Computer Science Program
Computer Science Program
The study of Computer Science (CS) will provide students with limitless opportunities in the Information Technology (IT) workforce. With current technologies integrated into the CS curriculum, connections with area employers and skills gained from cyber competitions, the CS program prepares students like you for success!
You may be interested in a career in Computer Science if you:
- Enjoy playing games and writing code
- Enjoy solving complex problems and designing solutions
- Express creativity through use of an ever-expanding set of tools
- Are interested in finding a solution to fight against hackers and to mitigate everyday cyber vulnerabilities
Our connections extend beyond the classroom and facilitate internships as well as contests where students can earn awards of recognition, and volunteer work in the community to enhance your holistic growth. Students can also build new connections of their own within our thriving extra-curricular clubs run by students like you.
Program Level Outcomes for Computer Science
Program learning outcomes are the knowledge, skills and abilities that students will
achieve before they graduate. The outcomes below were developed by the faculty in
the Computer Science program at CBC with input from accrediting bodies, advisory committees,
employers, etc. This collaboration ensures that the outcomes are relevant for careers
that this degree leads to.
Throughout the Computer Science program, students will accomplish the following Program Level Outcomes (PLOs):
- Solve a problem using appropriate computing algorithms and techniques.
- Analyze impact of computer systems on organizations, society and the individual.
- Apply concepts relating to computer systems (database systems, security, hardware, software, programming languages and networks).
- Perform the basics of computer and network security.
- Discuss the professional, ethical and societal issues and responsibility.
- Communicate with customers, supervisors and co-workers.
- Identify risks, assess threats and develop solutions to protect computer assets and data.
Degrees and Certificates Offered
- Computer and Information Technology Certificate
- One-Year Computer and Information Technology Certificate
- AAS in Cyber Security - also available fully online
- AAS in Database Administrator
- AAS in IT Support Technician
- AAS in Information Technology - also available fully online
- AAS in Network Administrator
- AAS in Programming and Software Development
The Associate in Computer Science DTA/MRP is a direct transfer agreement/major related program that has an agreement between the Washington State Community and Technical College System and Washington state universities. CBC offers this degree for students choosing to earn a pre-computer science degree in preparation for transfer. Graduates with a 2.0 or better will be able to transfer with junior status with all or most prerequisites for the computer science major completed. Institutions that accept the Computer Science DTA/MRP transfer students from CBC include:
Please note that transferability of credits is always determined by the receiving institution, and that CBC degrees may not always fulfill all needed prerequisites. For questions about transferring to a specific four-year program, email hawkcentralFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN.
- BAS in Cyber Security - also available fully online
- BAS in Information Technology