50% or more of this program can be completed online.
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.
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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|
|FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours|
|ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
| MTH 210 Calculus I|
| CSC 101 Introduction to Computer Science|
|PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics OR|
PHL 105 Technology and Values OR
PHL 250 Professional Ethics
First Semesters Total:
| MTH 211 Calculus II|
| CSC 103 Introduction to Data Structures|
| CSC 223 Computer Programming - "C++"|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS (SUNY-A) ELECTIVE OR |
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGE (SUNY-FL) ELECTIVE
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE OR |
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY (SUNY-AH) ELECTIVE#
Second Semester Total:
|THIRD SEMESTER: 17-18 Credit Hours|
| MTH 220 Discrete Mathematics|
| CSC 202 Programming Embedded Microcontrollers in C and Assembly |
| CSC 206 Digital Computer Organization |
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE***|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) ELECTIVE OR|
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-WC)
Third Semester Total:
|ENG 251 Technical Communication OR|
MTH 230 Linear Algebra*
| MTH 160 Statistics I ** OR|
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - SCIENTIFIC REASONING (MCC-SCI) ELECTIVE*
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE***|
|MCC GENERAL EDUCATION HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE|
Fourth Semester Total:
* 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.
# If below 85 on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from HIS 111, HIS 112. If 85 or above on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from: HIS 103, HIS 104, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 200, HIS 211, HIS 240, HSM 103, POS 102.
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