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

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

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

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
MATH 267 Calculus III 4
CSIT 212
Systems Analysis
or Database Management
CSIT 265 Data Structures and Analysis 4
PHYS 281 General Physics I 4
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
MATH 270 Discrete Mathematics 3
PHYS 282 General Physics II 4
Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
Elective to meet 60 credits 2
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours60