Computer Science

Why major in Computer Science at San Juan College?

Our Computer Science A.S. degree program was rated the best “by far” in two-year colleges in New Mexico by the Computer Science Department at New Mexico State University. Computer Scientists, Programmers, and Software Engineers are in high demand, there is strong anticipated growth in these job areas, and salaries are very good.

The faculty at San Juan College is dedicated to classroom teaching. There is a good ratio of faculty to students so that lots of individualized attention is available to each student. Courses are scheduled to meet the needs of our students and computer science class meeting times are usually determined by a vote of current students in planning the next course in the sequence.

Our graduates who transfer to 4-year schools do very well at those institutions. Through our honors program, any SJC student graduating with honors is automatically entitled to a $1000.00 scholarship at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. This award is an annual award for each year the student attends Fort Lewis College. There are several Computer Science honors courses available.

There are many success stories among our graduates. A number of them are programmers here and in other parts of the country. Many work in local companies in various capacities in computing and IT fields.

For more information, please call Cheryl Jordan at 505 566-3374. Or send an email to