2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 02, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, AS

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PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year college and major in computer science.

CREDENTIALS:  An Associate of Science (AS) degree is a major related to an area such as business administration, engineering, science, and social sciences that takes 2 years for full time students to complete. Students receiving an AS degree intend to transfer to four-year colleges.

TRANSFER INFORMATION:  This program is designed for transfer. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/

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

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.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: 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.

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 61


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

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

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.

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

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

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


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