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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog (2017 - 2018)

Computer Science (A.S.)


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A.S. Degree

Program Description

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Computer Science is designed to provide the foundation necessary for optimal transfer to four-year degree programs. The degree meets the computer science statewide articulation agreement for transfer to the fourteen Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education institutions and other institutions participating in the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center agreements.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be prepared for transfer to a four-year program.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand and be proficient in the use of software development processes to design and develop software and solve problems in computer science.
  2. Understand and be able to apply the underlying principles of computer science and computer architecture to a variety of problem domains.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in computing and mathematical theoretical concepts at the calculus level and apply these concepts to computing problems.

Obtaining the Degree

To earn the Associate of Science degree, students must:

  • Be admitted to the program as a matriculated student.  Matriculation is restricted to those students who are suitably prepared in the areas of English, mathematics and reading as measured by placement exemption or examination.  A strong background in high school mathematics (at least pre-calculus) and sciences is preferred.

  • Satisfactorily complete all degree requirements, including General Education Requirements and Major Requirements.

Credit Hours: 32-33


Recommended Sequence of Courses


Total Credits (14)


Total Credits (15/16)


Total Credits (16/17)


Total Credits (17)


Minimum credits to earn A.S. degree: 63-64


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