Computer Science

Computers play an integral role in many professional fields today: architecture and design, graphics and animation, writing and editing, physical and social sciences, research and medicine, and many more. In computer science classes, students learn skills and applications that prepare them to enter the field as a software or hardware programmer, an application designer, or as an expert end-user.

Career Options

Administrator, Applications Engineer, Automation Specialist, Computer Customer Service Representative, Computer Hardware Specialist, Computer Sales Representative, Computer Software Specialist, Database Specialist, Electronics Engineer, Information Analyst, Operations Research Analyst, Programmer, Project Engineer, Systems Designer, Systems Management Engineer, Systems Programmer, Systems Research Manager, Systems Scientist, Teacher


Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities.

A.S. in Computer Science

With the rapid growth of computer and related technologies, preparation for a career in the computer sciences involves a course of study in the areas of basic science, mathematics and electrical engineering. There are two educational programs available to students interested in the computer sciences. The two areas are: (1) electrical engineering and computer science; and, (2) information science and software engineering. All students should consult a counselor.