​​​​​​​The Computer Science (CS) department at Orange Coast College prepares students for transfer to four-year university programs. Students who have completed the CS program at OCC have successfully transferred to UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, and Cal Poly Pomona. 

Our two-year program teaches Java, C++ and Python, and includes courses on data structures, computer architecture and software engineering. In addition to a Computer Science Certificate of Achievement and an Associates of Science degree, we offer Certificates of Specialization in Java, C++ and Python, to help students find entry-level positions and internships in the computing field.

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Program Certificates

Preliminary Application for Instructional Certificates   (Print or download this form)

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  • You must receive a grade of "C" or better in the required courses.
  • All coursework must be completed at OCC.
  • Return this completed application to John Fawcett at jfawcett@occ.cccd.edu

If you're seeking an Associate in Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree, or a Certificate of Achievement, you must submit a petition for graduation at the beginning of the last semester in which you will be completing the requirements for graduation. The graduation application is available online as a fill in form or in the Enrollment Center (Student Records) during the graduation petitioning periods. You must meet all the graduation requirements listed in the OCC course catalog.