Computer Science

Get on the computer science career track in this two-year transfer program.

Monroe Community College's computer science associate degree transfer program helps you develop sharp analytical and creative skills so you can thrive in a computer science bachelor's degree program and a rewarding career after you graduate. MCC has transfer agreements that offer computer science students seamless academic transition to four-year universities nearby, such as RIT and University of Rochester, as well as across the country.

With a strong foundation at MCC, and a bachelor's degree, you'll be ready to work in positions like these:

  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer science teacher
  • Software developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer and information systems manager

Explore the Principles behind the Software, the Devices, and the Networks

Your computer science professors, from the information & computer technologies department, are all accomplished in the field and will challenge you to hone your creative and analytical skills, using up-to-date computer technology in classrooms and labs. Through second year electives, you'll have the option to explore areas that fit your career goals and interests—including computer science, mathematics and natural science.

Your coursework will prepare you to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in computer science at many schools, including:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY University at Buffalo
  • University of Rochester
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Upon graduation, you'll be entering a growing field with a strong background in software development and information systems. Start your career with employers like these:

  • Frontier Communications
  • Xerox Corp
  • Constellation Brands
  • Carestream Health
  • University of Rochester
  • Paychex Inc.

To find out more about the computer science associate degree from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Information and Computer Technologies

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

CIP Code: 11.0701
MCC Program Code: CS01
NYSED Code (BRI): 82312

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

Description
The program includes the study of the underlying principles as well as the specific applications of information manipulation. Offering both theoretical and applied courses designed to develop the creativity and other patterns of thought required of the professional computer scientist.
This curriculum is recommended for students preparing to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in Computer Science.
Completion of CSC 101 (or CIS 100 and CSC 101) with a grade of C or higher is required before taking any other CSC course.
As a basic transfer program intended to accommodate students with varied career goals in the computer science field, the curriculum makes available several elective options in the second year. They include courses in computer science, mathematics, and natural science. Such flexibility will allow the student to pursue a course of study consistent with his or her needs.
RECOMMENDED PREPARATION: Students who plan to complete this program in two years should have successfully completed four years of high school mathematics (including Precalculus), and two years of laboratory sciences. Three years of laboratory sciences are recommended.
(Housed in the Information and Computer Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Apply the techniques of the software development life cycle.
2) Explain computer architecture implementation as a collection of digital circuitry.
3) Write computer programs that implement common data structures.
4) Develop practical systems by programming embedded microcontrollers.
5) Design software using the principles of object-oriented programming.
6) Implement software systems using the principles of object-oriented programming.
7) Combine mathematical concepts and algorithms to engineer computerized solutions.
8) Explain the ethical behavior to be used in the computing profession and in society.
9) Communicate effectively on topics relating to computer technologies.
10) Work effectively on collaborative team projects and activities.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Pre-calculus (Pre-calculus in high school with an 85 or Math 175 at MCC). Physics recommended.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 210 Calculus I
4
CSC 101 Introduction to Computer Science
4
PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics OR
PHL 105 Technology and Values OR
PHL 250 Professional Ethics
3
First Semesters Total:
14
SECOND SEMESTER
MTH 211 Calculus II
4
CSC 103 Introduction to Data Structures
4
CSC 223 Computer Programming - "C++"
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS (SUNY-A) ELECTIVE OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGES (SUNY-FL) ELECTIVE
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY (SUNY-AH) ELECTIVE
3
Second Semester Total:
17
THIRD SEMESTER: 17-18 Credit Hours
MTH 220 Discrete Mathematics
3
CSC 202 Programming Embedded Microcontrollers in C and Assembly
4
CSC 206 Digital Computer Organization
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE***
4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) ELECTIVE OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-WC)
3
Third Semester Total:
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
ENG 251 Technical Communication OR
MTH 230 Linear Algebra*
3-4
MTH 160 Statistics I ** OR
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - SCIENTIFIC REASONING (MCC-SCI) ELECTIVE*
3-4
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE***
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE**
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
2
Fourth Semester Total:
14-16
TOTAL CREDITS:
62-64
* Check with advisor for transfer institution requirements. For students opting for the MCC-SCI option, choose any qualifying course with BIO, CHE, GEG, GEO, or PHY prefix except for the following: BIO 117, 120, 123, 217, 290; CHE 100,110,145, 290; GEG 102,131,135, 200, 201, 211, 215, 218, 230, 239, 290; GEO 290; PHY 100, 105, 120, 121, 131, 132, 141, 290.
** Choose from: CSC 214 ,215, 225, or CPT 210.
***A natural science sequence is recommended for students seeking transfer to some institutions. Please consult with advisor for proper course selection.

Revised 7/27/2018
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