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Computer Science (Technical), Associate in Science

Curriculum CIS.CST.AS (U230A12)

(Total Program Credits: 60)

Students majoring in Computer Science with a Mathematics emphasis need a strong background in Mathematics and computing theory. Bachelor of Science degree graduates will find employment as programmers in scientific and engineering applications, graphics, operating systems or be prepared for graduate education in Computer Science.

Students should note that four-year colleges and universities vary in specific course and transfer requirements. Therefore, it is important that in selecting Triton courses, students should consult a Triton counselor, as well as the catalog and/or admissions advisor at the senior institution to which transfer is intended.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Computer Science/Technical) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate technical literacy in computer information systems concepts;
  • apply programming and logic skills to solving problems;
  • apply the mathematics commonly used in computer programming;
  • develop software applications utilizing appropriate data structures; and
  • present conclusions effectively, orally and in writing

Semester One

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 140General Chemistry I #

5 credits

MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 133Calculus & Analytic Geometry II #

5 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Major Field Electives

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-15

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Three

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

General education/Physical and Life Science

4-5 credits

Major Field Electives

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-18

Semester Four

Course NumberTitleCredits
General education/Physical and Life Science

4-5 credits

General education/Mathematics

3-5 credits

Major Field Electives

7 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-17

GECC Note: Take one additional Humanities or Fine Arts and one additional Social and Behavioral Science course, to be eligible for the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential.

Recommended General Education Courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 235Calculus & Analytic Geometry III #

5 credits

MAT 341Differential Equations #

3 credits

PHL 102Logic

3 credits

PHY 107General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, and Thermodynamics) #

4 credits

Recommended Major Field Electives:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 121Introduction to Programming #

3 credits

CIS 125Discrete Mathematics for Computing #

4 credits

CIS 255C++ Programming #

3 credits

CIS 263Introduction to Object Oriented Programming #

3 credits

CIS 265Computer Architecture and Assembly Language #

4 credits

CIS 295Data Structures With C++ #

3 credits

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college)

Graduation Requirements

General Education requirements:

AS degree                                                                                   Subtotal: 37-41

Computer Science (Technical)
courses or other electives toward the AS degree              Subtotal: 19-23

General Education requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours), with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts;
  • Social and Behavioral Science: two courses (six semester credits), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

    Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course.

  • Mathematics: Two courses (six to nine semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Three courses (10-11 semester hours), with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences and including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring to a four-year institution.

See CIS course descriptions

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