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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2015-16 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Transfer - CSCI.AS


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Consider a career in computer science and systems programming! It is hard to ignore the function and influence of the computer in today’s society. Computers process the daily transactions of international banks, the data from communications satellites, the image in video games, and even the fuel and ignition systems of automobiles.

Computer software is as common-place in the areas of education and recreation as it is in science and business. There is virtually no field or profession that does not rely upon computer science for the problem-solving skills and the production expertise required in the efficient processing of information. Computer scientists function in a wide variety of roles ranging from pure theory and design to programming and marketing.

The Computer Science curriculum at STCC places equal emphasis on practical and theoretical computer science and mathematics. It offers the student cost effective preparation for transfer to four year institutions. Students have graduated from STCC with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science and have successfully transferred to four year colleges. These students continued their studies in areas such as artificial intelligence, analysis of algorithms, computer architecture and design, computer communications and networks, databases, and software systems.

Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Engineering and Science Transfer will be awarded.

Applying to this program


In order to be admitted to any Engineering and Science Transfer degree option a student should have completed two years of algebra, one year of geometry, one year of trigonometry or senior math, and one year of chemistry and physics with grades of C+ or better.

Engineering and Science Transfer Program Goals


Graduates of this program:

  1. Are qualified to transfer to a 4-year engineering or science-based curriculum.
  2. Are prepared to complete their Baccalaureate Degree in two additional years.
  3. Have developed critical thinking skills.
  4. Have developed mathematical methods of problem-solving.
  5. Can communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  6. Can conduct research from a variety of sources.
  7. Are computer literate.

Computer Science Transfer Students Program Goals


Computer Science Transfer program will produce graduates who:

  1. Are qualified to transfer to a 4-year engineering or science-based curriculum.
  2. Are prepared to complete their Baccalaureate Degree in two additional years.
  3. Have developed critical thinking skills.
  4. Have developed mathematical methods of problem-solving.
  5. Can conduct research from a variety of sources.

(CSCI.AS) Curriculum


Total: 18 credits


Total (CSCI.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 67


Notes


Computer Science Majors planning on transferring to UMass, who did not take 4 years of a foreign language in high school, should consider taking two semesters of a foreign language as humanities electives.

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