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Prepares students for employment in the rapidly expanding field of Computer and Information Sciences and offers the skills required to function effectively in various occupations and professions requiring the use of computers. Required courses focus upon the use and functioning of the computer and relate the general study of the computer with studies of specific languages, enabling the student to combine computer hardware and software to process data into information. Upon completion of this curriculum, the student should have the capability to apply computer technology to diverse business and professional environments and be qualified for employment as an entry-level programmer in the computer and information sciences industry or transfer to 4 year institution.
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*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.
Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.
Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.