Computer Science AS
The Computer Science A.S. program deals with the technical aspects of computing including the hardware components of the computer and the fundamental theories and algorithms of programming. The degree program prepares you for work on the cutting edge of technology. The curriculum is designed for students with any level of experience or previous knowledge.
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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).
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Contact InformationPhone: 914-606-6274
Office location: Tech Building / Rm #157D
Department/Division: Computer Science/Mathematics, Science and Engineering
- A.S., Computer Science, Westchester Community College
- B.S., Computer Science, SUNY Binghamton
- M.S., Computer Science, SUNY New Paltz
- Intro Computing Concepts
- Computer Programming I/II
- Data Structures
- Web Programming
- Linux Operating System
Program Learning Outcome
About Westchester Community College
Nearly 33% of Westchester Community College students receive some form of financial aid. Financial Aid is available to students who qualify. In addition, the Westchester Community College Foundation offers $1.6 million in scholarships annually.
The Westchester Community College Athletic Department sponsors thirteen different intercollegiate athletic teams in various sports. The roster of sports offered includes Men’s Baseball, Women's Softball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Bowling, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's and Women's Track and Field, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball. Visit the Vikings Athletics website for schedules, reports, and more.
We’re accessible: Public transit-friendly main campus and extension locations. Online classes for wherever you are. Valhalla (main campus); extension sites in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester and Peekskill (Center for the Digital Arts) and White Plains (Center for the Arts).
- Lehman College
- Mercy College
- Pace University
Transfer agreements vary by school, details are available online. After successfully completing your studies at Westchester Community College, you can transfer almost anywhere, in-state or out-of-state. NYS residents are also guaranteed admission to a SUNY four-year campus.
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Steven Miller
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