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Computer Science FAQ's


Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.

Number of Majors: 88
Average Class Size: 14
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day & Online
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus

Q:

What makes this program unique compared to other Computer Science programs?
 

A:

This program allows students who wish to transfer and earn a Bachelor’s degree to select one of five concentrations, including Software Programming, Computer Networking, Game Creation, Web Design, and Computer Forensics and Security. Iowa Western also offers two-year AAS degree programs in Application & Web Programming and Network Support & Aministration, as well as a two-year transfer degree in Management Information Systems, and a one-semester certificate in Desktop Support.
 

Q:

What are the admissions requirements for this program?
 

A:

All Iowa Western students are required to submit an Application for Admission, complete placement testing, and submit official copies of high school and college transcripts. For more information on admissions requirements, visit our Admissions page.

Q:

Are Iowa Western credits transferrable?
 

A:

Yes. In fact, this program is specifically designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Because the majority of Iowa Western students intend to transfer, we offer a variety of resources for our transfer students. To begin your transfer planning early, visit Iowa Western's Transfer Planning web site.

Q:

Do I have to follow the recommended course sequence?
 

A:

No, you can take most courses in any order you like, and you can enroll part-time or full-time. However, the program chair recommends that students follow this sequence as closely as possible. The program is designed to allow students to graduate in two years while completing the credits required for most Bachelor degree programs at four-year colleges and universities.
 

Q:

Are scholarships available?
 

A:

Iowa Western awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships each year. Visit our Scholarship Page for more information.