The Computer Science Department’s program is focused on preparing students either for transfer to a four-year college/university or to train students to enter the workforce in an entry-level computer science position. The program introduces students to many topics in the area of computer science and develops computer programming skills. Courses are intended to meet the needs of students at various levels of competence, from the novice to the expert. The department emphasizes current methodologies within the field of computer science with a strong focus on best practices in industry. The goal is to develop critical thinking and analytical skills which are useful in solving problems of science, industry, and government.