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Computer Science For Transfer

Associate in Science in Computer Science For Transfer

The Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer degree is designed for students pursuing degrees in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Successful completion of the transfer degree in Computer Science guarantees the student acceptance to a local California State University to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science or a related field.

This degree includes the following completion requirements:
(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Required Courses:

Dept. /No. Title Units
CS-087 Assembler Language Programming -3
CS-089 C++ Programming I -3
CS-089A C++ Programming II -3
MATH-001A Calculus -4
MATH-001B Calculus -4
MATH-004 Discrete Structures -3
PH-004A Engineering Physics -4.5
PH-004B Engineering Physics -4.5

Required Courses -29
CSU GE or IGETC General Education Requirements -37-39
Elective (CSU Transferable) Units -1
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS -60
Advisor: J. Powell

Computer Science

Computer Science Associate in Science Degree

Required Courses:

Dept. /No.   Title      Units
CS-073 Introduction to Computer Science -3
CS-086 Visual Basic Programming I -3
CS-087 Assembler Language Programming -3
CS-089 C++ Programming I -3
CS-089A C++ Programming II -3
MATH-002A Multivariate Calculus -5
PH-004A Engineering Physics -4.5
PH-004B Engineering Physics -4.5

Required Courses -29
Minimum General Education (CSU GE or IGETC) Units -37-40
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS -60
Advisor: J. Powell

Computer Programming

Computer Programming Associate in Science Degree with emphasis on employment preparation

Required Courses:

Dept./ No. Title Units
CIS-070A Computer Business Applications for Windows -3
CS-001 Microcomputer Support Specialist A+ Training -3
CS-073 Introduction to Computer Science -3
CS-086 Visual Basic Programming I -3
CS-086A Visual Basic Programming II -3
CS-087 Assembler Language Programming -3
CS-089 C++ Programming I -3
CS-089A C++ Programming II -3

Restricted Electives – choose eighteen (18) units from the following:
ACCT-001, ACCT-002, ACCT-004, BUAC-010, BUAC-066, BUMA-001,
BUMA-010, BUMA-020A, BUMA-027, CIS-030, CIS-050, CIS-062, CIS-063,
CIS-072D, CIS-073C, CIS-074, CIS-076B, CIS-078B, CIS-082E, CIS-082F,
CIS-082G, CIS-082H, CIS-082I, CIS-083E, CIS-086, CS-080 -18

Total Units for the Major -42
CMC General Education Requirement -18
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS -60
Advisor: J. Powell

Computer Programming Certificate

Computer Programming Certificate of Achievement with emphasis on employment preparation

Required Courses:

Dept. /No. Title Units
CIS-070A Computer Business Applications for Windows -3
CS-001 Microcomputer Support Specialist A+ Training -3
CS-073 Introduction to Computer Science -3
CS-086 Visual Basic Programming I -3
CS-086A Visual Basic Programming II -3
CS-087 Assembler Language Programming -3
CS-089 C++ Programming I -3
CS-089A C++ Programming II -3

Select six (6) units from the following:
ACCT-001, ACCT-002, ACCT-004, BUAC-010, BUAC-066, BUMA-001,
BUMA-010, BUMA-020A, BUMA-027, CIS-030, CIS-050, CIS-062, CIS-063,
CIS-072D, CIS-073C, CIS-074, CIS-076B, CIS-078B, CIS-082E, CIS-082F,
CIS-082G, CIS-082H, CIS-082I, CIS-083E, CIS-086, CS-080 -6

TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS -30
Advisor: J. Powell

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:
1. Produce computer applications using structured programming techniques and object oriented design. (Institutional SLOs: Critical
Thinking and Information Competency)
2. Critically apply, analyze, and evaluate fundamental concepts of software applications and hardware development. (Institutional
SLOs: Critical Thinking and Information Competency)
3. Articulate the historical evolution of computer systems, including the legal, moral, and ethical issues associated with computers.
(Institutional SLOs: Critical Thinking and Ethics)
4. Design and create solutions to a real world situation using the appropriate software. (Institutional SLOs: Information Competency)

Computer Science Overview

There is strong demand for Computer Science majors in the work force. It is estimated that there will be 20 openings for every Computer Science graduate in the US next year. The main reason for the rapid growth is a large increase in the demand for computer software. These entry level job opportunities have excellent salary and benefits with no job experience required. CMC offers up-to-date training with transfer degrees and certificates that will prepare you for a four-year school or the job market.

Students must complete the required courses for their major. General education units, transferable electives, and total degree units will vary for each student.  Some considerations include the courses (and their respective units) chosen to complete a general education area or transferable elective, and if required courses  for your major also count toward a general education area. Please see your academic counselor to help you reach your educational goals.