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Computer Science is a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree program. A graduate of the program can be employed as an entry-level computer programmer, engineering assistant, computer operator, or may be able to continue his/her education in the computer field at a four-year degree-granting institution. The objective of the program is to develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills using current programming languages with modern computer systems. Hands-on software programming occupies a significant amount of the student’s time. Computers for student use are available on each campus.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Communicate effectively in writing, verbal and electronic formats.
- Apply problem solving techniques to various situations within the computer science and related fields.
- Design, write, and test well-defined, complete, logical programs that meet the defined specifications.
- Prepare accurate program documentation.
- Discuss the ethical and societal ramifications of the use of software and the computer.
- Apply the concepts and techniques of computation, algorithms, and software design to problems in applied fields.