Computer Science, A.S.

Associate of Science

The curriculum is designed primarily for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree in computer science. The curriculum emphasizes the study of the science of computing and the use of computing in a scientific setting.

Transfer Information

Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet the requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Recommended Preparation Information

Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English and 4 units of college preparatory mathematics.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CSC 221 Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming 3
1HIS Elective 3
2,3MTH 167 PreCalculus with Trigonometry 5
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 15
2nd Semester
CSC 222 Object Oriented Programming 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
MTH 263 Calculus I 4
4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total 14
3rd Semester
CSC 223 Data Structures and Analysis of Algorithms 4
Choose One
CSC 208 Introduction to Discrete Structures 3
MTH 288 Discrete Mathematics 3
5MTH 264 Calculus II 4
6 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total 15
4th Semester
Choose One
CSC 205 Computer Organization 3
CSC 215 Computer Systems 3
MTH 265 Calculus III 4
4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
7 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
8 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
9 Technical Elective 3 - 4
Total 16-18
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 60-62
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming
CSC
221
3
Elective
1HIS
3
2,3MTH
167
5
ENG
111
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
SDV
101
1
Total 15
2nd Semester
Object Oriented Programming
CSC
222
4
ENG
112
3
MTH
263
4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
4
3
Total 14
3rd Semester
Data Structures and Analysis of Algorithms
CSC
223
4
Choose One
CSC
208
3
MTH
288
3
5MTH
264
4
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
6
4
Total 15
4th Semester
Choose One
CSC
205
3
Computer Systems
CSC
215
3
MTH
265
4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
4
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
7
4
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
8
3
Technical Elective
9
3 - 4
Total 16-18
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 60-62

CSC courses used for this program may not be more than 10 years old, unless approved by the academic dean. 

1 Select any HIS course listed under the social/behavioral science courses in General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Students will come to this program with different levels of preparation. If precalculus is needed, begin with MTH 167 (or MTH 161 and MTH 162). If placed out of precalculus, begin with MTH 263 and replace the precalculus credits with two electives from footnote #3 that total five credits or more. 

May choose from the following list: CSC 205, CSC 208, CSC 215, MTH 265, MTH 266, MTH 288, PHY 201 or any science listed on footnote #6 and #7.  Students should consult a faculty advisor and their transfer institution to select appropriate courses.  

See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Students must choose courses from two of the three areas listed. Credit will not be applied if student takes two courses from the same area. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

MTH 245 may be used for this requirement if the student's transfer institution requires it.

Physical and life science elective must be selected from the following: BIO 101 , CHM 111, PHY 241, GOL 105, or GOL 106. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

7 Physical and life science elective must be selected from the following: BIO 102, CHM 112, PHY 242, GOL 105, or GOL 106. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Approved technical elective courses: PHY 201, CSC 205, EGR 121, EGR 122, EGR 270, CST 100, CST 110, MTH 265, or MTH 266. Any science listed on footnote #6 and #7.