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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm

About the Program

This Associate of Science degree with a concentration in Computer Science prepares students for entry-level positions as software developers. The program instills students with fundamental concepts and provides them with hands-on experience developing software applications. Student will be able to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the computer industry.

This major also provides a foundation for transfer into a 4-year computer science program. The program includes courses from the field of study curriculum for computer science that has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Current Awards:


About the Program Coordinator: Qi Wang

Teaching Philosophy

I believe every student has a potential. As an instructor, I will teach in a way in which students learn, and help each student to reach their full potential. I will encourage students to explore related majors/fields, and to build their career path on their strengths.

Education and working experience

  • Master of Computer Science California State University, Northridge
  • Master of Chemical Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, P.R.C
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, P.R.C
  • 10 plus years of experience as a developer/designer, program coordinator, and educator


Useful Links:

Job Links:



CareerBuilder - Software Developer Jobs in USA

PayScale - Software Developer Salary (United States)


Software Developer Conferences:

Software Development Conferences (a listing of conferences around the world)

Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges - South Central Region

GDC - Game Developers Conference


Java SE Certifications:

Oracle University - Java SE Certifications

Academic Departments

Program Coordinator

Qi Wang
Phone: (210) 486-4401
Office: MLH-201

Area Contacts

Emily Coppin
Administrative Specialist
Phone: (210) 486-4352
Office: MLH-201

Shierly Rivera
Administrative Associate
Phone: (210) 486-4354
Office: MLH-201

Heather McCreery
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: (210) 486-4360
Office: MLH-201A