Computer Science

Associate of Science Course of Study

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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.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3:

Approved GT-CO3 course*

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication

(3)

Mathematics

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

Suggested Courses

Note: It is recommended that transfer students take MAT 201.

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

MAT 201

Calculus I: MA1

4

History

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

Art and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours. Two guaranteed transfer courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4). Full list of requirements.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours. Two guaranteed transfer courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, SS3, HI1). Full list of requirements.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Twelve (12) credit hours. One (2 course) lab sequence in any guaranteed transfer science discipline (SC1); additional guaranteed transfer lab science course (SC1). Additional credits over 12 will be included in the electives category. Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

Note: It is recommended that transfer students take PHY 211 and PHY 212

BIO 111

General College Biology I w/Lab: SC1

5

BIO 112

General College Biology II w/Lab: SC1

5

CHE 111

General College Chemistry I: SC1

5

CHE 112

General College Chemistry II: SC1

5

PHY 111

Physics: Algebra-Based I w/Lab: SC1

5

PHY 112

Physics: Algebra-Based II w/Lab: SC1

5

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 120

Problem Solving with (Software Package)

3

CSC 126

Game Design & Development

3

CSC 150

Visual Basic Programming

3

CSC 154

Introduction to MS Visual Basic .NET (OOP)

3

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

Total Credit Hours

60