Computer Technology

Overview

Computer Technology

This Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement is a two-year program leading to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. It is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of computer-related fields. Students wishing a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should meet with a counselor to discuss how this program fully articulates with the CSU or UC system.

Computer Technology
(Introduction of Computer Technology 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 Technology 

This degree is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of computer-related fields. Students wishing a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should meet with a counselor to discuss how this program fully articulates with Cal State Dominquez Hills’ Computer Technology Program. 

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  • Prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions. 
  • Provide educational and career opportunities in the computer technology field.

 

required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

COSA 50

Intro to IT Concepts & Applications

4

COSN 5

Computer Hardware Fundamentals

4

COSP 7

Programming Concepts and Methodologies

4

COSP 8

Visual BASIC Programming

4

COSW 20

Front End Website Development

4

CS 21

Introduction to Computer Science-Java

4

STAT 1/1H

Elementary Statistics/Honors

4

MATH 50 Precalculus Math 5
total: 33 units 

Apply for AS Degree

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

 

Certificate of Achievement, Computer Technology 

The Certificate of Achievement in Computer Technology is designed to provide students with a broad base of software development skills to prepare them for software engineering and web development careers. Students gain practical skills in Java and Visual Basic programming and the development of dynamic web services. Students will also study software design, computer usage, and computer hardware to ensure broad-based competencies. 

 

required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

COSA 50

Intro to IT Concepts & Applications

4

COSN 5

Computer Hardware Fundamentals

4

COSP 7

Programming Concepts and Methodologies

4

COSP 8

Visual BASIC Programming

4

COSW 20

Front End Website Development

4

CS 21

Introduction to Computer Science-Java

4

STAT 1/1H

Elementary Statistics/Honors

4

MATH 50 Precalculus Math 5
total: 33 units 

Apply for AS Degree

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

 

Course offerings

Application software (COSA)

Course Name  Fall   Winter Spring Summer
cosa 50

Introduction to IT Concepts & Applications
4 units
Recommended Preparation: COSA 1

   

 

networking, operating systems, and hardware (cosn)

Course Name  Fall   Winter Spring Summer
cosn 5

Computer Hardware Fundamentals
4 units
Recommended Preparation: COSA 50

   

 

Programming/System analysis (COSP)

Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer
COSP 7

Programming Concepts and Methodologies
4 units
Recommended Preparation:  COSA 50

   
COSP 8

Visual Basic Programming
4 units
Recommended Preparation:  COSA 50​

   

 

web development (COSW)

Course Name  Fall   Winter Spring Summer
cosw 20

Front End Website Development
4 units
Recommended Preparation: COSW 10

   

 

computer science (cs)

Course Name  Fall   Winter Spring Summer
CS 21

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

   

 

MAthematics (math)

Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer
math 50

Precalculus Math
5 units
Recommended Preparation:  
​Prerequisite:

       

 

statistics (stat)

Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer
stat 1/1h

Elementary Statistics/Honors
4 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.

     
   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 


     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.
Download COS Industry Certification Flyer

 

Student Learning Objectives:

The Computer Technology major meets the needs of business-minded students specializing in information systems. It provides students with a variety of technical skills students need for transfer to a four-year university business information program. The program prepares students not only for transfer but also qualifies them for positions such as help desk technicians, computer support specialist, computer technician, and programming tester.

 

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 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 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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