Computer Science


Computer Science is an exciting field that explores the frontier of what computers can accomplish, and spans many disciplines and sectors of our economy, including science and research, industry, business and military. A computer scientist can expect to enjoy a good salary, steady work, and opportunities to advance. Among the many occupational fields, computer science has consistently ranked high in job satisfaction and wages over the last 20 years. If you enjoy math, science, problem solving and new challenges, Computer Science is a wonderful career choice with a kaleidoscope of applications and unlimited possibilities.

The Computer Science Associate Degree program will prepare students to work in fields that span computational theory through cutting-edge development of computing solutions. New technologies are utilized through three principal categories that include designing and building software, developing effective ways to solve unique problems in the computer sciences, and devising better ways of using computers to address real-world challenges confronting our community.

Transfer Degree:

Associate of Science - Online (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Science degree prepares you for transfer to public colleges and universities to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum offers a strong foundation in the fundamentals of the discipline of computer science programming, data structure design, computer architecture, data communication, programming language design, software engineering, algorithm analysis and design, compilers, operating systems, computer graphics, and database systems. The Associate of Science degree in Computer Science transfers to several public colleges and universities in Indiana.

In the following degree, program courses will be completed synchronously online.  This means you will be required to connect to a live session at a specific time each week. You can discuss the specific requirements of each course with your advisor.

Courses you will take


Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Transfer Options

To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Computer science programs are offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Chris Carroll
Department Chair
(812) 330-6233
Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
Computer Science in Indianapolis is offered through the Pre-engineering program.

East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie)
More information coming soon
Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport)
Lou Ann Stroup, program chair
800-459-0561, ext. 7236
Lafayette (Lafayette)

Paul Addison

North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)

Valerie Golay
574-289-7001 ext. 6823

Northeast (Fort Wayne)

Kristopher Roberts, Program Chair



Cyber Technology certificate program

Ivy Tech-Northeast offers a certificate in Cyber Technology due to an awarded grant by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration as part of the National STEM Consortium. Courses for the program begin in January 2013. Interested individuals can train for a new career in as little as one year and work toward industry certifications in Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+, A+ and Security+. Recipients of the certificate would qualify for jobs in cyber customer service and technical support, which may require a background check at hiring organizations.

Students will learn to succeed on the job with:

  • Hands-on, skills-based projects
  • Consistent, convenient, compressed schedule
  • Flexible “hybrid delivery” via classroom and online instruction
  • Foundation skills to help students succeed in technical courses
  • Critical thinking and problem solving based on real-life situations
  • Business skills in communication, resume writing and interview techniques

This U.S. Department of Labor grant targets workers who have lost their job due to the adverse effects of foreign trade, and other unemployed and underemployed workers. Veterans receive priority of service. Programs are eligible for financial aid: Trade Adjustment Assistance, Workforce Investment Act, Pell Grants.

Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)
Richmond (Richmond)

Associate of Science (online)

Curtis R. Blakely

Department Chair/School of Computing and Informatics

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Richmond

2325 Chester Blvd.

Richmond IN 47374

Telephone number: 765-966-2656


Southeast Indiana (Lawrenceburg, Madison)
More information coming soon
Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)
More information coming soon
Southwest (Evansville)
Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)


Charlie Peebles, Program Chair

  • Computer programmer
  • System analyst
  • Software engineer
  • OS design/engineer
  • OS programmer/analyst
  • Software application specialist