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
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
LBCC Liberal Arts Campus in the Quad Area
4901 E. Carson St, Long Beach, CA
REGISTER AT: bit.ly/COS_MajorDay
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!
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!
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?
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!
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.
Meet Sarah DelMedico, an LBCC student who earned 4 MOS certification exams by preparing through our COSA courses!
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.
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.
Also, based on PAC input, the following classes are in development to be taught beginning Fall 2015: