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Computer Science (Technical), Associate in Science

Curriculum CIS.CST.AS (U230A12)

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:

At the 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

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

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

General education/Social and Behavioral Science, General education/Fine Arts, General education/Humanities, Recommended General Education Courses: General education/Social and Behavioral Science courses need to be chosen from two different disciplines. One course from Social/Behavioral Science, Humanities or Fine Arts needs to meet the human diversity requirement. The courses meeting this requirement have an (*) in the general education lists.

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)

General education requirements:

AS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:37-41

Computer Science courses or other electives for AS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:19-23

See CIS course descriptions

This is a generic outline of courses for this program of study. Requirements may vary based on undergraduate major and/or chosen transfer school. Meet with the curriculum counselor for specific transfer school recommendations.

Coordinator: Michael Henson, Ext. 3354