Computer Science

Computer Science

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  • Why Go Into Computer Science
  • Careers
  • History of Computers
  • Why Should You Go into Computer Science?

    Computer science is a part of just about everything in our lives today, from the cars we drive and the movies we watch to the many ways we all interact with each other. Understanding the many facets of computer science is a necessary skill for any educated person in the 21st century. Whether you want to create the next great application or simply want to map your next big idea, studying computer science will give you a competitive edge, the ability to solve complex problems, and a career that will never be obsolete. Consider the things you would need to give up if you were to live without computers:

    • Social networking
    • Transportation
    • Medical systems
    • Commerce
    • Entertainment
  • Career Information

    All career information and statistics listed below are based off of the State of Oregon. For more information go to our Career Coach page.

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  • History of the Computer

    1. 1976

      Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak start Apple Computers and roll out the Apple I.

      Apples Apple I computer
    2. 1977

      Jobs and Wozniak incorporate Apple and show the Apple II at the first West Coast Computer Faire. It offers color graphics and incorporates an audio cassette drive for storage.

      Apples Apple II computer
    3. 1979

      Word processing becomes a reality as MicroPro International releases WordStar.

      WordStars CD
    4. 1981

      The first IBM personal computer, code-named "Acorn," is introduced. It uses Microsoft's MS-DOS operating system. It also popularizes the term PC.

      IBM's First Computer
    5. 1983

      Apple's Lisa is the first personal computer with a GUI. It flops but eventually evolves into the Macintosh. The Gavilan SC is the first portable computer with the familiar flip form factor and the first to be marketed as a "laptop."

      Apple's Lisa Computer
    6. 1985

      Microsoft announces Windows, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. This was the company's response to Apple's GUI. Commodore unveils the Amiga 1000, which features advanced audio and video capabilities.

      Microsoft Windows Boot Screen
    7. 1994

      PCs become gaming machines as "Command & Conquer," "Alone in the Dark 2," "Theme Park," "Magic Carpet," "Descent," and "Little Big Adventure" are among the games to hit the market.

    8. 1996

      Sergey Brin and Larry Page develop the Google search engine at Stanford University.

    9. 2001

      Apple unveils the Mac OS X operating system, which provides protected memory architecture and pre-emptive multi-tasking, among other benefits. Not to be outdone, Microsoft rolls out Windows XP, which has a significantly redesigned GUI.

    10. 2004

      Mozilla's Firefox 1.0 challenges Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Facebook launches.

    11. 2005

      YouTube is founded. Google acquires Android.

    12. 2007

      The iPhone brings computer functions to the smartphone.

    13. 2009

      Microsoft launches Windows 7, which offers the ability to pin applications to the taskbar and advances in touch and handwriting recognition.

    14. 2010

      Apple unveils the iPad.

    15. 2012

      Facebook gains 1 billion users on October 4.

    16. 2016

      The first reprogrammable quantum computer was created.

Server Room/Lab

LBCC's Server room that students get to use to enhance their learning during the program


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Joseph Jess
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Dodi Coreson
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Joe Paris
My name is Ziko Rizk. I teach Computer Systems and Project Management classes. I have 31 years of private industry experience (most of it with Hewlett-Packard) and have been teaching since 2009.
Ziko Rizk
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Parker Swanson