Computer & Information Science at College of San Mateo - Degrees & Certificates
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Computer & Information Science
Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Science Degree

Computer and Information Science 60 units
Computer Science Applications and Development 60 units
Web and Mobile Application Development 60 units

Certificate of Achievement

Computer Science Applications and Development 30-34 units
Web and Mobile Application Development 31-35 units

Certificate of Specialization

C++ Programming 8 units
Database Programming 14-15 units
Internet Programming 14-17 units
Java Programming 8 units
Web/Mobile App Development 15 units

Recommended high school preparation:
Coursework in Mathematics, Computer Programming, English, Business, Electronics

University Transfer Program
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Computer and Information Science offers extraordinary career opportunities to individuals who possess fluency in the English language, solid keyboarding skills, and a desire to work with computers on a daily basis. Students in the Computer and Information Science program at CSM are trained primarily on PC microcomputers and receive the finest training and experience available in areas such as programming, data communications, applications development, network support, end-user support, and hardware/systems support. This training is intended to lead to employment in the computing industry or transfer to a baccalaureate institution for continued study in the field and to provide advanced study for computing professionals.

Career opportunities include applied scientist, communications technician, computer maintenance technician, computer operator, data base specialist, documentation specialist, information specialist, Local Area Network (LAN) administrator, PC specialist, programmer, software engineer, software technician, systems analyst, systems test engineer, technician support representative, and as sales personnel skilled in marketing methods for computer systems. While some students secure employment following completion of the A.S. degree or Certificate program, many transfer to four-year universities to complete a Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field.