Join Us for COS Day 2018!

May 02

What is it? 

A free event where students connect directly with faculty, advisors, and IT professioanls to discover the benefits of COS programs, certificates, and majors.


Friday, May 18th, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm 


LBCC, Liberal Arts Campus, Quad Area
4901 East Carson Street
Long Beach, CA 

  • Learn about saleries for IT fields ranging from $45,000 - $100,000+
  • Hands-on IT demos on robot coding, drones, lock picking and more
  • Business Communication Insights for landing awesome IT jobs
  • Chat about the IT major for you
Are you interested in a future where YOU are in high demand, in a secure field, and receiving a great salary? 

Register at:

Chances to win free swag, fly drones, network with IT professionals and enjoy free food!

Late Starting Open Classes!

Sep 15

We have your classes! Classes start 9/25/2017.

BCOM 263 - Customer Service - Wed 6:00 - 9:00 PM @ PCC Campus (Section #73977)

COSA 5 - Microsoft Windows OS - Tue/Thur 1:00 - 2:25 PM @ LAC Campus (Section #73694)
COSA 25 - Microsoft Access for Windows - Tue/Thur 1:00 - 2:25 PM @ LAC Campus (Section #73695)
COSA 30 - Introduction to Computers - Mon/Wed 8:00 - 9:25 AM @ LAC Campus (Section #73682)
COSA 50 - Intro to IT Concepts & Apps - Wed 6:30 - 9:40 PM @ PCC Campus (Section #73637)
COSA 210 - Intro to Project Management - Sat 9:00 - 12:10 PM @ LAC Campus (Section #73685)

COSN 5 - Computer Hardware Fundamentals - Fri 9:00 - 12:10 PM @ LAC Campus (Section #74544)

COSP 230 - Android App Development - ONLINE (Section #73745)

CS 12 - Advanced Computer Science C++ - Thur 6:00 - 9:10 PM (Section #73969)

COS Major Day!

Apr 28

What Is It?
A free event where students connect directly with faculty and advisors to discover the benefits of COS programs and degrees

FREE food and a change to win FREE swag, including an iPad!

Friday, May 12, 2017
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

LBCC Liberal Arts Campus in the Quad Area
4901 E. Carson St, Long Beach, CA


  • Learn about IT salaries ranging from $45,000 - $100,000
  • Hands-on IT demos on robot programming, app hacks, and lock picking
  • Ask COS faculty questions about which IT major fits you best

COS Wall of Fame: Alonso Naranjo

Sep 19

Meet Alonso Naranjo. Alonso is a Computer Technology major at Long Beach City College who has acquired an Associate’s degree, along with two certificates of accomplishments, and several industry certifications during his time with the Computer and Office Studies Department at LBCC.

We asked Alonso about his academic journey. He explained, “I was clueless like many others about which major I would be pursing. I have always been fascinated with computers, so after looking at the different majors and reading about a newly added computer major, I decided to follow that route and take some courses which I realized that I actually liked.”

After meeting some professors, one of which was COS Professor, Anthony Pagan who guided him and told him what it took to stand out from the rest, he knew that it was going to take hard work and perseverance to achieve his goal. “I was a procrastinator,” Alonso admits, but he developed a passion for computers which kept him motivated. He recommends students who like technology visit the COS department and look at the various majors to see if they are willing to take some courses.  He also highly recommends getting guidance from Counselor Yolanda Padilla, who helped him develop an educational plan that “fit him well.”

In fall 2016, Alonso transferred to Cal State Dominguez Hills with a major in Computer Technology. In addition to furthering his education, his plans include gaining more experience and one day becoming a Network Administrator.

For his dedication, drive, and accomplishments Alonso Naranjo is hereby inducted into the LBCC, Computer and Office Studies Department’s Wall of Fame!

Congratulations LBCC Class of 2016!

Jun 20

Members of the COS Department were in attendance at LBCC's graduation on June 9th. We are excited to see many of our students moving on in their academic careers!

COS Department Night Out!

Feb 09

Members of the COS Department and their guests enjoyed some pre-semester food and fun at Brushstrokes in Tustin. They followed along with a painting instructor to create their own works of art and everyone had a great time. Can you spot your favorite COS teacher turned artist?

It's Not Too Late to Register!

Sep 10

Registration is still open for 12-week, late starting courses!

The following Computer and Office Studies 12-week courses are still available:

COSA 210   73173    Intro to IT Project Management   M       6:30PM - 9:40PM
COSA 20     73685    Microsoft PowerPoint                  T Th   10:25AM - 11:50AM
COSA 45     73172    Intro to the Internet                  M W    1:00PM - 3:10PM
COSA 50     71955    Intro to IT Concepts & Apps        T Th F 12:00PM - 2:05PM
COSA 50     73952    Intro to IT Concepts & Apps        F         8:00AM - 11:10AM
COSK 200   73920    Beginning Keyboarding               T Th    8:50AM - 10:15AM
COSK 200   73686    Beginning Keyboarding               T Th F 1:00PM - 3:05PM
COSN 200   73916    Wireless Communications            T Th   10:25 AM - 12:35PM
COSP 10     73934    Introduction to C# Programming  W       6:00PM - 9:10PM
COSP 36     73949    Systems Analysis and Design       ONLINE

Check out the LBCC Schedule for a listing of all the available late-starting classes!

Visual Studio for Mac and Linux!

Apr 30

Microsoft has been hard at work and has a preview of a new development IDE for coders that is a version of Visual Studio called Visual Studo Code that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. Really. Check out the web site at Visual Studio Code.

MOS Certification Success Story

Apr 24

Meet Sarah DelMedico, an LBCC student who earned 4 MOS certification exams by preparing through our COSA courses!

Free Microsoft Coding Resources and Software

Feb 20

Microsoft has just announced a new program called Microsoft Imagine Access that provides free software and resources to beginning programmers and students.

Software includes Visual Studio Community 2013, Unity Game Engine, Xamarin Platform, Project Spark, Microsoft SmallBasic, and Microsoft WebMatrix. Be sure to also check out software from Microsoft\'s DreamSpark program including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SQL Server 2014, and Windows Server 2012.

Additionally be sure to check out the GitHub Student Developer Pack -- including several text/code editors and other resources.

Happy coding!

Our Advisory Board Works For You

Nov 20

One important contribution program advisors make to the Computer & Office Studies Department is to provide recommendations for potential new courses. Before a new course can be offered, we need to know that the professional community agress that the course is relevant.

As a result of our Program Advisory Committee's (PAC) input and support, we have developed two new Android Mobile Application courses which are now being offered. 

  • COSP 201 - Mobile App Development 
  • COSP 230 - Android App Development in Java

Also, based on PAC input, the following classes are in development to be taught beginning Fall 2015:

  • BCOM 25 - Introduction to Social Media
  • COSN 250 - Introduction to Cloud Computing