Academic Catalog

Computer Science, Associate in Science

Program Description 

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.

Transfer Information

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.

Career Information

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.

Program Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit 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
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
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
 Credit Hours17
Third Semester
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
Linear Algebra
Calculus III
Discrete Mathematics
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
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
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours60
1

CSIT Electives can be chosen from all CSIT courses with the exception of CSIT 110, 123, 126, 131, 133, and 160

2

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.