COMPUTER SCIENCE A.S.

A mathematics and computer programming based program designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor of science degree program.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Develop programs that are modular in design to ensure ease of maintenance and future development
  • Create and manage sequential files, random files and databases
  • Develop programs with proper documentation and error trapping procedures
  • Effectively compose both written and oral communications including the use of technology presentations
  • Apply an understanding of theoretical and applied mathematics and their applications in Computer Science
  • Possess an awareness of various career options
  • Continue your education at a 4-year institution

ACADEMIC PREPARATION

Three years of high school mathematics required; four years of mathematics recommended.

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

Transfer to a four-year school for training as a software programmer, applications programmer, or systems analyst.

TRANSFER INFORMATION

Students should contact their advisor and/or the transfer counselor in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for information on transfer planning. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
C.S. 120 Foundations of Computer Science 3
BUS 225 Microcomputer Application Software 3
Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
Math 3
Health 1
16
SECOND SEMESTER
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
C.S. 200 Programming in Visual Basic 3
Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
Math 3
Humanities 3
Physical Education 1
16
THIRD SEMESTER
ENGL 201-206
OR
ENGL 221
OR
ENGL 222
Effective Speech: Public Address
OR
Effective Speech: Group Discussion
3
C.S. 222 Programming in C/C++ 3
C.S. 215 Systems Analysis and Design 3
MATH 212 Discrete Math 3
Science 4
Physical Education 1
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
MATH 203 Linear Algebra 3
Liberal Arts 3
C.S. 238 Java 3
HIST 101, 102, 103, 104 or 105 History 3
Science 4
16
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 65