Computer Science Department


Prepare for Success as a Computer Science Transfer

Introductory/Non-Major/Major Sequences
Rigorous Curriculum & Flexible Formats
Tech Support

The primary goal of North’s Computer Science program is to prepare you for successful transfer to a 4-year institution. Three levels of computer science courses satisfy the prerequisites for most computer science and engineering departments at the UW and other universities. North transfers many students to 4-year colleges every year. These students succeed in all areas of engineering and computer science.

CS courses include Introduction to Computer Programming, Computers for Math and Science (non-major sequence), and Computer Programming I and II (major sequence).

This pathways  chart of computer science transfer courses at North will help you plan for a computer science major.

For information about the new Bachelor of Applied Science in Application Development, see their program pages.

For training and immediate entry into the workplace, check out North’s IT department.

Introductory/Non-Major/Major Sequences

At North you can complete an AA degree, prepare for transfer to a 4-year college or university without a degree, or take courses to supplement your studies if you are a student elsewhere. In addition to coursework in programming, our introductory courses for non-majors satify requirements in other programs like science, health science and nanotechnology.

Rigorous Curriculum & Flexible Formats

Enter the program by taking Intermediate Algebra. Then take 1, 2, or 3 quarters of computer science courses as required by your major. Our strong curriculum employs modern programming languages. CS faculty members all have master’s degrees in related fields with many years of work experience and varied interests and specialties — including open source software, linguistics and application software in engineering fields.

Take advantage of flexible class scheduling by choosing from 3 online courses (supplemented with instructor-produced videos), as well as traditional classroom formats, with day and some evening classes.

Tech Support

North’s 3 open labs have 100 computers, available to all computing students on campus. You also have access to excellent tutoring services online and through the Math Learning Center.



North really resonated with me and helped me decide where I wanted to go. I took prereqs (already had an AA) and loved my classes, instructors and involvement with the Feminist Alliance.

—Branden Bean Drake
UW Bothell, Computer Science and Software Engineering

Schaffer Creates Videos for Online Computer Science Classes

Dennis Schaffer
Computer Science & Engineering Faculty

Dennis Schaffer loves teaching and believes there’s no substitute for watching somebody do something, so he creates video material for his online computer science courses.

Computer Science Department

Program Coordinator
Barbara Goldner
(206) 934-3739

Math & Science Division

IB 2429
Division Contacts
(206) 934-3746
(206) 934-3748 (fax)
Mailing Address
NSC Math & Science Division
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
Alissa Agnello

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