Computer Science

Program Details

Computer programmers refine concepts and troubleshoot problems that occur when programs are converted to code.

Programming is exceptionally detailed work that requires rewriting, debugging, maintaining, and testing software and programs that direct computer tasks. Programmers are typically fluent in several computer languages.

Computer Science at Inver Hills

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Transfer Information

With this transfer pathway, you will be able to transfer with junior-year status to computer science baccalaureate programs at one of six Minnesota State universities:

MN private colleges

Additional Transfer Pathway agreements have been established by various MN private colleges. Visit for the most up to date information.

Computer Science at Inver Hills Adds Up

What you'll accomplish as a student in our Computer Science program:
  1. Solve complex computer problems by designing programs and algorithms
  2. Analyze and create new and improved computing systems, including business and operating systems
  3. Earn a Transfer Pathway A.S. that paves the way to your bachelor’s degree
  4. Write code that powers video games, interactive websites, phone apps and business applications
  5. Program in advanced languages such as C++, JAVA, HTML, JavaScript, Python, and PHP
  6. Work directly with topflight, student-focused computer science faculty
  7. Get hands-on experience studying in superb computer science labs
  8. Earn an A.A.S. that can propel you straight into the IT workforce
  9. Benefit from small class sizes and collaborating with likeminded classmates
  10. Save money and continue your academic and professional careers with less student debt

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250. 

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.