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Computer Science

The Field

Computer Science is the study of computers and computational systems. Unlike electrical and computer engineers, computer scientists deal mostly with software and software systems; this includes their theory, design, development, and application.

In order to succeed in Computer Science, students should possess a passion for technology and will need to develop strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Computer Science at Skyline College

The Computer Science offerings at Skyline College are intended to give students a solid foundation in computer programming, as well as an opportunity to investigate personal computer use with a micro computer, and the societal implications of our growing use and dependence on computerized technology.

Our computer programming courses include programming in VISUAL BASIC (Comp 155) for students interested in a one semester introductory course; as well as a three semester sequence of C (Comp 190), Advanced C (Comp 250), and C++ (Comp 684) for students wanting a more sophisticated foundation in computer programming.

While Skyline College does not currently offer an Associate Degree in Computer Science specifically, students can earn degrees in Network Engineering Technology that can help you create a clear path for transfer to a four-year institution.

Career Outlook

Jobs in Computer Science are growing at an increasingly fast pace as the tech industry expands.

Salaries vary greatly depending on education level and industry sector. Computer Programmers in California make an average of $89,250 per year according to the U.S. Department of Labor