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The Computer Science program at the College of Western Idaho will provide you with a rich learning environment that encourages you to explore the fundamental aspects of computer science. Coursework covers a variety of subjects including mathematics, chemistry, physics, computer science, and English.

This program is designed to result in an Associate of Science degree in Computer Science and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. By completing the degree requirements, you will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue an advanced degree in computer science.


The mission of the Computer Science program is to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution with a good understanding of computer programming principle and provide students the tools to succeed in technology: logical thinking, problem solving, and holistic analytical skills.

Why This Program

By completing the degree requirements, students will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue an advanced degree in computer science.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Understand the fundamental structures and syntax of computer languages
  • Develop good style practices and software design principles
  • Explore proper coding processes and development tools
  • Hone logical thinking and problem solving through related Math and Science courses
  • Develop life-long learning skills


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Additional Opportunities

CWI offers you the opportunity to learn the fundamental building blocks of Apple's Swift programming to explore a career in app development. Learn more about Swift Classes.

NEW! The Computer Science Program is now offering an introductory course in Python Programming (CPSC 111). This course is also an approved elective for the STEM Program. Contact your Advisor for details.

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News and Blogs

Congratulations to Gary Brennan, College of Western Idaho’s Staff of the Month for July 2021.

"Because of CWI, I was able to return to college as a non-traditional student having been out of high school for a decade, find my passion, make wonderful friends, gain influential mentors, and successfully graduate with honors and two science degrees."

CWI joined Boise State University to celebrate student success during Onramp's 2021 Spring Showcase.

CWI is excited to announce the introduction of Swift programming classes for the Spring 2021 semester.