What will I learn?

Computer science is the study of computers and their applications. This discipline includes a variety of specialties, such as systems programming, artificial intelligence, robotics, networking, and graphics. In preparation for transfer into more advanced fundamental and specialized areas, students learn basic programming, data structures, and architecture. Computer science majors will also need two or three semesters of calculus and discrete mathematics, depending on their choice of transfer institution. Career options in computer science include software engineer, computer engineer, systems analyst, database administrator, and software project manager.

Students may earn the above-named associate degree by completing a certificate of achievement and the general education courses required for MiraCosta's Associate in Arts degree (see Associate Degrees). Students should meet with a MiraCosta counselor to identify required courses and to develop a written educational plan for the specific degree or certificate they wish to earn.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement:

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to analyze, design, and generate mature software solutions to complex and abstract programming problems utilizing efficient and appropriate algorithms while working alone or cooperatively in a team. Students will also be to competently explain and present the code and the results both verbally and in writing.

Which department am I in?

Department of Computer Studies and Information Technology

Study options

Full Time (Totaling not fewer than 60 semester units in the major)

Tuition fees
International students and non-California residents currently pay an additional USD $307 per credit unit for a total enrolment fee of USD $353 per unit. Students must be actively enrolled in at least 12 units.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

San Elijo Campus

3333 Manchester Avenue,

CARDIFF,

California,

92007, United States

Full Time (Totaling not fewer than 60 semester units in the major)

Tuition fees
International students and non-California residents currently pay an additional USD $307 per credit unit for a total enrolment fee of USD $353 per unit. Students must be actively enrolled in at least 12 units.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

MiraCosta College

Oceanside Campus,

1 Barnard Drive,

OCEANSIDE,

California,

92056, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A high school graduate or equivalent

For international students

Students must be Eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit from instruction

A high school graduate or equivalent

IELTS score of 5.5

TOEFL score of 450 on the paper-based; test/133 on the computer-based test/ 46 on the iBT

DuoLingo English Test score of 75

Application Deadline:

November 15 for priority admission for Spring 2021.

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About MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College is a great choice for students starting their undergraduate education, with top transfer rates and a beautiful campus location.

  • Outstanding university transfer programs in popular subjects
  • Small class sizes and state-of-the-art education facilities
  • Transfer admission guarantees and top student transfer rate
  • Online and in-person classes available