Computer Science

Overview

Computer Science

Students receive the foundation to succeed in the next step in their education path with the recommended Association of Computer Machines (ACM) foundation knowledge in computer science principles of program design and analysis, mathematical maturity, and a good physics foundation

Computer Science
(Introduction of Computer Science Program by the Dean)


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Program Information

 

Degrees & Certificates

 

Students can earn the following degrees and certificates at Long Beach City College:

Associate in Science (AS), Computer Science 

The degree prepares a student for an entry-level job in the computer software and hardware related fields by teaching them to apply the foundational skills and theory of Computer Science to a variety of problem domains, as well as a broad-based general education to prepare the students for a global citizenship. This degree may help students succeed after transferring to a CSU or UC School Computer Science major program. Students wishing a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should meet with a counselor to discuss transferability of courses. 

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of common algorithms, their performance, and what applications to use them for. 
  • Create computer programs with object-oriented design principles, and demonstrate a solid understanding of the practice of programming. 
  • Articulate the basic structures of a processor and their relation to each other and performance, and demonstrate an understanding of assembly language. 

 

required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

CS 22

Data Structures and Algorithms

3

CS 51

Introduction to Computer Architecture

4

CS 61

Discrete Structures

4

MATH 60

First Calculus Course

5

MATH 70

Second Calculus Course

5

PHYS 3A

Physics for Sci. & Eng. – Mechanics

5.5

PHYS 3B

Physics for Sci. & Eng. – E & M

4.5

Subtotal: 31 Units 
in addition, Select one (1) of the following series:

CS 11
OR
CS 21

Introduction to Computer Science-C++

Introduction to Computer Science-Java

4

4

Subtotal: 4 Units 
total: 35 units

Apply for AS Degree

Class Schedule                     Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Achievement, Computer Science

The Certificate of Achievement in Computer Science prepares a student for an entry level job in the computer software and hardware related fields by teaching them to apply the foundational skills and theory of Computer Science to a variety of problem domains. This series of courses is designed to place an emphasis on problem-solving with a balance of skill acquisition and fundamental theory. Each CS courses meet the California C-ID content standards for Computer Science.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of common algorithms, their performance, and what applications to use them for.
  • Create computer programs with object oriented design principles and demonstrate a solid understanding of the practice of programming.
  • Articulate the basic structures of a processor and their relation to each other and performance and demonstrate an understanding of assembly language.

 

required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

CS 22

Data Structures and Algorithms

3

CS 51

Introduction to Computer Architecture

4

CS 61

Discrete Structures

4

MATH 60

First Calculus Course

5

MATH 70

Second Calculus Course

5

PHYS 3A

Physics for Sci. & Eng. – Mechanics

5.5

PHYS 3B

Physics for Sci. & Eng. – E & M

4.5

Subtotal: 31 Units 
in addition, Select one (1) of the following series:

CS 11
OR
CS 21

Introduction to Computer Science-C++

Introduction to Computer Science-Java

4

4

Subtotal: 4 Units 
total: 35 units

Apply for AS Degree

Class Schedule                     Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Android App Developer

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  • Demonstrate the ability to create, design, and implement Java based Android applications (apps) using the Android API.
  • Show the skills to create, manage, and use databases and SQL for Android applications (apps).
  • Be able to complete the full development process for Android Applications (apps).
required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

CS 11
OR
CS 21
COSP 230

Introduction to Computer Science-C++

Introduction to Computer Science-Java
Android App Development in Java

4

4
3

total: 7 units

Apply for Certificate

Class Schedule                              Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Course offerings

computer science (cs)

Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer
CS 11

Introduction to Computer Science-C++I
4 units
Prerequisite:  MATH 110  or Math 110B or first year high school algebra with a grade of C or better
Recommended Preparation: COSP 7 and COSA 50

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CS 21

Introduction to Computer Science-Java
4 units
Recommended Preparation: COSP 7​

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CS 22

Data Structures and Algorithms
4 units
Prerequisite:  CS 11 or CS 21

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CS 51

Introduction to Computer Architecture
4 units
Prerequisite:  CS 21 or CS 11 or COSP 8

