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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, AS

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Additional information available on the Computer Science Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year school to obtain a baccalaureate degree. Individual courses are needed by students who wish to use the computer to solve problems in engineering, mathematics, sciences, and social sciences leading toward careers in telecommunications, computer design, and computer applications within various science and engineering fields. These courses are also of interest to people who are striving to master their personal computers.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Computer Science program, students should be able to:

  • Discuss ways in which technology and computers impacts individuals and society
  • Compare and contrast PC hardware and software systems as an informed consumer
  • Install and configure computer software/hardware programs
  • Use a computer operating system to manage files, folders and drives
  • Search the internet for personal, academic and business use
  • Use various communication tools for personal, academic and business purpose
  • Use writing, financial/statistical, presentation and data collecting/organization tools

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Science Degrees, AS .

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours minimum (credit hours over three [3] will be applied to the electives category).

Suggested Course


Three (3) credit hours.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Twelve (12) credit hours


Twenty-one (21) credit hours selected from the AS approved course list can be found at Approved Elective Course List for AS Degrees . Please see your advisor for help choosing your electives.

For Transfer to UCCS

For transfer to UCCS, do not take any more than one course from the following.

Total Credit Hours: 60

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