February 22, 2024

Mesa College's Computer Information Science Program Achieves Verified Status as a Program of Computing Talent

Aaron Pischke Jr.

By Office of Communications

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In December 2023, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was proud to announce that San Diego Mesa College's Computer Information Science (CIS) program has achieved the prestigious status of a Verified Program of Computing Talent. Programs were verified as part of a rigorous evaluation process led by Advancing San Diego, the flagship program of EDC’s Talent Initiatives, which aims to double the production of skilled workers in San Diego while prioritizing historically underrepresented populations in the innovation economy.

Mesa College achieved Status as a Verified Program due to indicating five critical elements in the CIS Program:

  • Alignment of educational curriculum with industry requisites of necessary hard skills (ex: coding)
  • Alignment of educational curriculum with industry requisites of necessary soft skills (ex: problem solving)
  • Continuous engagement with industry
  • Ability to reach and serve a diverse student population
  • Proven history of collaboration along the education continuum and with critical community organizations

This recognition not only solidifies Mesa College's commitment to excellence, but also highlights the institution's crucial role in shaping the future workforce of the San Diego region.

Mesa College's Computer Information Science program's achievement of Verified Program of Computing Talent status is a significant milestone in the institution's commitment to excellence in technology education. The San Diego Regional EDC commended San Diego Mesa College for its dedication to producing a highly skilled and job-ready workforce that will undoubtedly contribute to the continued growth and success of the San Diego region's technology sector.

Mesa College's CIS program has a rich history of supplying high-quality computer science education. The program's dedication to academic rigor, hands-on learning experiences, and industry-relevant curriculum has consistently produced skilled and knowledgeable graduates who are well-equipped to meet the demands of the ever-evolving technology landscape.

Mesa College’s CIS Program offers an extensive amount of program certificates and associate degrees in fields from computer science to computer programming, all the way to software engineering. With over 20 different courses that will intellectually stimulate student’s minds, the CIS Program not only gives students an understanding of the field, but will also provide them with a passion for what potential careers.

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For more about this article and EDC’s initiative on verifying STEM Programs across San Diego, please visit EDC designates region’s top computing and engineering programs

If you are interested in Computer and Information Sciences or if you would like to learn more about the program, please visit San Diego Mesa College Computer & Information Sciences Program for more information.



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