2016-2017 College Catalog 
    Sep 30, 2023  
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, A.S.

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The curriculum in the Computer Science Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering a major in computer science, earning the associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking skills in the analysis of a variety of programming problems.
  • Create a correctly functioning program from a previously designed solution to a given programming problem.
  • Complete a programming project with multiple programs, working individually and as part of a group.

Required Courses

  • CS 1A - Introduction to Computer Science 3 Units
    CS 1B - Introduction to Programming 3 Units
    CS 1C - Advanced Programming 3 Units
    CS 1D - Data Structures 3 Units
    CS 3A - Computer Organization and Machine Language 3 Units
    CS 3B - Computer Organization and Assembly Language 3 Units

  • 5 Units *
  • 5 Units *
  • Select from Restricted Electives 3-4 Units

Total Units for the Major: 31-32

Restricted Electives

  • CS 4A - Introduction to Java for Computer Science 3 Units
  • CS 4B - Advanced Topics in Java for Computer Science 3 Units
  • 4 Units *

  • *Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate in Science Degree

Completion of all courses listed above and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major:  MATH 3C , MATH 24 , MATH 26 .

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