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 Coordinator for Transfer and Articulation 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

General Education requirements must be met before the AS degree will be granted. The curriculum listed on this page is required for an AS degree in Computer Science. Students may be required to complete certain degree requirements in the evening. Any exception must have the written consent of the chair of the Division of Natural and Health Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology.

Degree requirements for the Computer Science A.S. program
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
CS 120 Foundations of Computer Science 3
BUS 225 Microcomputer Application Software 3
Behavioral/Social Sciences * 3
Math ** 3
Health or Physical Education 1
16
SECOND SEMESTER
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
CS 238 Java 3
Behavioral/Social Sciences * 3
Math ** 4
Humanities *** 3
16
THIRD SEMESTER
CS 239 Java II 3
CS 222 Programming in C/C++ 3
CS 215 Systems Analysis and Design 3
MATH 212 Discrete Math 3
Science 4
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
ENGL 201-206
OR
ENGL 221
OR
ENGL 222
Effective Speech: Public Address
OR
Effective Speech: Group Discussion
3
MATH 203
OR
MATH 210
Linear Algebra
OR
Data Structures
3
HIST 101
OR
HIST 102
OR
HIST 103
OR
HIST 104
OR
HIST 105
Western Civilization I
OR
Western Civilization II
OR
Pre-History and Early American History
OR
19th Century American History
OR
America in the 20th and 21st Centuries
3
Science 4
16
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 64

* Choose one: PSY 101, SOC 101, ECON 201 or 202, ANTH 101, GIS 111 or GIS 205
** Minimum mathematics requirements: MATH 108 and 201
*** ART 139, 103, 104, 106, 112, 113, 131, 160, 215, 221, 231, 250, 251, 255, 260; MUSI 104, 112, 154, 158; THA 101, 113, 152; PHIL 203
Must be a sequence of one of the following: BIOL 103-104 or BIOL 225-106, CHEM 103-104, PHYS 103-104 or PHYS 200-201, GEOL 110-111