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  Oct 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Computer Science-Technical Emphasis, A.A.


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The Computer Science-Technical Emphasis curriculum focuses on algorithms, theoretical foundations of computer science, and development of software. A strong foundation in mathematics and science is needed for this emphasis. Graduates of this emphasis will be prepared to work for a variety of companies including those that have a software, engineering, scientific or mathematical focus. Universities may have multiple computer degree programs, often located in different departments, which build on the recommendations for the Computer Science-Technical Emphasis. This major is typically found in a department named Computer Science or Mathematics and Computer Science or within a College of Engineering. Some schools may not require all of the courses listed below.

Suggested Curriculum


I. General Education Core (37-38)


Area A: Communication (9 credits)


Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)


Select three courses from the list for Area B  with at least one course selected from humanities and one from fine arts.

Area C: Mathematics (3 credits)


Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credits)


Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)


Select three courses in at least two different disciplines from the list for Area E  including:

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (6)


Select one programming language sequence from the following: *


* It is strongly recommended (and may be required at some senior institutions) that both programming courses are in the same language and be taken at the same school before transfer. Consult the senior institution that you are considering, since different schools have different requirements. Students will need to demonstrate mastery of the language used by that institution.

III. Electives (18-19)


Select additional courses from the list of courses approval for transfer or contact the universities you are considering.

Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits


Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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