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CS 61

Discrete Structures
4 units
Prerequisites: COSP 8 or CS 11 or CS 21

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Programming/System analysis (COSP)

Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer
COSP 230

Android App Development in Java
3 units
Prerequisite: CS 21 or CS 11

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MAthematics (math)

Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer
math 60

First Calculus Course
5 units
Recommended Preparation:  
​Prerequisite:

       
MATH 70

Second Calculus Course
5 units
Recommended Preparation:  
Prerequisite:

       

 

physics (phys)

Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer
phys 3A

Physics for Sci. & Eng. – Mechanics
5.5 units
Recommended Preparation:  
​Prerequisite:

       
phys 3b

Physics for Sci. & Eng. – E & M
4.5 units
Recommended Preparation:  
Prerequisite:

       

Program Highlights

Industry Certifications:

As you successfully complete certain courses at LBCC, you can take exams and earn industry certificates at our computer labs.

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   IC3, GS5 Exam:

Internet Computing Core Competencies (IC3) Global Standard 5 (GS5) is a certification that is comprised of three exams: Computing Fundamentals that provides a global standard, digital standard for industry certification.  IC3 includes concepts and skills that apply to almost any school or career pathway, it’s the ideal solution for any student or jobseeker looking to validate their digital skills. 

  • COSA 30:  IC3, GS5 – Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, Key Applications 

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     MOS Specialist in: 

  • COSA 15: Excel 2016 
  • COSA 20: PowerPoint 2016 
  • COSA 10: Word 2016 
  • COSA 215: Outlook 2016 

 

check out more Industry Certifications offered by COS department.
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Student Learning Objectives:

This Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement is a two-year program leading to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. This degree will help students succeed after transferring to a CSU or UC School Computer Science major program. Students wishing a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should meet with a counselor to discuss transferability of courses.

 

More information​ on BIW

 

wages for BIW:

Industries that hire BIW: Medical, Legal,and Business.

 

Entry-Level
(No experience)

Annual Salary: $25,620
Hourly Wage: $13.76

Median-level
(3-5 years experience)

Annual Salary: $36,566
Hourly Wage: $17.58

Experienced-level
(Above 5 years experience)

Annual Salary: $46,404
Hourly Wage: $22.31

Visit Career Coach for more information.

 

FAQ

How to apply?

Start your application at CCCApply and begin your journey at LBCC!
CCC Apply

What is CCC Apply?

 It transfer your application information to LBCC and allow us to email you the enrollment information.

before-apply.pngBefore You Apply on CCC:
  • Create an account on CCC to apply
  • Helpful to have:
    • Social Security Number
    • Names and dates (month and year) of all high schools and colleges attended
    • Unofficial transcript from high school or pervious colleges for English, Math, and Reading placement
    • A valid email address you check often (You will be receiving important information such as your Viking ID to enroll for classes)
    • Permanent resident card (if applicable)
after-apply.pngAfter You Apply on CCC:
  • Save your CCCID to access LBCC Viking Account.
  • You will receive an email conformation from LBCC within 24 hours. (Email confirmation will be sent to the email address you provided in your CCC application)
  • Email contain important information below:
    • LBCC ID
    • Enrollment Steps
  • Each enrollment process differs for different types of students.

  • Visit Get Started to explore the next steps to help you enroll.

 

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Download Roadmap for scheduling references.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost.

what are the jobs?

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Office Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative

Visit Career Coach for more information.

where are the jobs?

  • Medical 
  • Legal 
  • Business 

How much does BIW make?

Position Annual Salary Hourly Wage
Entry-Level
(0-3 years professional experience)
$25,620 $13.76
Median
(3-5 years professional experience)
$36,566 $17.58
Experience
(Above 5 years professional experience)
$46,404 $22.31

Visit Career Coach for more information.

HOW TO LOOK UP COMPARABLE COURSE LISTINGS

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, see Transcript Evaluation & Credit Transfer. 

HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE?

Visit the Admissions & Records to apply for your degrees and certificates.

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