Hartnell College Computer Sciences

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Computer Science and Information Systems program prepares students taking the Computer Science Option with the lower-division coursework required at most universities for advancement to upper-division coursework for the Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Computer Science or Information Systems fields. All options are designed to provide students with the skills necessary for employment in the information systems and computer science industry.

CERTIFICATE & A.S. DEGREE OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

  • Computer Science Option
  • Digital and Web Design Option
  • Network and Security Option

COMPUTER SCIENCE OPTION - PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of the Computer Science and Information Systems - Computer Science Option program, a student should be able to:

  • demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, communicate effectively with technical and non-technical colleagues, and work effectively on a team.
  • design and construct significant computer application(s) using current programming languages and operating systems.
  • describe the functions of a contemporary operating system with respect to convenience, efficiency, and the ability to evolve.
  • demonstrate the ability to evaluate algorithms, select from a range of possible options, provide justification for that selection, and implement the algorithm in programming context. 

DIGITAL AND WEB DESIGN OPTION - PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of the Computer Science and Information Systems - Digital and Web Design Option program, a student should be able to:

  • anticipate, identify and solve technical and design issues by applying current media design standards.
  • demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, communicate effectively with non-technical colleagues, work effectively on a team.
  • apply knowledge in a variety of computer skill and proficiency areas including programming languages, software applications, and hardware setup and configuration.

NETWORK AND SECURITY OPTION - PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of the Computer Science and Information Systems - Network and Security Option program, a student should be able to:

  • design, plan, and implement a small office network, incorporating current industry standards for performance, reliability, and security.
  • demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, communicate effectively with technical and non-technical colleagues, and work effectively on a team.
  • assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems.
  • configure small business and small enterprise networking, storage and virtual equipment, (servers and network devices) to create realiable, secure, and efficient networking infrastructure.

Who To Contact

  • Dean Shannon Bliss
    Dean of Academic Affairs- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
    sbliss@hartnell.edu
    Phone: ​831.755-6875
    Building: S - STEM Center Building
    Office: S220
    STEM Center Building
  • Alicia Ramirez
    Administrative Assistant III
    aramirez@hartnell.edu
    Phone: (831) 755-6875
    Building: S - STEM Center Building
    Office: S215
    STEM Center Building

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