Oct 15, 2021  
2021-2022 NOVA Catalog 
    
2021-2022 NOVA Catalog

Computer Science, A.S.


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CIP Code: 11.0701

NOVA Code: 2460 

Offered through AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO

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: 61-63 credits


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

1 Students with prior computer science or programming experience should talk to a Computer Science academic advisor to determine the appropriate first course to take in the NOVA Computer Science course sequence. Students with no prior computer science or programing experience should begin with CSC 200  .

Students placed into MTH 263  should begin with that course instead of MTH 167 . Students may substitute MTH 167  with MTH 161  and MTH 162 .

See humanities/fine arts 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.

May choose from the following list: CSC 205 CSC 206 CSC 208 , EGR 265 , MTH 265 , MTH 266 , or MTH 288 .  Students should consult a faculty advisor and their transfer institution to select appropriate courses.  Due to the range of credits in Computer Science electives and Physical or Life Sciences, the student should plan out coursework with an advisor to stay within the required range. CSC 201  and CSC 202  are both required for this degree, as are MTH 263  and MTH 264 .  CSC elective can only be selected when a student has completed both sequences of CSC 201 /CSC 202  and MTH 263 /MTH 264 .

See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives . Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

6 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.

7 This elective is only needed if a student’s total degree credits are less than 61. After reviewing requirements for a student’s transfer institution, this elective may be filled with an appropriate General Education Elective  or any course listed in Footnote #4.

 

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