Computer Science Degree at Orange Coast College

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Computer Science Degree

The computer science degree program at Orange Coast College enables students to get instruction with a general focus on computers from a scientific perspective, including problems, solutions, design of computer systems, and user interfaces. Students who graduate from the computer science degree program will have gained knowledge in courses such as the principles of computational science, and computing theory, computer hardware design, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer computer science degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Computer Science Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Orange Coast College has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Less Than Two-Year Award1
Associate's Degree0

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Computer Science program at Orange Coast College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Computer and Information Systems Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, computer and information systems managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 15.4% from 2014 to 2024

Computer and Information Research Scientists

Description

Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

Information Security Analysts

Description

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Computer Programmers

Description

Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Computer Science Programs in California

Computer Science programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 300 students completed this program

Programs

  • Computer Science (B,M,D)

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Computer Science (C,A)

Irvine Valley College

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Computer Science (A)

Chapman University

Orange, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Computer Science (B)

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 23 students completed this program

Programs

  • Computer Science (C,A)

Southern California Institute of Technology

Anaheim, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Computer Science (B)

Trident University International

Cypress, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 28 students completed this program

Programs

  • Computer Science (B)

Fullerton College

Fullerton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Computer Science (A)

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 160 students completed this program

Programs

  • Computer Science (B,M)

California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 200 students completed this program

Programs

  • Computer Science (B,M)

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
55%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
32:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$2,943