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Degrees, Certificates, &Transfer Programs

Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Division   (650) 949-7259

Computer Science 2012-2013

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Computer programming, algorithms, data structures, and languages play an increasingly important role in academic, science and business careers. The Associate in Science degree satisfies the transfer requirements of many disparate 4-year colleges. Our up-to-date curriculum is also valuable for enhancing the career opportunities of working professionals.

Program Learning Outcomes:

• Use standard software engineering tools to create reusable code.
• Design a large program that takes advantage of existing code libraries.
• Organize a complex program in a logical way, enabling the extension of the program.
• Comprehend user requirements and produce code and documentation in an industry-accepted style that satisfies those requirements.
• Develop software that solves problems in a variety of fields, including math, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, business, and the Internet.

Career Opportunities:

The local Silicon Valley industry continues to need qualified software engineers, system administrators, software quality assurance engineers, and systems integrators.

Units required for Major: 90

Degree Requirements:

• English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
• Mathematics proficiency: MATH 57, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
• All Foothill General Education requirements (30 Units)
• Core courses from one option (40 Units)
• Support courses (20 Units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade and the student must receive a grade of "C" or higher in these courses.

AS = Associate in Science Degree.

Additional Information:

MATH 105 or 108 or equivalent.
C S 49 or equivalent.

Core Courses (40 units)

C S 10 Computer Architecture & Organization (5 units)
MATH 1A Calculus (5 units)
MATH 1B Calculus (5 units)
MATH 1C Calculus (5 units)
MATH 22 Discrete Mathematics (5 units)

And select ONE option:

Option #1: JAVA
C S 1A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in Java (5 units)
C S 1B Intermediate Software Design in Java (5 units)
C S 1C Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms in Java (5 units)

Option #2: C++
C S 2A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in C++ (5 units)
C S 2B Intermediate Software Design in C++ (5 units)
C S 2C Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms in C++ (5 units)

Support Courses (20 units)

C S 50A Networking Fundamentals (CCNA) ( 5 units)
BIOL 1A Principles of Cell Biology (6 units)
BIOL 1B Form & Function in Plants & Animals (6 units)
BIOL 1C Evolution, Systematics & Ecology (6 units)
CHEM 1A General Chemistry (5 units)
CHEM 1B General Chemistry (5 units)
CHEM 1C General Chemistry & Qualitative Analysis (5 units)
MATH 1D Calculus (5 units)
MATH 2A Differential Equations (5 units)
MATH 2B Linear Algebra (5 units)
PHYS 2A General Physics (5 units)
PHYS 2AM General Physics - Calculus Supplement (1 unit)
PHYS 2B General Physics (5 units)
PHYS 2BM General Physics - Calculus Supplement (1 unit)
PHYS 2C General Physics (5 units)
PHYS 2CM General Physics - Calculus Supplement (1 unit)
PHYS 4A General Physics (Calculus) (6 units)
PHYS 4B General Physics (Calculus) (6 units)
PHYS 4C General Physics (Calculus) (6 units)
PHYS 5A* General Physics (Calculus) Extended (6 units)
PHYS 5B* General Physics (Calculus) Extended (6 units)
PHYS 5C* General Physics (Calculus) Extended (6 units)

*The PHYS 5A, 5B & 5C sequence is equivalent to PHYS 4A & 4B.

Control Information:
2012-2013 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2012-04-24 15:33:01 | Dept Code: C S