Computer Science. Associate in Science

Computers have had a dramatic effect on today’s society and influence almost every aspect of business, science, engineering, media broadcasting, education and social life.  Computing will continue to grow and offer a wide range of career opportunities.  The Computer Science program is a two-year preparatory curriculum for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year institution and complete their major in the computer science field. This curriculum is fully compliant with Pennsylvania Statewide Program-to-Program Articulation Agreement (TAOC) as promulgated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  This Agreement assures that the Computer Science student can transfer their full degree into a baccalaureate program at a participating Pennsylvania affiliated institution, transferring with full junior class standing.  (This includes all PASSHE institutions.) Students enrolled in this degree are strongly encouraged to choose their transfer school as soon as practical, then consult that institution, their Faculty Advisor or the DCCC Transfer Office to ensure that their course of study will be consistent with be consistent with the requirements of their transfer institution.  The Associate in Science degree is awarded at the completion of the program.

Program Outcomes

  • Implement algorithms and data structures using fundamental programming skills
  • Identify and use current industry standards in the field of computer science.
  • Apply analytical skills to assess how to solve problems.
  • Understand the importance of interpersonal communication skills, team skills and the dynamics of collaboration in problem solving.
  • Understand and apply the process of software development including design, implementation, documentation and testing.
  • Describe the professional, cultural, legal and ethical issues related to computer science.
  • Identify career paths available in computer science and determine professional education and training standards.

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First Semester (17 credits)

ENG 100 - Composition I3
MAT 160 - Calculus I4
DPR 100 - Introduction to Information Technology3
DPR 108 - Introduction to Computer Science3
Social Science elective (3 credits)

Third Semester (17 credits)

DPR 212 - Data Structures & Algorithms4
Science/Lab Elective - 4 credits
Humanities Elective/Social Science Elective - 3 credits
Social Science Elective - 3 credits

Business/Mathematics Elective: Choose from BUS 220, MAT 210 or  MAT 230 - 3 credits

Fourth Semester (17-18 credits)

DPR 205 - Introduction to Java Programming4
Science/Lab Elective - 4 credits
Humanities Elective - 3 credits
Humanities Elective - 3 credits

DPR Elective: DPR, IMM or NET elective - 3-4 credits

Total Credits: 66-67


Computer Science, AS-012014