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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Computer Science, AS with Designation

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Additional information available on the Computer Science Department website.

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This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year school to obtain a baccalaureate degree. It is highly recommended that you meet with an advisor from the Computer Science Department to ensure transferability of courses. Individual courses are needed by students who wish to use the computer to solve problems in engineering, mathematics, sciences, and social sciences leading toward careers in telecommunications, computer design, and computer applications within various science and engineering fields. These courses are also of interest to people who are striving to master their personal computers.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Computer Science degree program, students should be able to:

  • Discuss ways in which technology and computers impacts individuals and society
  • Compare and contrast PC hardware and software systems as an informed consumer
  • Install and configure computer software/hardware programs
  • Use a computer operating system to manage files, folders, and drives
  • Search the internet for personal, academic, and business use
  • Use various communication tools for personal, academic, and business purpose
  • Use writing, financial/statistical, presentation and data collecting/organization tools

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Science Degrees, AS .

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours.


Five (5) credit hours

Additional coursework might be required to meet prerequisite requirements for calculus. Prerequisite courses may apply toward elective credit hours.

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours. Any one


Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours. Any two (2)


Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours. Select from

  courses with at least one GT-SC1 course. GT-SC1/GT-SC2 courses in sequence (same discipline) are recommended (and may be required depending on the receiving institution; consult the advising office). Courses must be selected in consultation with the advising office from the community college and from the intended transfer institution, if known. Seven credit minimum; additional credits in this area will be applied toward elective.

Additional Required Courses

Twelve (12) credit hours. Courses must be selected in consultation with the advising offices to ensure that the courses taken are in the preferred programming language.


Fifteen (15) credit hours are required to complete the Associate Degree with Designation. Some four-year institutions require specific courses. Meet with the Computer Science Department to ensure transferability of elective courses.

Total Credit Hours: 60

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