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Computer Science

Computer Science is the study of the what, the how, and the why in computers. It covers everything from the inner workings of circuit boards to how we interact with technology in our daily lives. It also happens to be one of the fastest growing and highest paying career fields out there. The Computer Science courses at Estrella Mountain will give you a foundation of critical thinking skills and hands-on experience needed to succeed at the university level.

So if you have a passion for technology, consider a degree in Computer Science.

  • Forbes indicates a mid-career average salary for Computer Science majors at around $114,000.
  • Estrella Mountain has offers all of the classes required to complete the Computer Science MAPP (Maricopa to ASU Pathways Program) 


  • Equipped with first-rate computer labs
  • Up-to-date software
  • Class sizes are capped at 20-25 students
  • Flexible open lab hours 


  • Concepts of problem solving
  • Fundamental algorithms and techniques
  • Digital design
  • Object-Oriented programming and design
  • Different programming languages


CSC110AB or CSC110 Intro to Computer Science (Java)

CSC120 Digital Design Fundamentals

CSC205 Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures

CSC230 Computer Organization and Assembly Language

CSC240 Intro to Different Programming Languages


Here are a few websites to help you if you think you are interested in a career in Computer Science. 

Khan Academy: Has instructional videos and interactive exercises in Math, Computer Science, History, and more. An interactive and instructional website designed for one thing, to help you learn to code.

Codecademy: Another interactive instructional website to teach you to code.