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Computer Science

Your Pathway in Computer Science

Calling all future computer engineers, software programmers, system analysts, IT professionals and more. Get started with a solid foundation in computer science at Normandale.  

You’ll start off with introductory courses where you’ll acquire key knowledge and skills in programming, problem solving, and logical thinking.  

From there you’ll build your computer science toolkit in classes like Java programming, machine architecture, algorithms and data structures, and more. 

After completing 60 credits of coursework, you’ll be transfer-ready to several Minnesota universities where you’ll be a junior ready to finish your bachelor’s in computer science.

Fast Track Your Career in Computer Science

Computer science is a growing, high-paying field with numerous jobs available in the Twin Cities area and throughout the country.  From software development, to machine learning, to web development, to computer engineering, there are a lot of opportunities in this field.  Your critical thinking skills, real-world knowledge and creative problem-solving abilities will be in high-demand when you finish your degree.

Why Study Computer Science at Normandale?

You’ll get one of the best, well-rounded, foundational educations in computer science available. Many of our courses are similar to courses you would take at any 4-year college program, and you’ll be very well prepared to seamlessly continue your education or jump into the job market right away.  

"The Computer Science program here is very versatile, especially compared to other community colleges. There’s a lot of variety, and it definitely teaches you what you need to know to transfer to a university.”

Abdirahman Abdi, Normandale computer science student

Computer Science Program Basics

What I like about computer science is that everything is organized but I can be creative to solve problems.

Daria Surkova, class of ‘23 , Normandale computer science student

Computer Science Faculty

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