LCCC Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    Jul 30, 2021  
LCCC Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, AS


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There are more software jobs than can be filled with current graduates, with this remaining true for the foreseeable future. These are high-paying jobs housed in rich working environments. Software-related work is a highly creative endeavor and interesting design problems arise in every project. The creative aspect of the work is stimulating and can sustain an entire career. Traditional areas of computer science such as graphics, software engineering, networks, databases, multimedia, and artificial intelligence remain strong, with job growth being driven by advances in robotics and the fundamental impact of computer science in nearly every industry. There are many challenging problems remaining for computer scientists to solve. The Associate of Science in Computer Science provides a foundation for students to complete their baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution in the many specialized concentrations in the broad category of Computer Science.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Computer Science program website.

Competencies

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Design algorithms to solve a variety of problems using programming constructs and data structures.
  2. Implement previously designed algorithms into computer code.
  3. Test computer code for accuracy and completeness.
  4. Document computer programs.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the STEM pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 

First Semester


Choice Points


  • See Program Comments below regarding Math course options if students place higher than MATH 1400 .

Milestones


  • Completion MATH 1400  or higher as a prerequisite for other courses.

Semester Total: 14 Credits


Second Semester


Choice Points


  • See Program Comments below regarding Math course options if students place higher than MATH 1405 .

Course Requirements


Semester Total: 16 Credits


Third Semester (Summer)


Choice Points


  • Students who start below Calculus I should take Calc I during the summer to stay on track.

Course Requirements


Fourth Semester


Course Requirements


Semester Total: 15 Credits


Fifth Semester


Course Requirements


Milestones


  • Completion of the LCCC general education core and eligible for the Interstate Passport.
  • Completion of AS Computer Science degree.

Semester Total: 16-17 Credits


Program Credit Hour Total: 65-66 Credits


Program Comments

The Computer Science program may take longer than two years for students whose initial math course is not Calculus I due to the prerequisites of the math courses. Students should enroll in the highest-level math course for which they qualify. Starting in a course above MATH 1400  will reduce the credit hours needed to complete this degree, and not require a summer semester. Students should work closely with their Advising Team.

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. Some careers in or related to Computer Science will require a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Typical job titles for graduates with a degree in Computer Science include Programmer, Software Engineer, IT consultant, Cybersecurity consultant, Information systems manager, Database administrator, multimedia programmer, Systems analyst, and Games developer.

Additional information on careers in Computer Science is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

The Computer Science program is well suited for transfer to a Bachelor’s in Computer Science.

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/ university and program to which they plan to transfer.

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