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2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

Information Systems - Computer Science Transfer (A.S.)


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

Award: Associate of Science, A.S.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Code: AS.CPS.INFO-SYS

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.

Honors Program Courses


If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 32 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 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.

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.

Information Systems students are encouraged to take ECO 211 .

Additional General Education Requirements: 3 credits


Program Requirements: 12 credits


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

Area of Concentration: 16 credits


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. 

Technology Requirement


Satisfied by CTP 115  

Wellness Requirement


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.

Program Outcomes


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

  1. Design, correctly implement, and document solutions to computational problems
  2. Analyze a problem, and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  4. Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of software.
  5. Apply the complete System Development Lifecycle from planning and problem analysis through implementation and documentation.
  6. 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.

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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