Computer Science

About This Program:

The AS in Computer Science program will educate students so that they have a command of basic programming and web design skills, enabling them to thoughtfully participate in the decisions of the marketplace and thereby contribute to the professions, communities, and organizations to which they belong.

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AS Degree

Computer Science Concentration Degree Requirements

What You Will Learn:

  • Students who complete this program will be able to design and develop an object-oriented program that uses the Java programming language.
  • Students who complete this program will be able to design and develop an object-oriented program that uses the Java Swing framework for its graphical user interface.
  • Students who complete this program will be able to design and develop an object-oriented program that uses the Java class library to read and write sequential text files.
  • Students who complete this program will be able to understand and describe the structure, behavior, and practical uses of a variety of standard data structures.
  • Students who complete this program will be able to understand and describe the trade-offs of space and time between different standard data structure algorithms and implementations.
  • Students who complete this program will be able to develop a practical, object-oriented, Python program that uses one or more standard data structures for its data management and retrieval.

Program Benefits:

Earning an AS degree in computer science will prepare students for employment opportunities and meet educational requirements for continuation towards a bachelor degree in computer science. Upon completion of this degree, graduates will be able to transfer credits to a 4-year BA or BS degree program in computer science. Computer science degree majors consistently remain in the top careers with a wide variety of jobs in the computer industry.

Computer Science Occupational Outlook

Average Cost for Degree:

$14,112

 

Course Descriptions

 

Business/Computer Information Systems Division Chair:

Tianna Marynell, tmarynell@gmc.edu