Computer Science

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Areas of Study

The Computer Science Department offers a variety of degrees and certificates that can lead to job placement and advancement.  

AS Degree for Transfer (AST): Computer Science

Stem student assisted by instructor at computerThe AS-T degree in Computer Science provides the foundational courses needed by the higher level courses offered at the CSUs. Enrolling and completing our program allows computer science majors to advance directly through the industry recognized sequence of courses. Upon graduation, students can obtain highly successful jobs in software engineering, computer networking, computer security, video game design, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and cyber security.  


 

 AS Degree: Computer Applications Support Specialist

Computer Science studentAre you the "go to" person when it comes to computer technology? Do you enjoy helping  family and friends solve their computer problems? You may be interested in an Computer Applications Support Specialist AS degree.  The Computer Applications Support Specialist Associate of Science degree and the Basic and Advanced Certificates of Achievement program will prepare you for a career as a network support specialist, desktop support specialist, and software and/or hardware support specialist. These jobs require excellent customer service, communication and computer skills and can be found in a variety of organizations, both large and small - in the private or public sectors.


 
AS Degree: Information Technology

Information Technology DegreeAre you ready for an exciting job in IT? You can start preparing for your career in computer forensics and/or networking right now by earning an AS degree in Information Technology.

Folks working in IT must have excellent technical skills along with the ability to investigate and solve problems and/or crimes. Most large companies have an Information Technology department that will require computer technicians, as well as hardware, software, media, or network specialists. Given the rise in computer crimes, viruses, and hacking, the need for computer forensics professionals has increased in the government and private sectors. There are plenty of career opportunities available. 

We also offer a Basic or Advanced Certificate of Achievement in Information Technology. 



Certificate of Achievement: Computer Applications  Specialist

Students interested in obtaining this older Certificate of Achievement should use the following checklist to help keep track of the requirements.  


 

  College Skills Certificates

Stem student working in labComputer Science also offers numerous college skills certificates that are less than 18 units. These certificates can be completed in as little as two semesters. A college skills certificate will be awarded by the department based on the completion of the required course work. 

View College Skills certificates and Checklists

Students who have completed the recommended units for a College Skills Certificate will need to submit a College Skills Certificate Application to Admissions & Records.

Visit www.losmedanos.edu/admissions/forms.aspx to download the most current form.


 

Graduation Application

Students who have completed all of the requirements for an AS degree or Certificate of Achievement will need to complete a graduation petition.

The graduation petition can be obtained from the Admissions & Records office, or downloaded from www.losmedanos.edu/graduation/application.aspx

Career Coach

Career Coach is an excellent service where you can learn about different careers. You can also look up employment outlook, job openings, salaries, educational programs and even LMC's programs. Use this site to help select a program of study and future career, and perhaps complete a degree and/or certificate.

Career Coach is located at losmedanos.emsicc.com. Check it out today!