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2017-2018 Catalog 
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Information Systems - Computer Science Transfer (A.S.)

Title of Major: Computer Science Transfer - Information Systems, A.S.

Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S.

Total Credit Hours: 60


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 the Computer Science 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.

Additional Degree Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in each Computer Science Transfer course requirement.

Related Major

Students may wish to also review requirements for the similar major linked below.

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses


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General Education Requirements: 33-37 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

Two different disciplines required.  See General Education Arts and Humanities Requirements   for a list of approved courses.

Biological and Physical Sciences: 8 credits

Two lab sciences required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses. Students should check with their transfer institutions for specific course requirements.

Computer Technology: 4 credits

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements   for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

Two different disciplines required. See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements   for a list of approved courses. Students should check their transfer institutions for specific course requirements.   Students are encouraged to take ECO 211 .

Program Requirements: 12 credits

Transfer institutions require a B or better in both CTP 150  and CTP 250 .

Area of Concentration: 11-15 credits

Computer Competency Requirement

General education requirement CTP 103  meets this requirement.

Diversity Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement.  In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Requirements

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Design, correctly implement and document solutions to computational problems
  • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of software.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complete System Development Lifecycle from planning and problem analysis through implementation and documentation.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.

This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.

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