About the Computer Science & Information Systems Department

Welcome to the Computer Science & Information Systems Department!

At Santa Monica College, our students are the change agents who will bring the next wave of technology to fruition. As our computers, mobile devices and interfaces become smarter, the market will look to the next generation of computer and information systems professionals, web developers, programmers, and technicians to provide efficient, cost-effective and stable technology solutions.

Our courses teach foundational skills while also drawing inspiration and insight from industry professionals, whose real-world examples and applications help bring the classroom to life.  

Instructors focus on job-specific skills that employers value including:

  • Communication

  • Collaboration

  • Leadership

  • Decision making

  • Fluency in industry software and technology applications

We offer a range of education options including Associate in Science degrees and certificate programs across several concentrations.