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A computer systems degree

A degree in computer science provides students with knowledge of computer operating systems, coding, computer networking, computer architecture, and database design. Computer science has roots in math, physics, and electrical engineering.


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The Computer Systems and Applications degree program prepares students for careers as software professionals and for advanced studies in Computer Science.

Students interested in a transfer program in Computer Science or Business Information Systems should see an academic advisor for an educational plan.


The Computer Programming Certificate prepares students for employment in entry-level programming fields. Students will experiment and learn a variety of programming languages. Hands-on computer experience is emphasized throughout the program.

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The Media and Extended Realities Certificate offers students a comprehensive curriculum focused on digital design, extended realities (XR) development, and 3D modeling. Students will learn about architecture, lighting, sound design, hardware components for XR, 3D visualization software, and will culminate their studies with an experiential capstone project. This program equips graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in the field of digital design and extended realities.

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Start at Yavapai College - Finish at the university of your choice

We are dedicated to helping students get started at Yavapai College and transfer into the university program that will fit their goals. Through our transfer partnerships and tools we can help you prepare for your next steps. 

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