Computer Science

The program below is undergoing modification and the modification will be placed into an addendum upon Chancellor’s Office approval - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)

Associate in Science
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01185)

Most careers in computer science require a bachelor’s degree, and some require a graduate-level degree. The coursework for this associate degree prepares students who plan to transfer and major in computer science with the lower-division computer programming and mathematics coursework required by most colleges and universities. The program of study listed below is for students interested in the programming or software aspect of computer science. It is designed to provide a strong foundation in mathematics, programming methodology and skills, and computer organization.

Required Core
MATH 130INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING3
MATH 140DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS3
MATH 230COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND ARCHITECTURE3
MATH 250ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I5
MATH 251ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II4
MATH 260DISCRETE MATHEMATICS3
PHYS 270PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I3
PHYS 271PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY I1
PHYS 272PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS II3
PHYS 273PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY II1
Total Units29
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.