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How much money approximately would I spend on going to a 2 year college to major in the departnt of software engineering before transferring to a University.

I'm planning to go to SJCC

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Karin’s Answer

Hi Antonio,

I don't think there is a Department of Computer Engineering at San Jose City College. There is Computer Information Systems though, and they have programs for Associate in Science - Computer Programming and Associate in Science for transfer (and a number of other degree programs and certificates).

I left a couple of links for you below for more information on the available programs, fees and financial aid, scholarships and work study programs at SJCC. I also left links for admission at San Jose State University.

For details you really need to contact the admission offices and transfer offices at SJCC and SJSU to set up a study plan.

I hope this helps! Happy coding!

KP

Karin recommends the following next steps:

https://sjcc.edu/dept/computer-information-systems/default.aspx
https://sjcc.edu/on-campus-resources/financial-aid-and-scholarship/financial-aid.aspx
https://sjcc.edu/admissions-records/fees-refunds.aspx
https://sjcc.curricunet.com/Report/Program/GetReport/42?reportId=108
https://www.sjsu.edu/engineering/resources/future-students/transf-admin-reqs.php
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Michelle’s Answer

Hello, Antonio !

Although San Jose City College does not have a major called software engineering, you can go for an Associates degree in Computer Information Systems or Engineering. Tuition at San Jose City College is very reasonable at $1,366.00 a year. Now, you can consider Evergreen Valley College which has a STEM option for a major and that would prepare you for engineering and programming. Their tuition is $46.00 per unit. Very reasonable, too. My advice is to go for an orientation of both colleges and see which one you like better and if you'd be happy with SJCC's Computer Information major or the Engineer Major and compare it to Evergreen Valley College's STEM major. You will need to gather a lot of information to make the best choice so you will like the college and the program.

If you are thinking about San Jose State University (the actual first campus of the California State University System), that is where you would get the Bachelors degree in Software Engineering. I think you have an awesome plan but you need to round out the details, mostly consider if SJCC's Computer Information Systems or Engineering Associates Degree is what you would want.

I would also advise doing an orientation at San Jose State University so you can get an idea of what program from city college would be good to connect with their Software Engineering program. But I think that you will be getting a fabulously great deal with the city colleges because the tuition is very reasonable and then transferring to San Jose State. Most of the CSU system schools accept the courses you took for your Associates at the nearby community colleges. Last year at San Jose State University, the tuition was $7,899.00 per year but you can visit the campus and find out what the tuition would be the semester you enroll in.

As for expenses, you can consider commuting and that would save you on housing expenses. The website for San Jose State University might have a breakdown of their fees and I have left the link to their website below.

I wish you all the best !

Michelle recommends the following next steps:

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY https://www.sjsu.edu/
EVERGREEN VALLEY COLLEGE FOR STEM MAJOR (A.S. DEGREE) https://www.evc.edu/
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