Oct 05, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Computer Science A.S.


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School: Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Academic Dept: Computer Science
HEGIS: 5101
 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


Westchester Community College offers an A.S. degree in Computer Science, which enables graduates to transfer to four-year SUNY and private colleges and universities to earn a bachelor’s degree with two additional years of study.

Computer Science deals with the technical aspects of computing including the hardware components of the computer and the fundamental theories and algorithms of programming. Courses involve programming in different languages such as C++ and Java, data structures, and computer architecture and design. Some courses include a lab component.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and solve problems using software engineering development processes and object-oriented design principles.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to create computer software applications by following analysis and design requirements.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to define and design the internal structures of a computer.
  4. Demonstrate competency and broad foundational knowledge in the general education curriculum as required by Westchester Community College.

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 101   3  
MATH 181   4  
Natural Sciences Gen Ed Elective   4
COMSC 101     4  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Natural Sciences electives in semester 1 and semester 2 should be sequential. Recommended elective for semester 1: PHYSC 121  for best transfer. Check with your transfer institution. Other sequential Natural Science elective options: BIOL 115  and BIOL 117 , BIOL 121  and BIOL 123 , CHEM 107  and CHEM 111 , CHEM 201  and CHEM 205 , PHYSC 111  and PHYSC 112 , or PHYSC 121  and PHYSC 122 .

 

Semester 2

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
MATH 191   4  
COMSC 110   4  
COMSC 217   4  
Natural Sciences Gen Ed Elective   4
Semester Total Credits     16  

Notes:

✹ Natural Sciences electives in semester 1 and semester 2 should be sequential. Recommended elective for semester 2: PHYSC 122  for best transfer. Check with your transfer institution. Other sequential Natural Science elective options: BIOL 115  and BIOL 117 , BIOL 121  and BIOL 123 , CHEM 107  and CHEM 111 , CHEM 201  and CHEM 205 , PHYSC 111  and PHYSC 112 , or PHYSC 121  and PHYSC 122 .

Semester 3

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
COMSC 201   4  
Major Elective  3
ENG 102       3  
Social Science Gen Ed Elective       3  
The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: COMSC 118 COMSC 116 COMSC 208A , or COMSC 214  

Semester 4

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
COMSC 207   4  
COMSC 210   4  
Major Elective     4
American History or Western Civilization Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: COMSC 124 COMSC 132 COMSC 106 MATH 215 MATH 230 , or MATH 240  

Minimum Total Credits: 62

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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