Computer Science

Computer Science Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

Earn your associate degree in computer science and transfer classes with ease.

  • Overview
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    If you want to learn the fundamentals of computer science, Oklahoma City Community College offers an associate degree in science in computer science.

    You can select a program which will easily transfer to the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma or a number of other schools with similar patterns to continue your educational path toward a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Just talk with a faculty advisor about your plans to see which program is right for you.

    OCCC provides a strong foundation in computer science and is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

  • Overview
    motherboard

    If you want to learn the fundamentals of computer science, Oklahoma City Community College offers an associate degree in science in computer science.

    You can select a program which will easily transfer to the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma or a number of other schools with similar patterns to continue your educational path toward a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Just talk with a faculty advisor about your plans to see which program is right for you.

    OCCC provides a strong foundation in computer science and is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

  • Highlights
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    Big Thinking and All the Details: Computer Science Requires Both

    Computer science takes root in big ideas and full attention to all the tiny details required to make them a reality … in a world where companies introduce new information technology every week.

    Take computer science classes at OCCC and you’ll learn to:

    • Write code in various languages, including Java, C#, C++, Visual Basic.
    • Use state-of-the-art platforms including NET and Java EE.
    • Break down problems and find solutions.
    • Think critically with a foundation in computer logic.
    • Keep up with and adapt to emerging information technologies.
    • Create system design plans that meet company requirements.
    • Cooperate and collaborate with team members.
  • Degree Options
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    Computer Science Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    Oklahoma City Community College offers associate degree options designed specifically to transfer into computer science programs at OU or UCO:

    In these associate degree options in computer science you will:

    • Complete all your general education requirements, which will allow you to focus on your computer science classes once you transfer.
    • Receive one-on-one and hands-on instruction in the computer science fundamentals, including real-world assignments.
    • Choose from daytime, evening and online computer science classes.
    • Have access to the OCCC Student Computer Center with more than 100 computers and staffed with CS tutors.
    • Attend classes in computer-equipped classrooms with a maximum class size of 23 students.
  • Courses
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    Computer Science Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    In addition to your general education requirements, you’ll take computer science classes covering:

    • Software engineering
    • Computer programming
    • Computer applications
    • Websites
    • Gaming
    • Cyber-security
    • Networks
    • Databases

    Visit OCCC’s online course catalog for full details on computer science classes. OCCC offers day, evening and online courses in computer science. It is possible to complete these computer science options with a combination of evening and online classes.

  • Faculty
    James Bothwell

    James Bothwell


    Professor of Computer Science

    Web Application interest group facilitator (Android and iOS)21 Years of Telecommunications Software DevelopmentBS PhysicsMS Computer SciencePhD Geography (Geographic Information Systems)GIS Activities:Papers:Bothwell, James and Yuan, May (2010). 'Apply concepts of fluid kinematics to represent continuous space-time fields in temporal GIS', Annals of GIS, 16: 1, 27 — 41Presentations:Poster: “Exploring Climate Patterns Embedded in Global Climate Change Data”.  2006 Meeting of the American Meteorological Society Presentation: “Ecological Zone Perturbations Embedded in IPCC Climate Change Scenarios”. 2006 Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers meeting.Poster: “A kinematic representation of spatiotemporal scalar fields to support mining dynamics in data output from general circulation models”. 2007 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.Presentation: “Mapping the kinematics of Geographical scalar data fields”. 2008 American Association of Geographers meeting.Presentation: "Representation and Analysis of Geographic Kinematics: Using Temperature Data from General Circulation Models as an Example". 2010 American Association of Geographers meeting.Presentation: "The effect of sampling percentage on a spatiotemporal representation". 2011 American Association of Geographers meeting.

     
    Vicki Gibson

    Vicki Gibson


    Department Chair and Professor of Computer Science

    M.Ed., Southwestern Oklahoma State University B.S., Cameron University

     
    Al Heitkamper

    Al Heitkamper


    Professor of Computer Science/Cyber Security

    Certifications:CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security ProfessionalG7799/G2700 - GIAC Certified ISO-27000 SpecialistACE - AccessData Certified Examiner

     
    Haifeng Ji

    Haifeng Ji


    Professor of Computer Science

    Since 2002, Haifeng Ji has served as Professor of Computer Science at Oklahoma City Community College. He has taught numerous computer classes and served on several institutional committees.  He is also a sponsor for the International Student Association at OCCC. He earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

     
    Sara Mathew

    Sara Mathew


    Professor of Computer Science

    I have been teaching here at the college for about 14 years.  I have taught both programming and non-programming classes , but I really enjoy teaching programming classes. Programming can be fun...once you learn to love it!! Educational Qualifications: M.A. - University of Madras B.A. - Calcutta University Advanced Systems Management - NIIT

     
    Anita Philipp

    Anita Philipp


    Professor of Computer Science

    Masters: University of Oklahoma Bachelors: St. Norbert College (DePere WI) Additional Coursework: University of Central OklahomaAwards and Certifications--NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development)  Excellence in Teaching Award - May 2010--Blackboard's Greenhouse Project - Judge for Exemplary Courses - 2007--OGEC (Oklahoma Global Education Consortium   Teaching Award for Incorporation of Global Awareness - October 2003--OCCC's Faculty of the Year Excellence Award - August 2003--WebCT International Winner in Exemplary Online Course Project - May 2003--ACIIE (American Council for International/Intercultural Awareness)  Honorable Mention for Best Practice - April 2003--NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development)  Excellence in Teaching Award - May 1999--OCCC's First Online Course - January 1997

     
    Mary Williams

    Mary Williams


    Professor of Computer Science

    Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma Bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma

     
  • After OCCC
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    Computer Science Careers

    After earning your associate degree from OCCC, you’ll go on to your bachelor’s degree elsewhere …  and possibly a masters’ degree. It’s a great plan for a computer science career, including these potential jobs:

    • Computer programmer
    • Software engineer
    • Application engineer
    • System engineer
    • Computer security specialist
    • Applications developer
    • Informatics specialist
    • Mobile applications developer
    • Scientific, business and health care application developer
    • Robotics software engineer
    • Gaming programmer

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