Computer Science

Degree Type
Associate in Science

The Computer Science Curriculum provides a strong foundation for students interested in transferring to a bachelor’s degree in computer science or other computer-related fields or entering the workforce. The combination of theoretical and applied courses provides the student with the concepts and reinforces them with hands-on experience. The curriculum has been strongly influenced by the Association of Computing Machinery’s (ACM) guidelines for associate degrees in software. Students completing this curriculum will have knowledge in the following areas:

  • Programming language such as C++ and Java
  • Data Structures such as stacks, queues, and linked lists
  • Object oriented programming
  • Systems Analysis based on UML
  • Database design and management

Technical Standards: Please refer to Technical Standards for details regarding this program.

At the completion of the degree in Software Development, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply critical-thinking skills to identify, analyze and solve problems.
  2. Communicate software development related information effectively to a diverse audience using visual and written modes.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply all facets of the software development life cycle during a project.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to follow a systematic progression of software development and refinement when designing and developing software for a project.
  5. Participate effectively as a member of a software development team.
  6. Articulate an understanding of the need for lifelong learning.
  7. Develop software programs with up-to-date tools and techniques of the discipline.

In addition, the graduate will be able to demonstrate competency in the general education outcomes.

Sub-Total Credits
64
Total Credits
64
Course Sequencing
Item #
Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credits
Humanities/Fine Arts/Philosophy or Global Awareness  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
17
Item #
Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credits
English/Communications Core and Elective Requirements  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Recommended Lab Science courses are Calculus-Based Physics I and Physics II for Associate in Science Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics

Item #
Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credits
Science Core Requirement  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
17

For Computer Science Degree, Includes CSCI, CSCN, ELET, MATH, or BCPT courses or PHYS130N, PHYS131N, PHYS230N or PHYS231N.

Item #
Title
Class Hours
Lab Hours
Credits
Elective in Major  +
3
Behavioral Social Science Core Requirement  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12