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Artificial Intelligence, an Option to the Associate in Applied Science in Computer Science

Program Description

This career program prepares students for entry-level positions in a multitude of Artificial Intelligence careers to be utilized in a variety of industries including the medical, manufacturing, financial, and automotive industries. Artificial Intelligence careers include positions such as Data Analytics Engineer, Data Scientist, Machine Learning Specialist, Big Data Engineer and Software Development Professional. The curriculum has been designed to introduce the student to the study of Artificial Intelligence and expose the student to real-world applications where AI is utilized in the areas of Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and Neural Networks. The curriculum also includes courses in programming, math, social sciences and humanities. A graduate of the program will have a firm understanding of Artificial Intelligence, the AI Project Lifecycle, various Machine Learning Algorithms such as Supervised and Unsupervised Learning and the ability to construct a Neural Network and apply it to topics such as vision and language processing.

The department recommends the following minimal criteria for prospective students in the Computer Science/Information Technology program:

1. High school diploma or equivalent

2. Cumulative high school grade point average of C or above

3. Ranked in top half of high school graduating class

4. No developmental studies requirement

Transfer Information

Students are encouraged to work closely with OCC computer science faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer.

Career Information

The Associate of Science degree is designed to provide students with the coursework needed to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with OCC faculty and Career Services as they begin to explore career options. OCC students can also utilize Focus2 Career, a resource provided by OCC, to explore degree programs and corresponding careersTo get started, log in through Ocean Connect.

Program Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 151 English I 3
Mathematics/Science/Technology Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
CSIT 165 Programming I 4
CSIT 191 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3
Humanities or Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 152 English II 3
MATH 156 Introduction to Statistics 3
MATH 201 Precalculus Techniques and Applications 4
CSIT 168 Introduction to Python Programming 2
CSIT 213 Database Management 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
MATH 265 Calculus I 4
CSIT 192 Introduction to Machine Learning 3
Computer Science Elective 3
Any Gen. Ed. Requirement 4
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
CSIT 292 Natural Language Processing 3
CSIT 291 Computer Vision 3
CSIT Elective 3
Any Gen. Ed. Requirement 4
Elective (to meet 60 credits) 2
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60