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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Computer Science: A.S.

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Associate in Science Transfer Program

The Computer Science program leads to an Associate in Science degree and prepares students for transfer to a four year college or university.

The Computer Science program provides a firm grounding in the fundamentals of Computer Science which involves a variety of topics such as computer architecture, programming languages, object oriented programming and applications.  Mathematics also plays a key role in Computer Science.  Computer Scientists are problem solvers and need strong critical thinking skills and must be able to apply these to a variety of challenging problems and situations.  These skills will be important in their further studies as well as in their chosen computer science career.

Students completing the Computer Science program are well prepared for transfer to four year institutions and generally transfer with junior status.

Program supervised by:
Chris H. Pappas, Chairman
Office: Applied Technology Building, Room 011
Telephone: 607 778-5022




On-Line Course Recommendations:

It is recommended that all students taking on-line WebCT or SLN courses should have high-speed Internet connections. The software used by on-line students may come bundled with the course textbook, and/or be available on-line. Some on-line courses will require a student to purchase the software necessary to complete the course.

Computer Recommendation:

A student seeking a career in the computer programming profession should have a home computer with an Internet connection. Students will have to have access to a computer and internet in order to write programs, analyze problems, make presentations, and write reports and submit assignments in online courses. Many assignments cannot be completed without access to a computer. While the College provides access to computers, in open labs, it is not possible to provide enough machines or convenient times for everyone. Students are strongly urged to purchase a computer that can run the current version of Microsoft Windows with speeds of at least 2.8 GHz, with 512 Meg of RAM memory, and a 80 Gig hard drive. The Computer Science Department currently uses Microsoft Visual C++.NET as its main development environment.


The program may take more than two years to complete depending on a student’s academic background. Preparatory courses are offered for students not meeting entry requirements into the regular Computer Science program. Courses taken to meet prerequisite requirements will not count as credit towards the Computer Science degree. Students can attend full-time or part-time, both day and evening.

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