Nov 29, 2022
Official Title of Major: Computer Science Transfer - Computer Science, 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.
Students may wish to also review requirements for the similar major linked below.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
English Composition: 6 credits
Additional General Education Requirements: 3 credits
It may be necessary to take additional general education courses to meet the total credit requirements for this program. Courses may be selected from any general education category including arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, biological and physical sciences, english composition, technology, and wellness. These general education courses may simultaneously meet the diversity requirements. A list of all general education courses can be found at General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements .
Program Requirements: 12 credits
Transfer institutions require a B or better in both CTP 150 and CTP 250 .
Area of Concentration Requirements: 15 credits
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.
Satisfied by CTP 115 .
Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
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 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.
- Explain 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.
Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.
Transferring Credits to Maryland Public Four-Year Schools
Maryland public four-year colleges and universities accept a minimum of 60 and as many as 70 credits earned toward an associate degree from a Maryland public community college. Students planning to transfer should consult with an AACC academic and transfer advisor; and are advised to obtain permission from the four-year college or university when planning to transfer credits beyond the minimum degree requirements at AACC. More than 70 credits earned at AACC may be transferred if outlined within an established transfer agreement. Current transfer agreements can be found on the AACC Transfer Partners webpage.
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