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Computer Science

Industry Description
Computer Science is the application of computing equipment and methods to the solution of human and business problems. Occupations related to Computer Science have represented the nation's fastest growing areas of job opportunity in the past ten years and are projected to continue for the next ten years.  

Department Overview
Computer Science endeavors to create an understanding of computer operating systems, programming, digital design for the web, and computer applications and hardware allowing the student to solve computer-related problems. Courses are taught in lecture, lab, and cooperative (on-the-job) training formats. Courses are developed by the Computer Science Program Advisory Board, which consists of experts working in local and regional computer-related businesses and senior faculty.  

Degrees

Students may earn an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in each of three key areas of Computer Science: Digital Design, Software Design, or Networking.

Students may also earn an Associate in Science Degree-Option II (90 credits) which is designed to prepare students for upper division study in computer science. Please consult with an advisor at WWCC and your intended transfer institution to determine an appropriate education plan.



Career Opportunities
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Systems Administrator
  • Professional Equipment Sales Representative
  • Software Publicists Computer Systems Designer
  • Digital Imaging Support Specialist
  • Web Design/Development
  • Graphic Design/Publication Layout


Entrance Requirements
Students may enter the program fall, winter or spring quarter, however, due to course sequencing, it is recommended students begin in the fall. In order to start this program, the placement process must be completed through the Testing Center. Visit wwcc.edu/placement for more information.

Other Information
For additional information including regional employment data, completion rates, student characteristics, and employment see http://www.careerbridge.wa.gov.