Computer Science & Programming

People and businesses rely more and more on computers and digital services. Workers who can write and understand code and web tools are in high demand. Be ready to take your place in this job market with a degree or certificate from Front Range Community College.

FRCC offers the computer science, programming and web development programs you need at an affordable price and quick timeline. You can reach your goals with our one-year certificate programs or two-year associate degree programs.

Our expert faculty will teach you the skills you need in small, supportive classrooms. You can learn in person or online for maximum flexibility. Get the knowledge and tools you need to launch your career at FRCC.

Why Study Computer Science & Programming

at Front Range Community College?

Study high-demand computer skills to create solutions for people and businesses. You'll learn to use web tools or code software with our expert professors. Their hands-on classes will give you the experience you need to find a job or further your education.

Our Associate of Science (AS) in computer science will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university as a junior. In this two-year program, you'll take general education and computer science courses. FRCC's classes will prepare you to excel at the next step of your educational journey. Our Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in programming will teach you programming languages and how to write and test code. It will prepare you for the job market in two years.

We also offer two certificate programs that you can finish in two semesters. Our programming certificate will teach you programming languages, computer information systems and computer science. The web developer certificate will teach you how to code and test websites for usability and stability.

FRCC provides flexibility and convenience as you learn. You can take classes online or in person at our three campus locations. Our professors are experts at helping students in the classroom or via our online tools. No matter your option, you'll find the support and learn the skills you need for your future career.

Degree Options

AS in Computer Science

Program Locations: Online, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 60 credits (2 years)

Study computer science concepts and learn programming languages in our two-year program. You'll learn how to write and test code with our expert faculty. You'll be ready to complete a bachelor's degree in Computer Science at a four-year university.

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AAS in Programming

Program Locations: Online, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 60 credits (2 years)

Find a career as an entry-level programmer with the AAS in Programming. In our hands-on courses, you'll study:

  • Computer science and programming
  • Programming languages such as C++, Java, C# and Python
  • Database functions
  • Computer information systems
  • Networking

Please note: Although some of the courses may transfer to a four-year university, this degree program is designed for you to enter the workforce.

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Certificate Options


Program Locations: Online, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 20 credits (2 semesters)

Learn programming languages and how to write code in this one-year program. You'll also learn computer science and information systems concepts. These tools and skills will help you find a job as an entry-level computer programmer.

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Web Developer

Program Locations: Online, Boulder County, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 24 credits (2 semesters)

Learn to become a web developer in one year at FRCC. You'll study web page design, web development techniques and computer information systems. You'll learn:

  • PL/SQL
  • Scripting languages including Javascript and PHP
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • HTML and DHTML
  • Cascading stylesheets
  • CGI forms

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AS in Computer Science Transfer Options

By earning your AS in Computer Science you will be able to transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

Public Universities in Colorado

Your AS degree in computer science will transfer to the following four-year schools:

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • University of Colorado - Denver
  • University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University

Be sure to talk with your academic advisor when selecting your courses to ensure you will complete your degree on time with the classes you need.

Regis University

FRCC is proud to have a transfer agreement with Regis University. If you graduate with an AS in Computer Science, you will be able to transfer your credits to Regis University. You will be able to graduate from Regis University with a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems.

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Careers & Outcomes

Your degree or certificate program can open doors for a career in fields related to computer science, programming or web development. Although some careers may require bachelor's and graduate degrees, you'll get a strong foundation with a degree from FRCC.

Scholarship Opportunity

If you live in Larimer County and enroll in one of the certificate programs, you may be eligible for scholarship funding from the Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development (LCEWD) department. The funds may help pay for tuition, fees and other expenses. Visit the LCEWD department for more information.