Computer Science

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  • Pathways
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 »