Computer Science

Computer Science Vision Statement

Partnering with local industry to prepare students for immediate employment and further education in high-tech, high-demand careers.

Get industry-recognized training for high-demand careers in various sectors of information technology at Big Bend Community College. Students have the option of completing associate degrees, short-term certificates, or take courses for transfer to a four-year college or university.

Program Outcomes
Career Possibilities
Transfer Options
Industry Connections
Scholarships & Grants
  1. Demonstrate the ability to build, upgrade, and repair computer hardware
  2. Configure, troubleshoot, and administer computer networks and networking hardware
  3. Analyze and solve computational problems using a modern program language
  4. Deploy and manage server hardware and software to support organizational operations and goals
  5. Identify basic components of databases, virtualization, security, and project management
  6. Configure WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network
  7. Troubleshoot routers & switches; resolve common VLAN routing issues in both IPv4. & IPv6 networks
  8. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context.
  9. Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to the profession.
  10. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork and/or workplace specific skills related to human relations.

Current Department of Labor statistics indicate that 8 of the 9 fastest growing occupations will be in the area of Information Technology. According to Money Magazine, 23 of the top 100 best jobs in America are in the Information Technology sector in fields such as:

For job shadows, tours, and internships, check out the Career Services.

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Degrees & Certificates

AAS Computer Science DTA/MRP

Total Credits: 95
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to build, upgrade, and repair computer hardware
  2. Configure, troubleshoot, and administer computer networks and networking hardware
  3. Analyze and solve computational problems using a modern program language
  4. Deploy and manage server hardware and software to support organizational operations and goals
  5. Identify basic components of databases, virtualization, security, and project management
  6. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context.
  7. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork and/or workplace specific skills related to human relations.

Year 1

Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter

Course Credits
MATH& 141 5
ENGL& 101 5
CS 111 or
CS elective
5

Course Credits
MATH& 142 5
CS& 131 or
CS& 141
5
ENGL& 235 or
ENGL& 102
5
Humanities/ Social Science  

Course Credits
MATH& 151 5
CS 132 or
CS 142
5
Humanities/ Social Science  

Year 2

Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter

Course Credits
MATH& 152 5
PHYS& 221 5
MATH& 146 or
CS elective
5
Humanities/ Social Science  

Course Credits
MATH& 163 5
PHYS& 222 5
Math 220 or
CS elective
5
Humanities/ Social Science  

Course Credits
PHYS& 223 or
CS elective
5
Humanities/ Social Science  
Humanities/ Social Science  

AAS & AAS-T Systems Administration

Total Credits: 93+
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to build, upgrade, and repair computer hardware
  2. Configure, troubleshoot, and administer computer networks and networking hardware
  3. Analyze and solve computational problems using a modern program language
  4. Deploy and manage server hardware and software to support organizational operations and goals
  5. Identify basic components of databases, virtualization, security, and project management
  6. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context.
  7. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork and/or workplace specific skills related to human relations.

Year 1

Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter

Course Credits
CS 104 3
CS 105 3
CS 110 4
ENGL 109 (3 credits) or
ENGL& 101 (5 credits)
3-5
WKED 101 1

Course Credits
CS 120 1
CS 205 5
MATH& 141 or
MAP 117
5
BUS 120 or
PSYCH& 100 or
SOC& 101
5
WKED 102 1

Course Credits
CS 171 6
CS 206 5
CMST 100 or
CMST& 220
5
FAD 150 2
WKED 103 1

Year 2

Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter

Course Credits
CS 111 5
CS 106 5
CS Elective  

Course Credits
CS 172 6
CS 207 5
CS 115 5

Course Credits
CS 289 5
CS& 131 or
CS& 141
5
CS 173 or
CS Elective
6

Systems Administration Certificate of Achievement

Total Credits: 47-51
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to build, upgrade, and repair computer hardware
  2. Configure, troubleshoot, and administer computer networks and networking hardware
  3. Deploy and manage server hardware and software to support organizational operations and goals
  4. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context.
  5. Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to the profession.
  6. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork and/or workplace specific skills related to human relations.
Fall
Winter
Spring

