Computer Science

Computer Science

Program Detail

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Department Phone

480-461-7728

This program is part of the Mathematics & Computer Science Department.

The next Mark Zuckerberg will be a computer scientist too.

As you probably know, computer science is the study and development of computer technology. It includes the theory in which computer research and technology is based, systems analysis and design, application and system software design, and programming. Concepts such as algorithms and computation are central to computer science.

The Computer Science program at MCC offers you an in-depth exploration of different computer languages and technical skills. Our curriculum focuses on operating systems, local area networks, business communication, team roles, dynamics, and more.

Our program is ideal for the novice programmer and returning student, alike. It’s also a great place to start for any aspiring computer scientist. Who knows? Perhaps you’ll be the next Internet game changer and accidental billionaire.

Career Profile

Quick Stats

Example Titles
Programmer
Computer Engineer
Software Developer
Systems Administrator
Research Analyst
Professor
Types of Employers
Computer Systems Design Companies
Computer Manufacturers
Software Companies
Consulting Firms
Research Institutions

The computer science student can apply learned skills to a variety of professional disciplines, like system architecture, operating systems, artificial intelligence, and computer graphics, to name a few. The field of computer science continues to evolve and with that comes new career opportunities.

Computer scientists focus on the technology used in building computer systems. A thorough knowledge of computer hardware and software and how they interact is a requirement for any professional in the field. To that end, a background in multiple computer languages is in demand by both hardware and software companies. In addition, networking and system administration skills are a plus.

Computer scientists and engineers:

  • Design system architectures
  • Program applications in computer languages
  • Monitor systems for quality assurance

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Associate in Science Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Computer Science program is available through the Mathematics & Computer Science department. You can also contact Academic Advisement for general advising. Both will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.