Computer Science

Associate of Science Course of Study

Recommended basic skills standards are

This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year school to obtain a baccalaureate degree. Individual courses are needed by students who wish to use the computer to solve problems in engineering, mathematics, sciences, and social sciences leading toward careers in telecommunications, computer design, and computer applications within various science and engineering fields. These courses are also of interest to people who are striving to master their personal computers.

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this course of study can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

OR

 

 

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

or

 

 

HIS 265

Writing About History: CO3

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

3

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours minimum (credit hours over three [3] will be applied to the electives category). Full list of requirements.

Suggested Course

MAT 201

Calculus I: MA1

5

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours gtPathways Arts and Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4). Full list of requirements.

History

Three (3) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, SS3). Full list of requirements.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Twelve (12) credit hours gtPathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1). One (2 course) lab sequence in any gtPathways science discipline (SC1); additional gtPathways lab science course (SC1).

Suggested Courses

GEY 111

Physical Geology w/Lab: SC1

4

PHY 211

Physics: Calculus-Based I w/Lab: SC1

5

PHY 212

Physics: Calculus-Based II w/Lab: SC1

5

Electives

Twenty-one (21) credit hours selected from the AS approved course list. Please see your advisor for help choosing your electives.

Suggested Courses

CSC 160

Computer Science I: (Language)

4

CSC 161

Computer Science II: (Language)

4

CSC 225

Computer Architecture/Assembly Language Programming

4

CSC 230

C Programming: Platform

3

CSC 240

Java Programming

3

MAT 202

Calculus II: MA1

5

For transfer to UCCS, do not take any more than one course from the following.

CSC 120

Problem Solving with (Software Package)

3

CSC 126

Game Design & Development

3

CSC 220

Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic. NET

3

Total Credit Hours

60

Additional information available on the Computer Science Department website at www.ppcc.edu/csc.