Southwestern College

Computer Science [Catalog]

Computer science is the youngest of the sciences and focuses on the study of computer software, architecture, theory, and applications. This discipline explores computing theory and symbolic computation, the nature of computer architecture and operating systems, data communications, graphics, software engineering, mathematical applications, robotics, artificial intelligence, and system software.

There are many curriculum choices open to students interested in the science of computers. Students interested in the hardware aspect of computers should look at the vocational and transfer courses offered in engineering and electronics programs. Students interested in the operations aspect of computers should review the programs offered in computer information systems and computer literacy courses.

Career Options

Below is a sample of the career options available for the computer science major. A few of these require an associate in arts degree, most require a bachelor’s degree, and some require a graduate-level degree: computer scientist, systems analyst, computer service coordinator, software engineer, computer graphic specialist, high school or college teacher, data base administrator, researcher, program analyst, teleprocessing coordinator, knowledge engineer, technical control specialist, systems manager, data processing application programmer, information specialist and positions available in allied professions of business, industry, and scientific technology.

Computer Science Courses [Catalog]

Department Co-Chairs

Karen Cliffe, M.A.

Silvia Nadalet, M.A.


Martha Carey, M.S. | ext. 5384 |
Karen Cliffe, M.A. |ext. 5519 |
Philipp Diwa, M.A. | ext. 5931 |
Kimberly Eclar, M.S., M.Ed.| ext. 5954 |
Richard Fielding, M.S. | ext. 5870, 
Youssef Francis, M.A. | ext. 5932 |  
Minerva Garcia, Ph.D. | ext 5517 | 
Tina Goldberg, M.A. | ext. 5523 |
Pete Herrera, M.A. | ext. 5950 |
Coryna Holcombe, M.S. | ext 5515 | 
Alex Juden, M.S. | ext. 5580 |
Romina Tehrani Lingvall, M.A. | ext. 5532 | 
Andrew Medin, M.A. | ext. 5874 |
Myriam Moody, M.A. | ext. 5951 | 
Sylvia Nadalet, M.A. | ext. 5970 | 
Maria Olivas, M.A. | ext. 5565 |
Nghiep Quan, M.A.T.S. | ext. 5956 |
Bohdan Rhodehamel, M.A.T.S. | ext. 5512 | 
Zahra Salehpoor, M.A. | ext. 5476 | 
Carl Scarbnick, Ph.D. | ext. 5524, 
Bruce Smith, M.S. | ext. 5291 |
Val Villegas, M.A. | ext. 5546 |

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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