Computer Science AS

The Computer Science program is designed primarily for those students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and major in computer science.

The program meets the competencies and requirements specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Transfer Agreement Oversight Committee (TAOC) for seamless transfer to schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

A graduate should be able to:

  • design solutions to quantitative problems by applying algorithm design.
  • design solutions to quantitative problems using programming support tools.
  • exhibit an ability to communicate effectively in a professional technical environment.
  • demonstrate an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, and security issues for programming professionals.
  • demonstrate knowledge of mathematical principles required for work in computer science.
  • construct program solutions using various data structures and testing techniques complete with supporting documentation and testing plans.
  • construct program solutions that include testing techniques, testing plans, and supporting documentation.

Curriculum

First Semester

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective ANT 104, HIS 102 or HIS 205 3
Elective CIS 110 or CIS 155 3
CIS 111 Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts 3
Elective
(16 Credit Hours)
BIO 121, CHE 121 or PHY 121 4

Second Semester

Elective ART 101, ART 102ART 103 or MUS 110 3
Elective BIO 122, CHE 122 or PHY 122 4
MAT 125 Discrete Mathematics 3
CIS 111B Computer Science II: Object-Oriented Programming 3
Elective
(16 Credit Hours)
ENG 221 or ENG 222 3

Third Semester

Elective PSY 101 or SOC 101 3
MAT 190 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
CIS 112 Computer Science III: Data Structures and Algorithms 3
CIS 245
(13 Credit Hours)
Database Management Systems /SQL 3

Fourth Semester

SPC 120 Public Speaking 3
Elective CIS 3
Elective CIS 3
CIS 126 Computer Architecture and Organization 3
Elective
(15 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 10: Exercise and Health Sciences 3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 60

Students should confer with their advisor or a counselor before or during the first semester to be certain that the specific electives taken are the best choices for the four-year institution(s) of their choice.

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