Computer & Office Studies

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Welcome to COS Department

Welcome to the Computer & Office Studies (COS) Department at Long Beach City College (LBCC). With 16+ computer skill development programs offering a variety of courses, COS department has the education and training to put you on the path to success. Whether you know where you’re headed or looking for a place to start, explore the classes, programs, and resources that are the portal to your future. We are here to help fulfill your dreams.


Choose a skill to upgrade



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application software


We offer a wide assortment of courses on using Microsoft Windows and Office software. Get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified today!


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cyber security


Help protect the digital world from hackers by learning cyber security techniques. Or become a good hacker…


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business communication


Employers increasingly cite communication skills among the most important qualities for job candidates. Learn to be a savvy business communicator.


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Coding & the Science of Computing


Computers are everywhere now. Learn to design the code that makes them work and the science behind them. Prepare to transfer to a higher degree. C++, java, android development, and more.


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Database Management


We interact with databases on daily basis. Learn how to use Microsoft Access, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server. Create your own databases, forms and reports using SQL.


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Educational Technology Skills


Learn the necessary digital literacy skills to effectively complete academic work in today’s classroom.


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Help ensure professional success by learning how to typing fluently and accurately for email, discussion groups, instant messaging, and document production.


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Networking, Operating Systems, and Hardware


Nothing is more critical to successful business operations than effective networks. Learn skills to protect business networks and hardware.


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Web Development


Learn modern web development skills using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery and PHP.


Degrees & Certificates


Administrative Assistant

Associate in Science (AS), Administrative Assistant
Certificate of Achievement, Administrative Assistant
Certificate of Accomplishment, Business Communications
Certificate of Accomplishment, Computer & Office Skills
Certificate of Accomplishment, Microsoft Office
Certificate of Accomplishment, Computing & Internet Literacy
Certificate of Accomplishment, Business Digital Literacy
Certificate of Accomplishment, Law Office Procedures

Business Information Worker

Associate in Science (AS), Business Information Worker
Certificate of Achievement, Business Information Worker

Computer Science

Associate in Science (AS), Computer Science
Certificate of Achievement, Computer Science
Certificate of Accomplishment, Android App Developer

Computer Security & Networking

Associate in Science (AS), Computer Security & Networking
Certificate of Achievement, Computer Security & Networking
Certificate of Accomplishment, Microsoft Windows Networking Technician
Certificate of Accomplishment, Cyber Security
Certificate of Accomplishment, Computer Hardware Technician
Certificate of Accomplishment, Computer Network Technician
Certificate of Accomplishment, Unix Network Administrator

Computer Technology

Associate in Science (AS), Computer Technology
Certificate of Achievement, Computer Technology

Computer Support Specialist

Associate in Science (AS), Computer Support Specialist
Certificate of Achievement, Computer Support Specialist
Certificate of Accomplishment, Customer Relations Specialist
Certificate of Accomplishment, Computer Hardware Technician            

Database Management

Associate in Science (AS), Database Management
Certificate of Achievement, Database Management
Certificate of Achievement, Database Specialist
Certificate of Accomplishment, Android App Developer
Certificate of Accomplishment, PHP Web Programmer

Web development

Associate in Science (AS), Web Development
Certificate of Achievement, Web Development
Certificate of Accomplishment, PHP Web Programmer
Certificate of Accomplishment, Android App Developer
Certificate of Accomplishment, Web Developer


You can quality for jobs and annual salaries like these:



Front-End Web Developer​


Design and create websites. Responsible for the look of the site and how it interacts with and displays data from the user or back-end systems and may also create content for the site.


Computer User Support Specialist


Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, or via telephone or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.


Computer Network Support Specialist


The network support specialist helps establish a computer network and keep it operational. Their tasks may include installing and maintaining network systems and equipment, monitoring network performance, and utilizing network testing equipment to correct problems. Computer network support specialists may work on network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. They perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.


Web Designer/Developer


A web designer/developer is responsible for the design, layout and coding of a website. They are involved with the technical and graphical aspects of a website – how the site works and how it looks. They can also be involved with the maintenance and update of an existing site.


Network and Computer Systems Administrator


Install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet system or a segment of a network system. Maintain network hardware and software. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.


Computer Systems Analyst


Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.


Application Developer


Generally, software developers write the computer programs used for everything from the systems that allow computers to run properly to the latest software applications for mobile devices.


Information Security Analyst


Job duties typically include planning and implementing security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data. Information security analysts are expected to stay up-to-date on the latest intelligence, including hackers’ methodologies, in order to anticipate security breaches. They also are responsible for preventing data loss and service interruptions by researching new technologies that will effectively protect a network.


Computer Hardware Engineer


Responsible for designing, developing, and testing computer hardware, including computer systems, circuit boards, computer chips, keyboards, routers, and printers. Supervises the manufacturing, production, and installation of the parts.