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Computer Science

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The Associate in Science Degree in Computer Science is designed to provide students with opportunities for immediate employment or for transfer to four-year institutions with whom Saint Paul College has credit transfer agreements.

Students planning a career in this area should have above average mathematical reasoning and communication skills. Students should exhibit qualities of patience, and preciseness, and should enjoy working in a team environment.

What You'll Learn
  • To develop complex algorithms which underlie common programming tasks.
  • How to construct and analyze the performance of complex data structures and use them to develop efficient computer programs.
  • A sound understanding of the mathematics that underlies Computer Science and be able to develop and deploy computer programs which utilize it.
Career Settings
  • Private industry
  • Manufacturing
  • Government agencies
  • Education
Potential Employers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Minnesota Life
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • State of Minnesota
  • Northwest Airlines/Delta
Additional Benefits
  • Graduates of this program may choose to continue their education at a four-year institution in a Computer Science or related field.
  • With additional education and experience, students may advance to positions such as Database Analyst, Systems Analyst, Software Developer or Programmer-Analyst.