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Dominick Atanasio

Dominick Atanasio

Professor-Computer Science


Building: 61-1636
(909) 274-4648
datanasioAT_mtsac.edu


BS - Computer Science, Cal Poly Pomona

MS - Computer Science, Cal Poly Pomona


 

Dominick Atanasio

Hello.  My name is Dominick Atanasio and I am a professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department.  I started working full time in the computer industry in the mid-1990s as a consultant for a New Jersey consulting firm. While working there I earned my Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification for NTv4 and Windows 2000. In 2004 I was hired as the Director of IT for a publishing company. I worked there for 17 years until accepting my position at Mt. SAC as Professor of Computer Science. I earned my Associate degree in Computer Science at Los Angeles City College. I then transferred to Cal Poly Pomona where I earned Bachelor's degree, then Master's degree in Computer Science. The focus of my Master's work was Robotics. I had planned for years to transition to full-time teaching. I had experienced the satisfaction that comes from teaching as far back as my consulting job. In 2010 I purposed to make it my profession. I began teaching part-time at Cal Poly in 2016 as an adjunct professor. My personal interests are hiking/orienteering, reading, movies, and learning. In my past jobs I have not had much time for any of these except learning, however, these activities are my first choices when time allows.


I am so excited that you have decided to take Assembly Language/Machine Architecture or Data Structures and Algorithms ! Your success is important to me, so to help prepare you for the next part of your educational journey, I would like to share some information with you about my courses and classroom environments.


Click on one of my classes below to explore the structure and goals of each class.


      • CSCI 150 Spring 2023

        Online Class Search:
        ** This class will display a Building/Room number and a Meeting Time in the online class search, to indicate an in-person, on-campus class.


        Prerequisites: CSCI 110


        Class Structure:
        My class will be conducted on-campus, in a traditional classroom setting. All exams will be in the form of on-Campus traditional exams.


        Access to the textbook , CSCI 150: Assembly Language for x86 Processors, 8th Ed., by Irvine, is strongly recommended. Homework assignments will be in the form of computer projects, non-computer projects, online homework, and groupwork. Homework assignments will generally be due by the next lecture or on Sunday nights.


        Required Materials:

        Reliable Internet Connection

        Writing Utensils (Strongly Recommended)

        Paper (Printer or Lined) (Strongly Recommended)

        Scientific Calculator (Strongly Recommended)

        Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone (Strongly Recommended)


      • CSCI 240 Spring 2023

        Online Class Search:
        ** This class will display a Building/Room number and a Meeting Time in the online class search, to indicate an in-person, on-campus class.


        Prerequisites: CSCI 140 or CSCI 145


        Class Structure:
        My class will be conducted on-campus, in a traditional classroom setting. All exams will be in the form of on-Campus traditional exams.


        Access to the textbook , CSCI 220/230/240: Data Structures and Algorithms in C++, 2nd Ed., by Goodrich, is strongly recommended. Access to Visual Studio Code (Free) is required. Free access to a C++ compiler or Java JDK is also required. Homework assignments will be in the form of computer projects, non-computer projects and online homework. Homework assignments will generally be due before the next lecture or by Sunday nights.


        Required Materials:

        Reliable Internet Connection

        Writing Utensils (Strongly Recommended)

        Paper (Printer or Lined) (Strongly Recommended)

        Scientific Calculator (Strongly Recommended)

        Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone (Strongly Recommended)


Please make sure to log in to your Canvas courses daily to keep up with all announcements, materials, and due dates. Canvas can be accessed through your Mt. SAC portal or at https://mtsac.instructure.com.


My office hours will be held on-campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You are welcome to contact me for appointment availability. I look forward to working with everyone, and please feel free to email me if you have any questions.


The Math and Computer Science Department is committed to helping our students achieve their math educational goals. We want you to succeed and excel in transfer-level mathematics. We recognize your potential and are here to support you! Whether you are here to obtain a degree, complete transfer requirements, or simply expand your knowledge, we will strive to provide resources that you may need along your journey. Explore the resources below for more information on how our campus can help you achieve your educational goals.


** This information is subject to change, before the start of the term. Please contact me if you have any questions.