This 92-credit program is designed to prepare students for industry standards in networking and information technology careers and related business trades. This curriculum includes courses on a variety of operating systems, web publishing, programming, network security, and much more. Fast-paced, online, Microsoft®-based courses are also offered to students who can be employed as computer professionals.



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Chan Koh

Professor, Computer Science

Ph.D. in Economics, Seoul National University

Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering, Kyung Hee University

P.E. in Information Systems Management

M.S. in Computer Science, Yonsei University

Dr. Koh has extensive experiences in multidisciplinary learning, working and teaching such as Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Economics and Business Administration. He has 7 years of industry experiences and 35 years of teaching experience of university. He has many teaching experiences in foreign countries such as Finland, U.S.A. and United Arab Emirates. He gave many special lectures to fourteen universities in eleven countries such as U.S.A., Ireland, Finland, Japan, China, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Ethiopia and UAE about convergence technology.
He was a professor at Seoul National University of Science & Technology, Seoul, S. Korea for 35 years from 1983 and he was responsible for a Dean of College of ICT for two years from 2014. He is working at Columbia College as a Vice President/ Professor from 2017.
His teaching and research areas in Korea and foreign countries are Computer Graphics, Image Processing, Computer Game Engine Architecture, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems, Big Data Analysis with Python, ICT Economics & Policy, Culture Technology & Policy.

Daehee Seo

Professor, Director of Computer Science


Ph.D. in Computer Science, SoonChunHyang University, ChoongNam, Korea

M.A. in Computer Science, SoonChunHyang University, ChoongNam, Korea

B.S. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Dongshin University, JeonNam,


Dr. Daehee Seo is a Professor and Director of Computer Science program. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Computer Science from SoonChunHyang University, Korea, and B.S. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Dongshin University, Korea.

Dr. Seo began his professional career as a Post-Doc with the Howard University, Washington DC in 2006 and has been actively carried out research and teaching. After teaching various courses and worked for numerous projects as a senior researcher both in U.S. and Korea, Dr. Seo joined the Columbia College on November 2017 to teach Computer Science courses and mentor students. He is a member of ITU-T specialist (Q7/SG17 Websec.4 Editor), IARIA (The International Academy, Research and Industry Association), and International Committee on AICIT. His current research projects are  IoT Security, SDN Security, VTS Communication Security, Vehicle Security, Attacker Trace and Multifactor Authentication, Reverse Engineering, and Cloud computing security, Future Internet infrastructure, Big data analysis.


Ibrahim Beshir

Instructor, Computer Science


B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of District of Columbia, Washington, DC

Mr. Beshir is an adjunct faculty of Computer Science. He has B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of District of Columbia and is pursuing his master’s degree at George Mason University.

Mr. Beshir has a great field and teaching career in Computer Science and Information Technology. He started to work as an IT manager in US Army and has worked as an information system security officer and program officer at US Department of State IRM/EAP and currently works as an IT manager at the Department of State. He also taught the courses at Strayer University and works as a Cisco Academy Adjunct Professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Since he joined the Columbia College on August 2017, he has taught Software Development Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals, and Introduction to Information System.

Computer Science Prospects

  • The job opportunity in Computer Science and IT field is focused on candidates’ hands-on skills than degree. The entry level of median annual wage for computer network support specialists who can start after graduating their AAS degree in Computer Science and IT was $59,090 in May 2012.
  • Most computer support specialists have full-time work schedules which is important for all businesses.
  • Employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. More support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software. Computer support staff will be needed to respond to the installation and repair requirements of increasingly complex computer equipment and software.

Program Facts

  • Program Length: 70 weeks (MTF: 105 weeks)
  • Total Credits: 92 credits (Major – 64 credits & General Education – 28 credits)

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