Program: Computer Science

Overview

Computer Science

Computer Science Degree offers career-oriented coursework that fosters an in-depth understanding of core and advanced topics. At LBCC, our computer science professors will teach you how to use the latest tools and building a solid foundation for the industry. The digital age needs Computer Science Specialists. Students can earn big bucks with Computer Science Degree and they are needed in every type of industry. So, come on, join us at Long Beach City College, for this exciting and lucrative industry.  

By earning a Computer Science Associate degree at LBCC, you have: 

  • Improved hiring prospects.
  • Opportunities for creativity and innovation.
  • Potential for future growth.
  • On the cutting-edge of technology.
  • Make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Computer Science, Program Brochure

Computer Science

Career Opportunities

Start your career as a professional and/or specialist in the area below!

  • Software Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer

Degrees & Certificates

Our mission is to provide the student in the Computer Science Degree or Certificate Program with the foundation to succeed in the next step in their education path with the recommend Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) foundation knowledge in computer science principles of program design and analysis, mathematical maturity, and a good physics foundation.

Computer Science (AS) Curriculum Guide

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by the Computer Science Program.

Associate in Science (AS), Computer Science

Plan Code: 2119 – 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 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 the 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.

Certificate of Achievement, Computer Science

Plan Code: 3119 – 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 meets 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.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Android App Developer

Plan Code: 4119 – 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).

Course Offerings

View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic planning.

Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer
CS 11
Introduction to Computer Science – C++
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CS 21
Introduction to Computer Science – Java

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CS 22
Data Structures and Algorithms
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CS 51
Introduction to Computer Architecture

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CS 61
Discrete Structures

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MATH 60
First Calculus Course

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MATH 70
Second Calculus Course

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PHYS 3A
Physics for Science and Engineering – Mechanics

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PHYS 3B
Physics for Science and Engineering – Mechanics

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Course Descriptions

FAQ

How many units are required to complete the Associate of Science (AS) Degree in Computer Science (CS)? 

You must complete 35 units consisting of Computer Science, Math, and Physics courses. You must also complete 19 Units of General Education courses. 

What specific Computer Science courses are required for the AS Degree in Computer Science? 

Course Number Course Name Notes
CS 11
or
CS 21
Introduction to Computer Science-C++
or
Introduction to Computer Science-Java
You can take both, but only one is required. 
CS 22 Data Structures and Algorithms   
CS 51 Introduction to Computer Architecture  
CS 61 Discrete Structures  

What specific Math and Physics courses are required for the AS Degree in Computer Science? 

Course Number Course Name
MATH 60

First Calculus Course 

MATH 70

Second Calculus Course 

PHYS 3A Physics for Science and Engineering – Mechanics
PHYS 3B Physics for Science and Engineering – Electricity and Magnetism

What other Computer Science or programming related courses would be available?

Course Number Course Name
CS 12 Advanced Computer Science – C++
COSP 8 Visual Basic Programming
COSP 38 Database Concepts
COSP 230 Android App Programming with Java

What certificate programs are offered within the Computer Science program?

  • Certificate of Achievement – Computer Science: Earned by completing the 35 units of Computer Science, Math, and Physics required for the Associate of Science Degree in Computer Science. 
  • Certificate of Accomplishment –  Android Application Developer – Earned by completing 7 units as follows: 
    • One of CS 11 (Introduction to Computer Science-C++) or CS 21 (Introduction to Computer Science-Java) 
    • COSP 230 Android App Programming with Java 

what are the jobs?

Visit The Balance Careers for more information.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Visit Admissions & Records for more details.

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.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work-Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?

Schools/Program Counselor Location
Career & Technical Education Alicia Andujo LAC
Career & Technical Education Lorraine Blouin LAC
Career & Technical Education Laura Garcia LAC
Career & Technical Education Diana Ogimachi LAC
Career & Technical Education Robert Olmos PCC
Career & Technical Education Tom To PCC

Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

How to transfer and lookup comparable 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, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.