Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Associate in Science, Computer Science
Major: 8601
First Term: 2019 Fall
Award Type: AS

CIP Code: 11.0701
Program Availability: CG, EM, GC, GW, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM
Total Credits: 60-64
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as:
15-1151.00 Computer User Support Specialists

Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
15-1121.00 Computer Systems Analysts
15-1122.00 Information Security Analysts
15-1131.00 Computer Programmers
15-1132.00 Software Developers, Applications
15-1133.00 Software Developers, Systems Software
15-1141.00 Database Administrators
15-1142.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
15-1143.00 Computer Network Architects


Description: The Associate in Science (AS), Computer Science degree provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in computer science. With an associate degree, students may seek employment as a computer user support specialist. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue employment opportunities in several careers, including computer network architects, computer programmers, computer systems analysts, database administrators, information security analysts, network and computer systems administrators, and/or software developers in a number of sectors including arts, sciences, manufacturing, engineering, medicine, energy, and security.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Write programs in a variety of programming languages and computing environments. (CSC110++, CSC/EEE120, CSC205++, CSC/EEE230, CSC240++, ECE102)
2. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics to model situations in a variety of disciplines. (CSC110++, CSC/EEE120, CSC205++, CSC/EEE230, CSC240++, ECE102)
3. Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution. (CSC110++, CSC/EEE120, CSC205++, CSC/EEE230, CSC240++, ECE102, ECE103, CRE101)
4. Design, implement, and evaluate a software solution to meet required specifications. (CSC110++, CSC/EEE120, CSC205++, CSC/EEE230, CSC240++, ECE102, CRE101)
5. Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of software, and demonstrate an understanding of tradeoffs involved in design choices. (CSC110++, CSC/EEE120, CSC205++, CSC/EEE230, CSC240++, ECE102, ECE103)
6. Demonstrate creativity, adaptability, and flexibility in solving problems. (CSC110++, CSC/EEE120, CSC205++, CSC/EEE230, CSC240++, ECE102, ECE103, MAT227, MAT230, MAT231, [FYC], [SQ], (COM))
7. Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity. (CSC110++, CSC/EEE120, CSC205++, CSC/EEE230, CSC240++, ECE102)
8. Demonstrate ethical reasoning and professional conduct in computing disciplines. (CSC110++, CSC/EEE120, CSC205++, CSC/EEE230, CSC240++, ECE102, ECE103, [FYC], (COM))
9. Collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds to accomplish a common goal. (CSC110++, CSC/EEE120, CSC205++, CSC/EEE230, CSC240++, ECE102, ECE103, [FYC], [SQ], (COM), CRE101)
10. Effectively communicate with a variety of audiences orally, visually, and in writing. (CSC110++, CSC/EEE120, CSC205++, CSC/EEE230, CSC240++, ECE102, ECE103, [FYC], [SQ], (COM), CRE101)
11. Demonstrate the ability to learn and adapt in a constantly evolving technical environment. (CSC110++, CSC/EEE120, CSC205++, CSC/EEE230, CSC240++)
Required Courses
+ CSC110 Introduction to Computer Science (Java) (3) OR
+ CSC110AA Introduction to Computer Science (Java) (3) OR
+ CSC110AB Introduction to Computer Science (Java) (4) 3-4
Students intending to transfer to NAU should take CSC110AB.

+ CSC/EEE120 Digital Design Fundamentals (4)

+ CSC205 Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (3) OR
+ CSC205AA Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (3) OR
+ CSC205AB Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (4) OR
+ CSC205AC Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (4) OR
+ CSC205AD Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures (4) 3-4
Students intending to transfer to NAU should take CSC205AB OR CSC205AC OR CSC205AD.

+ CSC/EEE230 Computer Organization and Assembly Language (4)
+ MAT227 Discrete Mathematical Structures 3

+ MAT230 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
+ MAT231 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4) 4-5
Credits: 21-24

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 11, 2018

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