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Welcome to the CSIT Department

We offer many degree and certificate programs, as well as course work and preparation for transfer to a four-year program of study. Please take a few moments to look through our programs, course listings, and course descriptions. We hope you'll find something that will stimulate your interest.

If we can be of any assistance or guidance in planning your course of study or helping you choose a class, please feel free to contact us. Once again, welcome to Palomar College and we hope your course of study in CSIT will be a rewarding one.

Department Chair Academic Department Assistant
Rand Green Julie Thurston-Donaghy
rgreen@palomar.edu jthurston-donaghy@palomar.edu
760-744-1150 x8170 760-744-1150 x2387
Office: MD-281 Office: MD-275

Computer Science Program
The Computer Science program has been updated effective Fall 2015. Click for the Computer Science website.

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Want a Job? Get a Computer Science Degree
Here's a tip for incoming and current college students: If you want to have a high-paying job on graduation day, study computer science. Click for details.

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STEM Center Tutoring
Free Computer Science tutoring in room NS-312. All you need is your student ID number to be eligible for tutoring. Mon, 2:30-5pm & Thurs, 1:30-3:20pm. Click for details.

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What Most Schools Don't Teach
Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in in 90% of US schools. Click for details.

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A Learning Secret: Don't Take Notes with a Laptop
Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material. Click for details.
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International Women's Hackathon

CSUSM joins university campuses worldwide in hosting the International Women's Hackathon on Sat, Oct. 24. Click for details.

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Free Microsoft Office 365
All students and employees of Palomar College are already licensed to use Office 365 for free. This includes full access to the full-featured versions of all the online Office applications. Also included is 1 TB of storage space on the OneDrive cloud storage system. Click for details.

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Woman or Machine?
Ray Kurzweil on how long it will be before computers can do everything the brain can do. Click for details.
Spring 2016 Classes Announced
Click here for the Spring 2016 class schedule.

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Are You Ready to be an Online Student
Online classes can be an exciting way to learn. Their convenience and flexibility appeals to many students, but they are not for everyone. Click for details.

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Hot Job Market for Computer Science Graduates
New projections predict that the already hot job market for computing professionals will become even hotter this decade. Click for details.

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Top 10 Reasons to Major in Computing
Click for details.

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ACM Computing Careers
Click here to learn about some really cool careers in computing!