2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Oct 21, 2020  
2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, Computer Science Specialization, AS

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PURPOSE: The Computer Science specialization is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in computer science or related field. The program emphasizes the study of the science of computing and the use of computing in a scientific setting.

By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Apply effective communication skills in a computer science environment.
  2. Illustrate program logic by creating flowcharts and structure charts.
  3. Design a computer program using a programming language.
  4. Recognize and apply basic economic principles related to macroeconomic theories.
  5. Identify and explain architecture and the function of computer hardware, networks and operating systems, data, instruction representation, and data organization.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the advising center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.


Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Laboratory Science Elective (choose 1 sequence): 8 Credits

See Note 2

Humanities Elective (choose 1): 3 Credits

Social Behavioral Science Elective (choose 1): 3 Credits

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 61


1Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.

2A sequence BIO 101  & BIO 102 , CHM 111  & CHM 112 , or PHY 241  & PHY 242  is recommended.

3Courses noted as Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

4Students planning to transfer to VT for Computer Science should complete the Engineering AS.

5Students should confer with their intended transfer institution to ensure transferability into the desired program.

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