College of Idaho will start computer major

College of Idaho in Caldwell will offer a new major in computer science that blends with the schools’  liberal arts program beginning this fall.

“Our objective is to provide majors with a strong foundation in the theory and practice of computer science while encouraging them to investigate and integrate these concepts within the context of other areas of knowledge,” said Frank Jones, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science.

Among the courses students will study: programming languages, operating systems and software engineering.

Seniors will take a class in which they will use computer skills to help a business or charitable organization

“If you talk to the people who make decisions at places like Micron and Hewlett-Packard, they’ll tell you that ‘high-tech’ really depends on ‘high thinking’  and on workers who can think critically, communicate and solve difficult, complex problems,” said John Ottenhoff, vice president for academic affairs.

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