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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

COMPUTER SCIENCE  
Associate of Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO


Purpose:  The curriculum is designed primarily for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the baccalaureate degree in Computer Science. The curriculum emphasizes the study of the science of computing and the use of computing in a scientific setting.

Transfer Information:  Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Recommended Preparation:  Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English and 4 units of college preparatory mathematics.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
1___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
CSC 130 Scientific Programming 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
MTH 173 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   15
2nd Semester
1___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
*CSC 185 Programming Tools 1
CSC 201 Computer Science I 4
3ENG 112 College Composition II 3
4MTH 174 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5
Total   16
3rd Semester
5___ ___    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
1___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
CSC 202 Computer Science II 4
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
6PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
Total   15
4th Semester
5___ ___    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
7___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
7___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
CSC 205 Computer Organization 3
6PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   14
Total credits for the Computer Science A.S.=60

*Students who completed CSC 100 prior to fall 2009 do not need to take CSC 185.

1 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. All electives should be selected in conjunction with an advisor and after examining the requirements at the transfer institution.

2 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

3 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or faculty advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.

4 The following courses are not required to complete the A.S. degree; however, a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science requires more mathematics courses than are listed in this program. Depending upon the requirements of the transfer institution, students may enhance their preparation for transfer by taking MTH 286 Discrete Mathematics, MTH 277 Calculus III, and/or MTH 285 Linear Algebra.

5 The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry (excluding CHM 101-102), physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

6 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

7 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.