Course Credits
CS 104 Intro to Computer Hardware 3
CS 105 Intro to Operating Systems 3
CS 110 Networking Fundamentals 3
BUS 120 Human Relations on the Job or
PSYC& 100 General Psychology or
SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology
4-5
ENGL 109 Technical Writing or
ENGL& 101 English Composition I
3-5

Course Credits
CS 205 Windows Server Administration 5
CS 156 Cisco Networking: Intro to Networks 5
CMST 100 Human Communications or
CMST& 220 Public Speaking
4-5
FAD 150 Industrial First Aid 2

Course Credits
CS 157 Cisco Networking: Routing & Switching Essentials 5
CS ___ Computer Science Elective 5
MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus 5

Cisco Networking Certificate of Achievement

Total Credits: 47+
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to build, upgrade, and repair computer hardware
  2. Configure, troubleshoot, and administer computer networks and networking hardware
  3. Configure WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network
  4. Troubleshoot routers & switches; resolve common VLAN routing issues in both IPv4. & IPv6 networks
  5. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context.
  6. Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to the profession.
  7. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork and/or workplace specific skills related to human relations.
Fall
Winter
Spring
Fall #2

Course Credits
CS 101 Intro to Computer Science 3
CS 104 Intro to Computer Hardware 3
CS 105 Intro to Operating Systems 3
CS 156 Cisco Networking: Intro to Networking 5

Course Credits
CS 157 Cisco Networking: Routing & Switching Essentials 5
CMST 100 Human Communications or
CMST& 220 Public Speaking
4-5
ENGL 109 Technical Writing or
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 3-5
3-5

Course Credits
CS 158 Cisco Networking: Scaling Networks 5
FAD 150 Industrial First Aid 2
MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus 5

Course Credits
BUS 120 Human Relations on the Job or
PSYC& 100 General Psychology or
SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology
4-5
CS 159 Cisco Networking: Connecting Networks 5

Certificates of Accomplishment

Computer Support Specialist
Network Support Specialist
Cisco Networking

Total Credits: 24
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to build, upgrade, and repair computer hardware
  2. Configure, troubleshoot, and administer computer networks and networking hardware
  3. Deploy and manage server hardware and software to support organizational operations and goals
  4. Identify basic components of databases, virtualization, security, and project management
Course Credits
CS 104 Intro to Computer Hardware 3
CS 105 Intro to Operating Systems 3
CS 110 Networking Fundamentals 3
CS 205 Windows Server Administration 5
CS 207 Intro to Security 5
CS ___ Elective 5

Total Credits: 29
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Configure, troubleshoot, and administer computer networks and networking hardware
  2. Deploy and manage server hardware and software to support organizational operations and goals
  3. Identify basic components of databases, virtualization, security, and project management
Course Credits
CS 104 Intro to Computer Hardware 3
CS 105 Intro to Operating Systems 3
CS 110 Networking Fundamentals 3
CS 156 Cisco Networking: Intro to Networks 5
CS 157 Cisco Networking: Routing & Switching Essentials 5
CS 205 Windows Server Administration 5
CS 206 Linux Server Administration or
CS Elective
5

Total Credits: 20
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Configure, troubleshoot, and administer computer networks and networking hardware
  2. Deploy and manage server hardware and software to support organizational operations and goals
  3. Identify basic components of databases, virtualization, security, and project management
Course Credits
CS 156 Cisco Networking: Intro to Networking 5
CS 157 Cisco Networking: Routing & Switching Essentials 5
CS 158 Cisco Networking: Scaling Networks 5
CS 159 Cisco Networking: Connecting Networks 5

Computer Science Contact
Computer Science Faculty
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Guzman, Noe

Computer Science Associate Faculty
noeg@bigbend.edu
Workforce Education Development Coordinator, Tom Willingham

Willingham, Tom

Workforce Education Development Coordinator
tomwi@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2321
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James, Joseph

Computer Science Associate Faculty
josephj@bigbend.edu
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Rodriguez, Alfredo

Computer Science Associate Faculty
alfredor@bigbend.edu
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Valdivia, Michell

Part-time Faculty
michellv@bigbend.edu
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Jones, Sandra

Computer Sciences Associate Faculty
SandraJ@bigbend.edu
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