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Computer Science

Computer Science is a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree program. A graduate of the program can be employed as an entry-level computer programmer, engineering assistant, computer operator, or may be able to continue his/her education in the computer field at a four-year degree-granting institution. The objective of the program is to develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills using current programming languages with modern computer systems. Hands-on software programming occupies a significant amount of the student’s time. Computers for student use are available on each campus.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Communicate effectively in writing, verbal and electronic formats.
  • Apply problem solving techniques to various situations within the computer science and related fields.
  • Design, write, and test well-defined, complete, logical programs that meet the defined specifications.
  • Prepare accurate program documentation.
  • Discuss the ethical and societal ramifications of the use of software and the computer.
  • Apply the concepts and techniques of computation, algorithms, and software design to problems in applied fields.
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Career Options

Graduates of this program can be employed as entry-level computer programmers, engineering assistants, computer operators, or may continue their education in the computer field at a four-year degree-granting institution.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Applied Science Degree

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