Computer Science

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Provides a base of liberal arts, mathematics, sciences, and computer courses to prepare a student for transfer to a Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Science.
Curriculum documents

To plan degree completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

This is just one way you might complete the Computer Science program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Computer Science program description from our official academic catalog.

Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
ENG Comp. I
MAT 201
PHY 111
Beh/Social Science elective
Program elective (recomm: CIS 150)
ENG Comp. II
MAT 202
PHY 112
CIS 251
Beh/Social Science elective
MAT 203
CIS 254
PCS 101 or PCS 141
HIS course
Beh/Social Science elective
Beh/Social Science elective
ENG 200 level course
Humanities elective
Program elective (recomm: CIS 253)
Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
ENG Comp. I
Program elective (recomm: CIS 150)
ENG Comp. II
Beh/Social Science elective
CIS 251
MAT 201
PHY 111
MAT 202
PHY 112
Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4
CIS 254
MAT 203
Program elective (recomm: CIS 253)
ENG 200 level course
PCS 101 or PCS 141
Beh/Social Science elective
HIS course
Humanities elective
Beh/Social Science elective

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Transfer to a Baccalaureate program in Computer Science.

By taking classes in a Liberal Arts option, students complete courses that help develop 100 and 200 course level knowledge and skills in a particular field. If you don’t satisfy the requirements of a specific Liberal Arts option, you may still be able to fulfill the requirements of another option, or fulfill the requirements of the Liberal Arts General degree. Students are advised to work closely with their GCC advisor to select the specific courses that will help meet their career or transfer goals. Note: Students who complete a Liberal Arts option will graduate with the degree “Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts.” Your area of concentration is reflected only in your transcript, not your diploma.

The Computer Science program has associated certificates that can “stack” into the degree. Depending on course selection, if you’re enrolled in this program you can earn one of the following certificates halfway through completing your degree:

These programs are a great way to increase your earning power and job potential with a marketable career certificate while you’re still working toward your degree. Work closely with your advisor to make sure you choose the right classes!

Learn more about our degree and certificate and pathways »