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Computer Science
Associate in Arts


The AA degree with Computer Science emphasis is for students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in computer science.

If you are not well prepared in high school math at least through a second year algebra course (following geometry), you should plan, with your advisor, a three-year program to prepare you for transfer to a four-year college or university. The emphasis in the first year should be on strengthening your math, basic science, communication, and reading skills.

The given sequence begins with MATH& 141, Pre-Calculus I. If possible start with MATH& 151, Calculus I.

Except for the sequences of mathematics, physics, and English composition, the order in which courses are taken is not important

It is extremely important that you, the student, identify the institution you intend to transfer to as soon as possible as some computer science programs have specific general education requirements and prerequisites.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program should be able to:

  1. Script static web pages
  2. Code dynamic web pages.
  3. Install and operate simple web servers.
  4. Install and configure routers in small-scale networks using RIP, OSPF, and/or IGRP.
  5. Install and configure security programs.
  6. Install and configure TCP/IP protocols.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

Fall Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I (M) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF 5
  Total Credits 18

Winter Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 102 English Composition II (C) 5
MATH& 142 Pre-Calculus II (M) 5
  Social Scienc Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, First Year

CS& 131 C++ Programming  
CS& 141 JAVA: Object Oriented Programming I 5
MATH& 151 Calculus I (M) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 15

Fall Quarter, Second Year

PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I (S) 5
  Elective 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, Second Year

  Elective 5
              Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, Second Year

MATH 228 Discrete Mathematics (M) 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Recommended Electives

MATH 118 Linear Algebra (M)
MATH& 152 Calculus II (M)
PHYS& 222 Engineering Physics II (S)
PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III (S)

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

Updated 2014