I. ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (AS)

Programme Description

In addition to preparing graduates for positions in the computer support field, the Associate of Science degree program has as its primary objective, the student's preparation for further studies in computer science and computer engineering.

The students will attain a significant analytical and theoretical background in computer science, in areas such as computer hardware, operating systems, algorithms, and programming techniques. This program provides for direct entry into the UCCI Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science program. Students who satisfy graduation requirements will generally have completed the first two years equivalent to the Bachelor of Computer Science degree at the UCCI.

 Through articulated agreements with several international universities, a graduate of the Associate of Science Degree  in Computer Science program can transfer as many as 100% of their credits to reputable international institutions into programs such as Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Program Objectives

Students will:

  1. Have successful careers in computer science through the application of their expertise in a wide range of industries.

  2. Advance their technical skills through continuous learning, research, and/or graduate studies.

  3. Further enhance their skills in communication, teamwork, leadership, and time management and commit to ethical, legal, and societal considerations.

 

At the end of the program, students should be able to:

  1. Analyze a business's need for information and develop appropriate strategies to solve problems and provide the required information service.

  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.

  3. Describe the hardware, software, and services that comprise an enterprise network, and be able to articulate how these components integrate to form a network solution.

  4. Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skill sets acquired from the course and workplace in the assigned job functions.

  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.

  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

  7. Describe the basic concepts of relational data models, entity-relationship models, relational database design, relational algebra and SQL.

  8. Analyze and resolve security issues in networks and computer systems to secure an IT infrastructure.

  9. Apply basic adult learning and assessment principles in the design, development, and presentation of material produced by office productivity applications.

 

Program Length 

This programme is two years for full-time students.  

 

Programme Requirements

cOURSE NUMBER

COURSE NAME

CREDIT HOURS

COL 101

College and Employability Skills

3 Credits

COM 110

Computer Applications in Business

3 Credits

COM 117

IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software

3 Credits

COM 200

Programming I

4 Credits

COM 201

Programming II

4 Credits

COM 206

Basic Networking

4 Credits

COM 210

Data Structures

3 Credits

 COM 232

Database Fundamentals

3 Credits

COM 239

Mobile Application Development

3 Credits

COM 261

Systems Analysis and Design

3 Credits

COM 270*

Internship in Computer Science I

3 Credits

COM 271**

Internship in Computer Science II

3 Credits

ENG 101

College Composition I

3 Credits

ENG 102

College Composition II

3 Credits

MAT 106

College Algebra for Science and Technology

3 Credits

MAT 121

Pre-Calculus with Analytical Geometry

3 Credits

MAT 260

Discrete Mathematics

3 Credits

Science Requirement

3-4 Credits

Social Science Requirement

3 Credits

MINIMUM REQUIRED:

60-61 CREDITS

Science Requirement

This course should be chosen in consultation with the advisor.

 Social Science Requirements

This course should be chosen in consultation with the advisor.

 *Prerequisites

Minimum 42 credits; 2.0 Cum GPA, 2.0 Major GPA; COM 110, COM 117, COM 200, COM 201, COM 206, Careers Lab

 **Prerequisites

Minimum 42+ credits; 2.0 Cum GPA, 2.0 Major GPA; COM 232, COM 239, COM 270, Careers Lab

The following sequence is suggested for all full-time AS in Computer Science students. If this recommended sequence is not followed, the student is not guaranteed to graduate on time.

Fall I

Spring I

Summer I

Fall II

Spring II

Summer II

 

COL 101

 

COM 117

 

Science

 

MAT 260

 

COM 210

 

COM 271

ENG 101

ENG 102

Social Science

COM 206

COM 239

 

MAT 106

MAT 121

 

COM 201

COM 261

 

COM 110

COM 200

 

COM 232

COM 270

 

Careers Lab