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Computer Science

About the Program

Find Your Future In the Cloud

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Earn a four-course Certificate of Proficiency in Cloud Computing and start a new career or pick up new skills to advance the one you already have!

You'll learn about

  • Cloud operations and business solutions
  • Systems and Sysops administration
  • Application development
  • Solution design engineering

FALL — CS 55A: Introduction to Cloud Computing in AWS

WINTER — CS 55B: Database Essentials in Amazon Web Services 

- CS 55C: Compute Engines in Amazon Web Services

SPRING — CS 55D: Security in Amazon Web Services 

Computer Science is one of the fastest-growing and well-compensated fields today, particularly in Silicon Valley. Our program provides instruction in:

  • Programming - algorithms, data structures, languages
  • Enterprise Networking - Operating Systems (Linux and Windows), Virtualization, IT Essentials 

The above options prepare you for various academic, science and business careers.

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Our courses meet requirements of many four-year colleges and universities, with an up-to-date curriculum that is equally valuable for enhancing the career opportunities of working professionals.

Cisco Certification

You can complete a series of courses that lead to Cisco CCNA  certification, Cisco security certification, VMware Certified Professional, and EMC Information Storage and Management Certification.

Enterprise Networking

Foothill's Enterprise Networking Program will prepare you to design, administer, maintain and troubleshoot networks of all sizes. Through hands-on lab assignments, you'll develop a comprehensive skills set, including specification preparation, network management, network design, equipment and system sales, and software development. In addition to learning how to design network infrastructure to support specific user and business requirements, you'll learn how to design, implement and maintain appropriate security for network systems.


What you can do with a degree in Computer Science

  • Software applications developer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Network systems administrator
  • Database administrator
  • Web developer

Current Opportunities for CS Students

Degree & Program Types

View list below for programs offered at Foothill. Then select program map for a possible schedule that fulfills program and college requirements.

For program requirements and full course listings, view degrees and certificates information.

Associate in Science for Transfer

Associate in Science

Certificate of Achievement


STEM Center Labs & Hours

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We're Here to Help!

Eric Reed, Computer Science Department Chair


Office Room 4412

Division Office Contacts

Zach Cembellin, Division Dean
Phone: 650.949.7383
STEM Division
STEM Success Center

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Enterprise Networking

  • Contact: Mike Murphy
  • Phone: (650) 949-7221