COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Computer Science courses are designed primarily for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution with a major in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, or another technical major which will be concerned with the study or application of computer concepts. The courses offered provide instruction in UNIX as well as high-level languages (PASCAL, FORTRAN, C, C++), PC assembly languages and advanced programming concepts. It should be noted that all Computer Science courses have a math prerequisite.
For information on computer science courses offered, go to Courses Offered.
By completing the degree or certificate requirements, the student will apply program design principles and will acquire an understanding of data structures and their applications for an analysis and solution of numeric and non-numeric problems. The student will write programs using the C, C++, and assembly computer languages. All courses have a mandatory computer laboratory component requiring students to apply knowledge of the concepts from the lecture. Competencies are assessed regularly through examinations in the lecture component and through evaluation of computer laboratory activities.
Certificate of Completion
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to the student who completes the following with a minimum grade of C:
Complete the Following:
Computer Science 1, 2;
And three courses from:
Computer Science 3, 4, 10*, 15P, 23, 25*, 30, 36, 40, 55, 60,
Total Units: 21
(*Only one course from Computer Science 10 or 25 may be counted toward the certificate.)
At least 17 units for this certificate must be completed at El Camino College.
Preparation for the Transfer Major
For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your associate degree requirements.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
- Systems Analysts
- Programming Analysts
- Scientific/Engineering Applications Programmers
- Building Devices/Drivers
- Data Communications Analysts
- Telecommunications Specialists
- Software/Hardware Designers
- Web Designers
Additional career information is available
2010-2011 On-time Completion Rates and Estimated Cost of Program (Computer Science)
2010-2011 On-time Completion Rates and Estimated Cost of Program (Computer Science - Compton)