School and Ranking Information
The majority of schools offering information technology degree programs in or near Oxnard, CA, are 2-year colleges. Based on ranking, school type and number of degrees conferred in the field of study, the following university is considered a top school in the Oxnard area for information technology studies:
- Winner: California State University Channel Islands is the only 4-year school within 25 miles of Oxnard, CA, that offers programs in information technology. The school also awards the highest number of degrees in information technology in the area. Students can pursue a bachelor's degree in information technology or computer science.
School Info Chart
|Category||California State University Channel Islands|
|Ranking||#75 (tie) Best Regional Universities in the West (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $6,471 (in state); $17,631 (out-of-state)**|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||15**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||52%**|
|Noteworthy||New facility housing computer science labs opened in 2014***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***California State University Channel Islands
California State University Channel Islands
- Internships in computer science available
- Students have access to state-of-the-art computer facilities
- The university tied for the 29th best regional public school in the West in 2015, according to U.S. News and World Report
California State University Channel Islands opened in 2002 and serves more than 5,000 students in 23 major and 26 minor programs. The university's computer science programs include a bachelor's degree in information technology and a bachelor's degree in computer science.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program consists of 121 total credits in math, databases, networking, computer architecture and programming. Core courses include operating systems, database design and theory, IT computer networks, management information systems and Web programming. There are also science and math requirements. Technical electives include programming languages, IT computer graphics, artificial intelligence, IT neural networks, computer gaming and software engineering. Students must also complete a capstone project in project management or information technology.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program stresses interdisciplinary applications in business and science. Math coursework includes statistics and probabilities, math reasoning and logic, algorithm analysis, calculus and linear algebra. Interdisciplinary courses include game design and development, computer gaming and human-computer interaction. Electives include databases, computer networks, object-oriented programming, computer graphics, UNIX for programmers and technical writing.