Computer Science

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.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Recognize and appropriately apply Software Engineering design patterns, algorithms, and data structures to produce efficient, well-engineered software products.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  • Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of degree applicable courses.
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “Pass”) for each course in the major.
  • Completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.  For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
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 265DISCRETE STRUCTURES3
PHYS 270PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I3
PHYS 271PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY I1
PHYS 272PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS II3
PHYS 273PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY II1
Total Units29