Associate Degree

Computer Science

An affordable path to prepare for a career in the technology industry, this associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.

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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

Career Paths

Computer Network Architects
Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets.
Computer Programmers
Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.
Computer Systems Analysts
Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and find a solution that is more efficient and effective.
Information Security Analysts
Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks.
Web Developers and Digital Designers
Web developers create and maintain websites. Digital designers develop, create, and test website or interface layout, functions, and navigation for usability.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Program Cost

Average Cost for Degree:

$14,112

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Degree Program Coordinator and Business/Computer Information Systems Division Chair: Samantha Betton, sbetton@gmc.edu

Program Coordinator/Division Chair

Samantha Betton, sbetton@gmc.edu

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Oct 19, 2022

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Oct 19, 2022

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