LFCC Computer Science

The computer science program is currently hosting “Tech Bytes” as series of presentations by industry professionals, who are connected to technology. Learn more by clicking here.

Our Vision

To help students confront problems and create digital solutions for tomorrow. Our students will expand technology’s impact and potential. Together, our faculty, staff, students, and alumni make the world a better place—day by day, project by project, step by step.

Degree Overview (Click to Expand)

The objectives of the A.S. in Science: Computer Science Specialization is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to major in Computer Science. The program objectives relate to the abilities of the graduates several years after graduation. The rigorous program, taught in the state-of-the-art Cyber Lab, is an economical way to prepare for a bachelor’s degree. The program curriculum is mapped to the ACM’s CSTransfer with Cybersecurity Infused guidelines.

The objectives include:

  • Foundation for successful careers in industry: Graduates of the program will have a broad understanding of the fundamental concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications of computer science. They will have the educational foundation that leads to successful careers in the technology industry.
  • Foundation for upper level under graduate study: Graduates of the program will have the academic preparation for successful completion of a technology intensive bachelor degree programs and have the majority of core general education coursework completed.
  • Professional preparation: Graduates will have effective written and oral communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively in a professional and ethical manner.
Career Studies Overview (Click to Expand)

The Computer Science Career Studies Certificate is designed as an add-on skill set for working adults with a degree in another field, for adults looking to switch careers, or for students looking to transfer into a Bachelors program prior to Associate degree completion.

The objectives include:

  • Foundation for successful careers in industry: Graduates of the program will have a basic understanding of fundamental computer science concepts, They will have the educational foundation for an entry level career in the technology industry.
  • Foundation for upper level under graduate study: Graduates of the program will have the academic preparation for continuation into the degree program at LFCC or entry level technology courses that transfer into a bachelors degree program.
  • Professional preparation: Graduates will have effective written and oral communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively in a professional and ethical manner.
Transfer (Click to Expand)

To facilitate seamless transfer, LFCC has created an online ‘Transfer Guide’ that provides detailed information such as tuition, GPA, application requirements, course equivalents, and other information that may be useful in the transfer process. 

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) has created a guaranteed admission agreement with more than 20 of Virginia’s four-year colleges and universities for students who graduate from LFCC with an associate’s degree and a minimum grade point average. Can learn more the VCCS agreements at http://www.vccs.edu/students/transfers/. 

The VCCS also offers a Transfer Planning Tool on the Virginia Educational Wizard, which can be found at www.vawizard.org.

Admissions & Policies (Click to Expand)

   

Change of Major

Program Plan Change Request– This form is used to declare or change a degree or certificate program. F1 students and students receiving financial aid or veterans benefits are required to be in an eligible curriculum. Appropriate signature is required.

  

Admissions

From the time you apply to the College until you walk across the stage at graduation, the Admissions / Enrollment Services Office provides many services to students. Please see a member of the Admissions / Enrollment Services Office staff for more assistance with any of the following: registrations, applications, program/plan change requests, change of data requests, withdrawals, and schedule changes.  The below links will help you understand the process:

Schedules & Catalogs (Click to Expand)

The top 10 reason why to study computer science according to the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) can be seen here.

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