Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2019-20 Academic Catalog Program: Computer Science Transfer - CSCI.AS Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Computer Science Transfer - CSCI.AS

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 commonplace 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. This curriculum meets the requirements for the MassTransfer A2B Pathway in Computer Science. Many students have graduated from STCC’s Computer Science program 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.

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.

Program Objectives

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

Semester 1

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
CSC-111 - Intro to the Java Programming Language 3 credits
CSC-111L - Lab: Intro to the Java Programming Language 1 credits
MAT-131 - Calculus 1 4 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition 1 3 credits

Select one course with lab:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
CSC-100 - Introduction to Computer Science 3 credits
CSC-100L - Lab: Introduction to Computer Science 1 credits
CSC-101 - Computer Science 1 3 credits
CSC-101L - Lab: Computer Science 1 1 credits

Total: 15 credits

Semester 2

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
CSC-112 - Intermediate Topics in Java Programming 3 credits
CSC-112L - Lab: Intermediate Topics in Java Programming 1 credits
MAT-132 - Calculus 2 4 credits
PHY-231 - Classical Physics 1 3 credits
PHY-231L - Lab: Classical Physics 1 1 credits
ENG-102 - English Composition 2 3 credits
EL-HUM - General Humanities Elective (Note) 3 credits

Total: 18 credits

Semester 3

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
CSC-210 - Computer Organization and Digital Logic 3 credits
CSC-210L - Lab: Computer Organization/Digital Logic 1 credits
CSC-220 - Data Structures and Algorithms 3 credits
CSC-220L - Lab: Data Structures and Algorithms 1 credits
PHY-232 - Classical Physics 2 3 credits
PHY-232L - Lab: Classical Physics 2 1 credits
EL-SOC - General Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3 credits

Total: 15 credits

Semester 4

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EL-SOC - General Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3 credits
EL-HUM - General Humanities Elective 3 credits

Select one:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MAT-220 - Discrete Structures 4 credits
MAT-240 - Linear Algebra 3 credits
MAT-240L - Lab: Linear Algebra 1 credits

Select one:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
CSE-150 - Linux Command and Shell Programming 3 credits
CSE-220 - Computer and Network Security 3 credits

Total: 13 credits

Total (CSCI.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 61

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.

Department Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Zahi Haddad Department Chair 17/309 413-755-4679 zhaddad@stcc.edu
Tony Silvestri Faculty 17/415 413-755-4621 silvestri@stcc.edu

 

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