Nov 28, 2022  
2022-2023 NOVA Catalog 
    
2022-2023 NOVA Catalog

Computer Science, A.S.

Location(s): AN, AL, LO, MA, WO, NOL


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CIP Code: 11.0701

NOVA Code: 2460 

Purpose: The curriculum is designed primarily for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree in computer science. The curriculum emphasizes the study of the science of computing and the use of computing in a scientific setting.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet the requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English and 4 units of college preparatory mathematics.

Two Years


Total credits for the A.S. Degree in Computer Science: 60-62 credits


CSC courses used for this program may not be more than 10 years old, unless approved by the academic dean. 

1 Select any HIS course listed under the social/behavioral science courses in General Education Electives . Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Students will come to this program with different levels of preparation. If precalculus is needed, begin with MTH 167  (or MTH 161  and MTH 162 ). If placed out of precalculus, begin with MTH 263  and replace the precalculus credits with two electives from footnote #3 that total five credits or more. 

May choose from the following list: CSC 205 CSC 208 CSC 215 MTH 265 , MTH 266 MTH 288 , PHY 201  or any science listed on footnote #6 and #7.  Students should consult a faculty advisor and their transfer institution to select appropriate courses.  

See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives . Students must choose courses from two of the three areas listed. Credit will not be applied if student takes two courses from the same area. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

MTH 245  may be used for this requirement if the student’s transfer institution requires it.

Physical and life science elective must be selected from the following: BIO 101  , CHM 111 PHY 241 GOL 105 , or GOL 106 . Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

7 Physical and life science elective must be selected from the following: BIO 102 , CHM 112 , PHY 242 , GOL 105 , or GOL 106 . Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives . Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Approved technical elective courses: PHY 201 CSC 205 EGR 121 , EGR 122 EGR 270 CST 100 CST 110 MTH 265 , or MTH 266 . Any science listed on footnote #6 and #7.

 

 

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