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Computer Science (A.S. Degree) | Program Requirements | Monroe Community College
COMPUTER SCIENCE
A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
Department: Information and Computer Technologies

CIP Code: 11.0701

MCC Program Code: CS01

NYSED Code (BRI): 82312

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

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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 RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
PHL 105 Technology and Values3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE*3
MTH 210 Calculus I4
CSC 101 Introduction to Computer Science4
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION1
Total18
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
LITERATURE ELECTIVE3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE*3
MTH 211 Calculus II4
CSC 103 Introduction to Data Structures4
CSC 223 Computer Programming - "C++"3
Total17
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
MTH 220 Discrete Mathematical Structures3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE**4
CSC 202 Assembly Language Programming of Embedded Microcontrollers4
CSC 206 Digital Computer Organization3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE*3
Total17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17-18 Credit Hours
ENG 251 Technical Writing3
MTH 160 Statistics I OR
MTH 212 Calculus III
3-4
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE**4
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE****3
COMPUTER SCIENCE ELECTIVE***3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION1
Total17-18
TOTAL CREDITS69-70

* Recommended Social Science Electives: ECO 111 and ECO 112, HIS 108 or HIS 112, PSY 101, SOC 101.
** Natural Science Electives: PHY 161-261 (recommended for transfer), PHY 154-155, CHE 151-152, BIO 155-156, GEO 101-102.
*** Computer Science Electives: CSC 225, CPT 210, CSC 214, CSC 215.
**** May be chosen from Social Science, Humanities, Math or Natural Science.


NOTES: For any elective, consideration should be given to the requirements of the four-year institution to which the student plans to transfer.

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