Computer Science is primarily concerned with information processes, the structure and procedures needed to represent them, and the systems needed to implement them. Spanning a broad spectrum of basic and applied sub-disciplines, which range from foundations in logic and the computational complexity of algorithms through compilers, operating systems, and databases, the discipline continues to expand in terms of new architectures, networks, vision, robotics, and computer-aided design. The Computer Science program curriculum may also academically prepare the student to transfer to a four-year university to complete a Baccalaureate degree program. Please check with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
Computer Science related careers are some of the fastest growing jobs in this decade. Many pay extremely good salaries. Some require an associate degree, most require a bachelor's degree, and some require a graduate-level degree: information technology manager, applications developer, applications programmer, business systems analyst, database manager, web developer, networking/telecommunications engineer, network analyst, software developer, systems security administrator, help desk manager, computer graphic specialist, data processing application programmer and positions available in allied professions of business, industry, and scientific technology.
Students can earn Occupational Work Experience units through supervised employment in an on-the-job learning environment relating to their career goals. For more information, visit our Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) page.
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