Program available at/via: [Walla Walla][Clarkston][Online (partial)]
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.
Program Level Outcomes:
- Graduates successfully completing the program are employable in their degree area, at a living wage job with benefits.
- Program completers are encouraged to pursue bachelor level programs in computer science.
- Program maintains advanced certificate, degree and endorsements that are current with latest industry standards.
Degrees: Students may earn an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in two key areas of computer science: 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.
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.
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.
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