2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Computer Science

Degree

Certificate (Eligible for federal aid as a stand-alone certificate or if combined with AS degree.)

Overview

A certificate in Computer Science prepares students for continued education by building the foundations of Computer Science.  Students learn intermediate programming, databases, web development, and theory.

Career Opportunities

The career opportunities for a student with a certificate in Computer Science exist mostly within entry level positions in software publishing firms, scientific research and development organizations, and in education.  Advancement opportunities in Computer Science increase with experience.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Develop software applications using programming languages
  • Use object-oriented programming to enhance code
  • Improve code using testing techniques
  • Solve technical problems

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Certificate Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 105Introduction to Programming

3 credits

CS 115Object-Oriented Programming

3 credits

CS 220Web Programming

3 credits

CS 235Data Structures

3 credits

IT 143Structured Query Language(SQL)

3 credits

MAT 110College Algebra

4 credits

Total Credit Hours: 19

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon preparatory courses required, additional semesters may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 105Introduction to Programming

3 credits

IT 143Structured Query Language(SQL)

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 115Object-Oriented Programming

3 credits

CS 220Web Programming

3 credits

MAT 110College Algebra

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 235Data Structures

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 19

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 19 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. Grade of C or higher in all core courses
  3. Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher