Computer Science

Effective January 25, 2024, this award is no longer eligible to be declared as an intended program/major due to the expiration, by law, of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) approval of the curriculum. Students that have already declared this intended program/major prior to January 25, 2024 MUST complete the award no later than August 31, 2025.  The courses in this program will continue to be offered by Collin College, but Collin College will no longer be able to award the Certificate after August 31, 2025.  Please see a Collin College advisor if you have questions.

The mission of the Computer Science Field of Study Certificate at Collin College is to provide an excellent foundation in programming for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in computer science.  
Computers are a part of every aspect of modern life. An education in computer science can provide the training necessary to invent new technologies and/or improve current technologies. There is a constant, high demand for talented computer science graduates. If you like solving problems and have a talent for mathematics and logical thinking, a degree in computer science could be the start of a rewarding career.  

Collin College's computer science courses will prepare you for a bachelor's degree in computer science or computer software engineering. Learn the fundamentals of programming and make the future your own. 

Program Options

Certificate – Computer Science & Information Technology Field of Study*

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*In July 2020, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) voted to further review the new Field of Study curricula that were scheduled to go into effect in Fall 2020. Collin College has five FOS Certificates that were affected by this action. The THECB action may limit the applicability toward the corresponding majors at state-supported colleges or universities. Students enrolled in one of these Field of Study certificates are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor and/or contact their transfer institution to make sure courses in the certificate will be degree applicable to their bachelor degree at the transfer university.