Computer Science, Associate in Science
The program outlined here will prepare students for transfer to a four-year college to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. The curriculum follows the model provided by the Association of Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Computer Society in order to assure maximum transferability. This curriculum has been designed to address these needs in preparing the student for a future in computer science.
Students pursuing the Computer Science degree can transfer into a Computer Science major. Many colleges offer opportunities for transfer both in and out of state. Students are encouraged to work closely with OCC 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 www.njtransfer.org.
The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science Degrees are designed to provide students with the coursework needed to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree. The curriculum provides students the knowledge and skills needed to pursue various career pathways, while providing a credential beyond the high school degree. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with OCC faculty and Career Services as they begin to explore career options. Students can also utilize Career Coach, a resource provided by OCC, to explore degree programs and corresponding careers https://ocean.emsicc.com/.
Students are encouraged to keep track of degree requirements by using the “My Progress” screen on Student Planning. Student Planning can be accessed via logging into Ocean Connect.
|First Semester||Credit Hours|
|ENGL 151||English I||3|
|MATH 265||Calculus I||4|
|CSIT 165||Programming I||4|
|Humanities Gen. Ed.||3|
|STSC 150||Student Success Seminar||2|
|ENGL 152||English II||3|
|MATH 266||Calculus II||4|
|CSIT 166||Programming II||4|
|CSIT 176||Computer Organization & Architecture||3|
|Humanities or Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement||3|
|CSIT 265||Data Structures and Analysis||4|
|Select one of the following to fulfil the Lab Science Gen. Ed. Requirement||4|
|General Physics I|
|General Chemistry I|
|General Biology I|
|Humanities Gen. Ed. Requirement||3|
|Math Elective; choose one of the following:||3|
|Select from the following to complete your Science Sequence||4|
|General Physics III|
|General Biology II|
|General Chemistry II|
|CSIT Elective 1||6|
|Math/CSIT Elective 2||3|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
CSIT Electives can be chosen from all CSIT courses with the exception of CSIT 110, 123, 126, 131, 133, and 160
Choose either a Math or CSIT elective. Math electives can be chosen from MATH 270 Discrete Mathematics, MATH 275 Linear Algebra or MATH 267 Calculus 265. CSIT electives can be chosen from all CSIT courses with the exception of CSIT 110, CSIT 123, CSIT 126, CSIT 131, CSIT 133 and CSIT 160.