Award: Associate of Sciences Degree
For more information: Contact Prof. Jerome Brown,
443-412-2125, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Advising, Career,
and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
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Computer Science is the study of the design, theory and
programming of the computer system. The Computer Science
program gives students an understanding of the problem-solving
techniques used to program the computer as well
as an understanding of the principles that govern the
conceptual organization of the computer system and its
processes. The program emphasizes the mathematical and
scientific components of programming.
Students who successfully complete the Computer Science Program will:
- Develop skills and expand their knowledge in computer science through research and self-directed study and communicate their knowledge in speaking and writing.
- Apply the defining processes of computer science - theory, abstraction, and design - to solve a wide variety of problems.
- Solve cross discipline problems through the integration of mathematics, traditional sciences and computer science principles.
- Analyze and evaluate traditional algorithms used for data reorganization and manipulation.
- Possess the necessary skills for transfer to an accredited four year institution.
This program provides the first two years of a BS degree in
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition , systems software engineers often study computer science or computer information systems. Overall, employment of computer software engineers and computer programmers is projected to increase by 32% from 2008-2018. Job prospects should be best for those with a bachelor's degree and relevant experience. Demand for computer software engineers will increase as computer networking continues to grow. For example, expanding Internet technologies have spurred demand for computer software engineers who can develop Internet, intranet, and World Wide Web applications. Likewise, electronic data-processing systems in business, telecommunications, healthcare, government, and other settings continue to become more sophisticated and complex. Implementing, safeguarding, and updating computer systems and resolving problems will fuel the demand for growing numbers of systems software engineers.
In addition, information security concerns have given rise to new software needs. Concerns over "cyber security" should result in the continued investment in software that protects computer networks and electronic infrastructure. The expansion of this technology over the next 10 years will lead to an increased need for software engineers to design and develop secure applications and systems, and to integrate them into older systems.
Recommended Course Sequence
* Electives should be chosen based upon the
requirements of the institution to which transfer
** Cannot use CIS 111