Highlights

Department highlights for Spring 2013:

  • We revised our CS 110B course outline to more closely align it with the topics covered in CS 111B.  This was inspired by discussions surrounding the creation of our iPhone App Programming certificate, and what courses need to be included.
  • We are proposing a new AS-T degree in CS, to match the State's Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC). As part of this process, we made slight revisions to CS 111B and 110B to better fit the Course-ID Descriptors (C-IDs) in the TMC.
  • This is our first semester teaching CNIT 270 and 271 as CS courses, and outline revisions are in process.
  • This is our first semester teaching CS 160P, which is designed to better prepare students for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator certification exam.
  • We are discussing new courses in Graphics Programming, Advanced Python, Advanced Android, and Parallel Programming.
  • Fall 2012 Program Assessment Activities & Spring 2013 Plans (Office of Instruction Report)

Department highlights for Fall 2012:

  • We created new Android and iPhone App Programming certificates, based on the demand for these skills in the workplace.
  • We are in the process of revising our Unix/Linux Administration certificate, to make it align more closely with Red Hat Linux certification exams.  Our instructor Greg Boyd spent his sabbatical working on this curriculum and taking the Red Hat Certified System Administrator certification exam. (He passed!)
  • Based on advice from our Industry Advisory Committee, we are considering revising LAMP Admin into two certificates: one with programming and JavaScript, one without, but with something on Cloud/Scalability.
  • We deleted our CIS Major because we found that it didn't help students transfer to Bachelor's Degree programs, and didn't prepare them adequately for jobs.
  • We are continuing to improve our courses based on our individual SLO assessments and discussions.
  • Fall 2012 Course Plans (Office of Instruction Report)

Department higlights from previous years:

  • We revised our C++ Programming Certificate to remove CS 101 and CS 176, better focusing this certificate on current workplace needs.
  • We created our LAMP Certificates based on suggestions from our Industry Advisory Committee
  • We have made numerous improvements our courses based on our individual SLO assessments and discussions.