II. ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Programme Description

The AAS in Computer Science is a Computer Support Professional program that prepares individuals for positions in the computer support field. The student will have a background in computer hardware, software, and operating systems. Students in this program gain hands-on experience with computer hardware, applications and networking technologies that are primarily vendor neutral.

Flexible Choice - Students have the option to obtain an Associate degree on a part-time or full-time basis.

 This program provides for direct entry into the UCCI Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science program.

Programme 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

Introduction to 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 204

Advanced Computer Applications

3 Credits

COM 206

Basic Networking

3 Credits

COM 222

Internet Web Publishing

3 Credits

COM 228 

Graphics and Animation

3 Credits

COM 232

Database Fundamentals

3 Credits

COM 237

Introduction to Cyber Security

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

3 Credits

MAT 121

Precalculus with Trigonometry

3 Credits

Social Science

3 Credits

Science

3-4 Credits

Elective

3 Credits

MINIMUM REQUIRED:

61-62 CREDITS

Social Science Requirement

This course should be chosen in consultation with the advisor.

 Science Requirement

This course should be chosen in consultation with the advisor.

 Electives

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 AAS – 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

 

COM 228

 

Science

 

Social Science

 

COM 271

ENG 101

ENG 102

COM 204

COM 206

COM 261

 

MAT 106

MAT 121

 

COM 222

COM 237

 

COM 110

COM 200

 

COM 232

COM 270

 

Careers Lab

 

 

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