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Computer Science and Technologies


View Computer Science: 107
View Information Systems: 109
View Computer Programming Certificate: 108
View Java Developer Certificate: 250   (See  also Web Careers) 


The computer science and technologies curricula include two transfer degree programs and one certificate curricula relevant to current knowledge and practice in the fields of computer science and information science. Completion of all the degree requirements of either the computer science track or the information systems track will lead to the award of the A.A. in computer science and technologies.

The computer science and technologies program participates in an interdisciplinary Web careers program, which includes an A.A.S. and four certificate curricula. For more information on the Web careers program, see the Web Careers page.


Computer Science: 107

Computer Science and Technologies A.A.
Revised: Effective Semester - Spring 2014

This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year degree program in computer science, or for students in mathematics, science, or technical areas who wish to acquire skills in computer software development for scientific and technical applications. The courses in the program provide an academic core of the theoretical concepts of computer science combined with the fundamentals of structured design and development techniques for computer programming.

Students are expected to demonstrate college-level skills in English, mathematics, and elementary programming.

Not all CS courses transfer to all institutions. Please consult an advisor or the transfer institution before selecting elective courses.

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
English foundation 3
  Health foundation 1-3
MA 181 Calculus I  (MATF) 4
  Speech foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
Arts distribution 3
  Humanities distribution 3
  Arts or humanities distribution 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution* 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution *  3
  Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
  Natural sciences distribution without lab 3-4
Program Requirements
CS 140Introduction to Programming **
3
CS 103 Computer Science I 4
CS 204 Computer Science II 4
CS 256 Introduction to Discrete Structures 4
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing*** or CS elective
3
MA 182 Calculus II 4
Program Electives  (Choose 5 credit hours)
    Any CS course elective or MA 282 or MA 284. 5
Total credit hours  60-63

*  The two three-credit-hour behavioral and social sciences courses must be from different disciplines. 

**   See department advisor for elective or equivalent course substitution if appropriate.  Not all CS courses transfer to all institutions. Please consult an advisor or the transfer institution before selecting elective courses.

*** EN 101, if needed, for EN 102/109. 

Program Outcomes for the Computer Science Technologies A.A. Degree - Computer Science

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Apply logical skills and mathematical concepts to analyze, design and implement computer algorithms and programs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a high level programming language.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current design techniques, I.e. Object Oriented Design

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 Java Developer Certificate: 250  


Information Systems: 109

Computer Science and Technologies A.A.
Revised: Effective Semester - Spring 2014

This transfer degree track is for students who plan to transfer to a four-year program such as information systems or information management. The curriculum is designed to present a broad coverage of concepts applying to the theory and management of information, analytical techniques in the development of computer-based information systems, and practical experience with business programming.

Due to the variation in such programs at four-year institutions, students are urged to consult an adviser about specific course selections.

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
English foundation 3
  Health foundation 1-3
  Mathematics foundation
  Speech foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
Arts distribution 3
  Humanities distribution 3
  Arts or humanities distribution 3
Behavioral and social sciences distribution * 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution * 3
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
  Natural sciences distribution without lab 3-4
Program Requirements
CS 110 Computer Concepts↑ 3
CS 136 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CS 140 Introduction to Programming 3
EN 101
Introduction to College Writing or Program Elective ***
3
Electives (Select 16 Credits) 16
Select 16 Credits

200-level CA or CS courses**

AC 201  Accounting I

AC 202  Accounting II

BA 101  Introduction to Business or MG 101 Principles of Management

CS 100 Fundamentals of Programming

CS 103 Computer Science I

EC 201  Principles of Economics I

EC 202  Principles of Economics II

MA 116  Elements of Statistics or BA 210 Statistics for Business and Economics

 
Total credit hours  60-63

* The two three-credit hour behavioral and social sciences (BSSD) courses must be from different disciplines.  Contact department advisor for transfer requirements for specific schools.  Students applying to business schools should consider using economics as an elective because it meets transfer and BSSD requirements.  If you have any questions, please see a department advisor.

** Select electives based on transfer institution requirements.  See an adviser for assistance and use ARTSYS for Maryland transfer school requirements,  http://artweb.usmd.edu 

*** EN 101, if needed, for EN 102/109.  

↑  May be replaced by another CS course with departmental consent.

 
Program Outcomes for the Computer Science Technologies A.A. - Computer Science

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Analyze components of computer information systems.
  • Analyze, design, and implement computer programs using a high level programming language.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in analysis and design techniques.

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Computer Programming Certificate: 108

Revised: Effective Semester - Fall 2005

Gainful Employment Information for the Computer Programming Certificate

This certificate curriculum emphasizes software development and computer programming skills. The curriculum provides flexibility in the student's choice of programming languages. Students should consult an adviser before beginning the curriculum.

CS 110 Computer Concepts* 3
CS 140 Introduction to Programming 3
  Intermediate languages† 6-7
  Advanced language‡ 3 -4
  CS elective or department-approved CA elective 3
Total credit hours 18 -20

* May be replaced by another CS course with departmental consent.
† Select two courses from CS103, CS213, CS215, CS226, or other department approved language.
‡ The advanced language must correspond to one of the intermediate languages chosen.

Program Outcomes for the Computer Programming Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Analyze, design, and implement computer programs.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge in one high-level programming language.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a second high-level programming language.

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Refer to course description pages to identify courses with prerequisites.
Courses in italics meet General Education requirements
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