computer science including a variety of programming languages and theory that prepares students for transfer to University of California campuses, private and out-of-state universities. The Computer Science for Transfer, AS-T degree prepares students for transfer to the Cal State campuses. 

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 Applications Developer *

  • Programmer

  • Software Engineer *

  • Systems Analyst *

  • Web Developer

* May require further education


    Associate in ScienceAssociate in Science for Transfer

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