Computer Science AS
Computer Science is the study of computers, both hardware and software. Students learn how to design and write programs. We teach some of the most widely used languages (currently C++, Java and Visual Basic), and also the basic elements of computer architecture: how computers are designed and how they work. We continually review and update our program as this field changes so rapidly. Computer Science students begin by learning the fundamental concepts of problem solving using computers, so that with some study they are able to work in any language and rapidly learn new techniques of design and development as their future positions will inevitably demand.
Graduates of Computer Science are very much in demand across a broad spectrum of the job market and are in short supply, so job prospects are excellent. Most Computer Scientists love their work – what could be more fun than going to work every day to solve puzzles and create exciting projects? They are also well paid and, because of the demand for their skills, are often given extra perks to entice them to stay in their jobs (or to move to new ones).
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Steven Miller