Jan 19, 2021
Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S. (code AS.CPS.CIS)
Total Credit Hours: 60 credit hours.
About the Computer Science Department
Purpose: This transfer program provides a solid computer science and mathematics foundation for those students transferring to four-year colleges and universities to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Students who have already selected a transfer college/university should consult with their Department Chair to plan their program and to keep abreast of program changes and updates to the articulation agreements between Anne Arundel Community College and the transfer institutions.
Computer Science Transfer, A.S. (code AS.CPS.SCI)
Computer Science Transfer, Computer Information Systems Option, A.S. (code AS.CPS.CIS)
Computer Science Transfer, Management Information Systems Option, A.S. (code AS.CPS.MIS)
Computer Science Transfer, Game and Simulation Programming Option, A.S. (code AS.CPS.GAME)
Range of Occupations
Graduates in this field will find positions available in industry, education and government. Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
AACC faculty developed the following sequence of courses to encourage greater success in each student’s program of study. This sequence incorporates all of the student’s admissions requirements for this degree and provides the student with essential notes to guide their success. It is recommended that students view and save this as they plan courses for this degree.
Computer Technology: 4 credits
Program Requirements: 25-29 credits
- BPA 201 - Financial Accounting 3 credit hours
- CTP 115 - Introductory Object-Oriented Program Analysis and Design 4 credit hours
- CTP 150 - Computer Science 1 4 credit hours
- CTP 250 - Computer Science 2 4 credit hours
- CTP 200 - Systems Analysis and Design 4 credit hours
- MAT 233 - Finite Mathematics for Computer Technologies 3 credit hours OR
- MAT 250 - Introduction to Discrete Structures 3 credit hours OR
- MAT 135 - Statistics 3 credit hours
- Elective 3 credit hours
Recommended Computer Information Systems electives: BPA 202 , ECO 212 ; for transfer to the University of Maryland Baltimore County or Morgan State University, MAT 233 ; for Towson University, MAT 250 ; for Frostburg University or Capitol College, MAT 135 . All other students should check the mathematics requirements of their transfer school before selecting courses. Be sure to see an adviser to complete your educational plan. Students not eligible for MAT 230 may substitute MAT 141 -MAT 230 for the required mathematics sequence.
- Elective* 0-4 credit hours
*Students completing ENG 121 must take an additional 3 credits to meet the 60 credit degree requirement for graduation.
Recommend Computer Science Electives: CTP 130 , CTP 230 , CTP 232 , CTP 255
Recommend Game and Simulation Programming Electives: CTP 118 ,CTP 120 , CTP 233 , CTP 255 , CTS 105
Computer Competency Requirement
General education requirement CTA 103 meets this requirement.
Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy general education requirements for arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences and biological and physical sciences. See Diversity Requirement for a list of approved courses.
Fast Track Option
This program has a Fast Track Option for those holding a college degree.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Develop analytical and problem solving skills.
- Develop research skills.
- Design solution to the problem.
- Develop debugging and testing skills.
- Implement solution to the problem.
- Maintain system.
- Develop an understanding of System Development Life Cycle.
- Develop an information system model.
- Apply concepts of System Development Life Cycle to programming problems.
- Demonstrate hands-on skills for solving and developing solutions to computer problems.
- Demonstrate ethical use of technology.
- Appropriately use the English language through writing, speaking and presentation skills in professional and business environment.
- Establish and maintain positive relationships with peer group and team members.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of technology in business and professional environments.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how the use of a Computer Information Systems fits into the application of the knowledge base.
- Evaluate information gathered from automated sources.
- Show respect for the diverse needs of others.
- Apply strategies in the learning environment that promote global awareness.
- Develop an understanding of positive health behaviors and physical fitness.
This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies. For a full list of Core Competencies, click here.
Related Educational Opportunities
Agreements may exist for this program of study. To access agreements, go to www.aacc.edu/transfer and then click on “Articulations.”