Scientist, inventor, coder
Computer science is the science behind data-driven discoveries in every field—think of the 3,300 billion lines of code that mapped our DNA. Before the biologists, engineers, product designers or stat geeks get to work, the folks who speak assembly language fluently are already up to their elbows. This cutting-edge field has a sense of entrepreneurialism and is always evolving as problems are solved using new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) or quantum and cloud computing.
Bring your analytical brain, love of puzzles and sense of adventure to this in-demand field. Build your foundation at CLC, then transfer to complete your bachelor’s.
Why study Computer Science with us?
At CLC, you have a dedicated Academic Success Advisor to work with as you plan your transfer to a 4-year institution. Your advisor can suggest schools, decipher degree requirements and make sure you’re on the most efficient path to your goals.
Your instructors know you by name—not by number. At CLC, the instructors are teachers first, and researchers second. They dedicate their careers to helping you learn and understand the significance of computer science in our everyday lives.
You learn the same material studied at 4-year schools, while you receive the personal attention and feedback possible only in small classes.
Financial Aid/Scholarships AvailableBased on need and/or achievement.
Transfer DegreeSave on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
Program Length: 2 YearsFull-time students finish in 2 years.
For students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree.
These programs are built around general education classes that lead to an associate degree designed to transfer to a 4-year school. CLC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to ensure that approved courses will transfer to other participating colleges and universities. Transfer degrees typically take 2 years* to complete.
*Assumes full-time enrollment.
A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.
Computer ScienceAssociate in Science
Courses in the program
This is a customizable program. Build your foundation with core math and computer science courses. Then, mix in some electives that match your interests and goals.
Meet our instructors
Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.
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Be debt-free at CLC
CLC has some of the lowest tuition around. Financial aid and scholarships are available—even for working adults.
Discover majors and career paths to complement and extend your intuitive interests and abilities.
Your education is a big investment of your time, money and attention. Gather all the info you need.
Start your application today—it’s free and easy to complete. When you’re ready, we’re ready to help you take the next step.