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Raritan Valley Community College    
  Jul 22, 2017
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, Associate of Science Degree in Science and Mathematics

Computer Science prepares students for transfer into bachelor’s degree programs at four-year colleges and universities in a variety of programs including computer science, information processing and related fields. The program meets the guidelines of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

The field study for this degree focuses on an introduction to the theoretical foundations of computing, algorithms and programming techniques as applied to Operating Systems, Information Technology and Data Structures. Students reinforce this theoretical knowledge base with programming in both high-level programming languages and Assembly Language programming as well as study computer architecture in great detail.

NOTE: In order to complete this program, students must have a minimum of 60 credits of which 15 or more must be in Mathematics.

Graduates are able to:

  • solve various kinds of problems using high level languages
  • apply sound programming techniques in designing program structure and logic
  • apply appropriate data structures and algorithms arising in various applied fields
  • assess the implications of work performed either as an individual or as a member of a team
  • demonstrate an understanding of basic computer architecture
  • demonstrate the mathematical proficiency required for an understanding of the concepts involved

Curriculum – A.S. Degree

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

  • Mathematics 4 Credits 1
  • Science 4 Credits 3
  • Humanities 3 Credits 2
  • Mathematics or Programming Elective 3-4 Credits 4

Fourth Semester

  •  Mathematics 4 Credits 1

Total Credits 60 - 64

1 Students must complete 15 or more Mathematics credits through MATH 152 Calculus II  for this program. An example for the Mathematics progression could be: MATH 112 Precalculus I ; MATH 113 Precalculus II ; MATH 151 Calculus I ; MATH 152 Calculus II ; and MATH 251 Calculus III . See footnote #4 for additional course options once you have met the 15 credit Mathematics requirement.

2 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education & Computer Science Electives List  list.

3 Science requirements must be a two-semester sequence in one of the following: PHYS 150 Engineering Physics I  & PHYS 151 Engineering Physics II *(recommended), PHYS 101 General Physics I  & PHYS 102 General Physics II  *, CHEM 103 General Chemistry I  & CHEM 104 General Chemistry II *, BIOL 101 General Biology I  & BIOL 102 General Biology II  *. *Check catalog for prerequisite courses.

4 Math or Programming electives. Select one of the following (students must have 15 or more Mathematics credits to graduate): MATH 255 Discrete Mathematics , MATH 256 Linear Algebra , or any programming elective on the Computer Science (CISY) Electives List  .

5 Any college-level course except CISY 102 Computer Literacy  or CISY 103 Computer Concepts and Programming  . If the student has accumulated less than 15 Math credits, then use this Free Elective to select another Math course such as MATH 256 Linear Algebra .

6 FITN 142 Elements of Physical Fitness  or FITN 146 Exercise Physiology & Body Mechanics  may be substituted. 

NOTE: MATH 100 Finite Math ; MATH 101 Number Systems ; MATH 102 Problem Solving Strategies ; MATH 103C Quantitative Literacy ; MATH 110 Statistics I  or MATH 117H Statistics - Honors   are NOT accepted for this major.

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