SPSCC Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science new course launching this fall semester


South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has received approval from the Northwest Commission on College and Universities (NWCCU) for its proposed Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (BS in CS).

This new program, set to commence in fall 2024 in collaboration with Grays Harbor College (GHC), aims to meet the region's growing demand for skilled professionals in Information Technology.

"SPSCC is delighted to start a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program in collaboration with Grays Harbor College. This program will serve our region’s communities and employers with high demand and high-wage employment opportunities in the field of Information Technology," said Dr. Michelle Andreas, SPSCC's Vice President for Instruction.

Designed for students who have completed an approved associate-level degree, the BS in CS program will offer evening and weekend classes, catering to the needs of working professionals and non-traditional students.

The program can be completed in two years or six quarters, with the option to start in either the fall or winter quarter.

Dr. Jason Selwitz, SPSCC’s Dean of Applied Technology, talked about the program’s flexibility, stating, “Recognizing the diverse needs of our community was a high priority for the college. We designed this program to be accessible to working, caregiving, and career-change seeking adults.”

The existing associate-level transfer degrees in computer science provided by SPSCC and GHC will serve as feeder programs for the BS in CS, ensuring students have a solid foundation of skills and experience.

“The Bachelor of Science degree will prepare students for employment across Washington State and beyond,” said SPSCC Professor of Computer Information Systems and Computer Science Michael Haensel, “covering more content and with more depth than a two-year degree can provide."


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