Computer Science

COS Computer Lab

The Computer Science program provides training in four important fields:  PC Networks/ Hardware/Software, Web Design, Game Design, and Computer Programming.  The Associate of Science degree is offered for the Computer Science transfer major.  College of the Siskiyous is proud of the fact that we are able to offer up-to-date hardware and software which is on a continuous replacement plan.  In addition, the college utilizes a high-speed connection to the Internet.  Each student receives a network account with access to many programs, high-speed printers, and the Internet.  With a skilled and dedicated faculty, College of the Siskiyous offers many opportunities to anyone interested in the latest technology.


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Computer Science Brochure

Program Requirements

Computer Science Certificate:  PC Network/Hardware/Software
Required Program:
Units
CSCI 1001 Introduction to Computer Science
3
CSCI 1032 Computer Networks 
3
CSCI 1033 PC Hardware Certification
3
CSCI 1034 PC Software Certification
3
CSCI 1036 Wireless Communications
3
Total Certificate Units
15

Computer Science Certificate:  Web Design
Required Program:
Units
ART 1035 Web Design
3
CSCI 1028   Web Publishing I
3
CSCI 1512 Web Programming
3
CSCI 1528 Web Publishing II
3
Complete one of the following courses:
3
ART 1031 Digital Illustration (3)

 

ART 1032 Digital Imaging (3)
     
Total Certificate Units
15

Computer Science Certificate:  Programming
Required Program:
Units
CSCI 1007 Programming I
4
CSCI 1507 Programming II
4
Complete 2 of the following courses:
CSCI 1004 Visual Basic Programming
4
CSCI 1512 Web Programming
3
CSCI 2006 Assembly Language Programming
4
Total Certificate Units
15-16

Computer Science Certificate:  Game Design
Required Program:
Units
ART 1031 Digital Illustration
3
ART 1036 Web Animation - Flash
3
CSCI 1007 Programming I
4
CSCI 1037 Computer Game Design I
3
CSCI 1038 Computer Game Design II
3
Complete one of the following courses
1
CSCI 0890 Introduction to Multimedia Applications (1)

 

CSCI 2929 Special Studies (1)
Total Certificate Units
17
Game Design is a rapidly growing career field with sales of games and consoles recently topping $8 billion in annual sales. Game companies are looking for dedicated people with computer skills in areas including: design, graphics, programming, and testing. The Game Design certificate will give students necessary skills in each of the areas listed above and would position them to be competitive in the game design industry which offers lucrative salaries.

Associate Degree Major: Computer Science
Required Program:
Units
CSCI 1001 Introduction to Computer Science
3
CSCI 1007 Programming I
4
CSCI 1507 Programming II
4
CSCI 2006 Assembly Language Programming
4
Complete one of the following courses:
CSCI 1004 Visual Basic Programming (4)
CSCI 1512 Web Programming (3)
Complete one of the following courses:
5
MATH 1050 Elementary Statistics (5)
MATH 1400 Calculus & Analytic Geometry (5)
Complete two of the following courses:
6
CSCI 1028 Web Publishing (3)
CSCI 1032 Computer Networks (3)
CSCI 1033 PC Hardware Certification (3)
CSCI 1034 PC Software Certification (3)
CSCI 1035 Computer Systems and Applications: Macintosh (3)
CSCI 1037 Computer Game Design I (3)
CSCI 1039 Introduction to Linux (3)
CSCI 1528 Web Publishing II (3)
CSCI 1537 Computer Game Design II (3)
Total Major Units
29-30

For an Associate Degree Major, students must also complete general education requirements. Please refer to the Associate Degree general education requirements in the Schedule of Classes for a list of acceptable courses. Make an appointment with a COS counselor for assistance in completing the general education requirements.

Completion of math, writing and reading assessments are required for enrollment in any certificate or AA/AS degree program. Please contact Counseling Services for more information: (530) 938-5353. Students must receive a "C" grade or better in all major or certificate coursework.

Contact

Computer Applications Instructor
Michael Graves
(530) 938-5536
graves@siskiyous.edu

Computer Science Instructor
Jesse Cecil
(530) 938-5316
cecil@siskiyous.edu

Program Contact
Career and Technical Education Department
(530) 938-5512
cteinfo@siskiyous.edu






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