Computer Science

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Welcome to Computer Science

See "Computer Information Systems" for additional computer courses

Program Description

We are in the Computer Age. Virtually every occupation in the world today has an interface with computers. From the microprocessor under the hood of your automobile to the larger scale systems used by Congress to formulate new laws, we all are affected in our daily lives by computers. Never before in history has any single endeavor grown so fast or become so universally accepted.

At Santa Barbara City College, we are helping students meet the challenge presented by this new technology. Classes, from introductory to advanced topics, are designed to provide general education, transfer and occupational training. The A.S. Degree requirements to follow are designed to prepare students for employment or for transfer to both the CSU and UC systems.

Program Student Outcomes

  1. Decompose problems into algorithms.
  2. Create programs, using at least three languages.
  3. Create programs that use flow control and looping constructs (e.g., for and while).
  4. Create programs that utilize standard data structures (e.g., queues and lists).
  5. Create programs that use object-oriented concepts.
  6. Create programs, using current programming environments.

Department Offices
Computer Center, H-245, ext. 2401/2402
Stephen Strenn, Chair (H-226, ext. 2490)
Soheyla Javanbakht, Lab Teaching Assistant
James Howard, Lab Teaching Assistant
Marilynn Spaventa, Dean (A-113, ext. 2539)

Faculty & Offices
Stephen Strenn, (H-226, ext. 2490)
Salmaun (Sam) Massooman (H-226, ext. 2452)
Jacqueline Kuehn (H-213, ext. 2693) 
Dean Nevins (H-214, ext. 2791)


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