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Computer Science, Programming, & Web Development

Offered at: Boulder, Larimer, Westminster, Online

Are you interested in diving into a computer science or programming degree that gives you hands-on experience? At FRCC, we have two great options. You can chose the Computer Science AS Degree, which is designed for your to transfer to four-year universities and continue your studies; or the Programming AS Degree and Certificate, which are designed for you to enter the workforce and start your career.

Computer Science Degree

A.S. in Computer Science

60 credits
(2 years)

This Computer Science AS Degree is designed for your to transfer to a four-year university to complete your Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science. You explore programming and computer sciences and learn about writing and testing code, as well as programming in C++, Java or other programming languages.

Computer Science A.S. Degree: See required courses and descriptions.

Offered at all campuses and Online.


Programming Degree

A.A.S. in Programming

60 credits
(2 years)

In this program learn about programming languages such as C++, Java, C# and Python. Although some courses may transfer, this AAS degree program is designed for students to enter the workforce and start their careers.

Programming degree: See required courses and descriptions.

Offered at all campuses and Online.


Transfer Options

Regis University

FRCC students can transfer to Regis See the transfer guide and meet with an advisor for more information.

Other Colorado Four-Year Schools

Your A.S. degree in computer science will transfer to the following four-year schools:

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • University of Colorado - Denver
  • University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University

See more about transferring.



20 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for the application of programming languages such as C++, Java and Python. It includes courses in a combination of computer information systems as well as computer science.

Programming certificate: See required courses and descriptions. 

Offered at all campuses and online.

Web Developer

24 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program provides entry-level skills for web development, including PL/SQL, Javascript, PHP, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), DHTML, JavaScript and CGI forms.

Web Developer certificate: See required courses and descriptions. 

Offered at all campuses and online.


Scholarship Opportunity

Students that live in Larimer County and enroll in these certificates may be eligible for scholarship funding to help pay for tuition, fees and other expenses from the Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development (LCEWD) department.

Computer Science & Programming Jobs & Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Computer Programmer $54,126

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Occupational Statistics Survey (2021)

What You Will Learn

  1. Demonstrate foundation skills in computer information systems, programming, database, and scripting.
  2. Interpret problem statements and create requirements to solve system-level problems.
  3. Compile a portfolio of work from technical courses.
  4. Prepare for industry certifications where applicable.
  5. Exhibit basic office application skills.
  6. Demonstrate appropriate work-ethic traits through personal conduct and effective teamwork.
  7. Display business soft skills such as technical writing, documentation, communications, ethics, and team work.
  8. Design and create programs with multiple control structures and subroutines.
  9. Design and create an object-oriented program.
  10. Analyze a problem and develop an algorithm.

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