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Computer Science


Almost every area in today’s world revolves around computers and the use of computer applications. Think about it - medicine, communications, automotive technology, weather forecasting, entertainment, mining, forensics, manufacturing, disaster recovery, security, law, business, the list goes on. For practically any area you can think of there is an application of computer technology.

Why Choose Garrett for Computer Science?

A degree in Computer Science prepares graduates to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in a computer related field, such as Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, and Secure Computing.

Computer Science Degree

Graduates of the program earn an Associate of Science (A.S.) in Computer Science.

Program Goals

Information Literacy Skills: To incorporate information literacy skills that will enable students to locate, evaluate and effectively use information in the student’s program option.

Communication Skills: To communicate effectively, orally and in writing, using technical media.

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills: To use technical knowledge and skills and current technology applications to effectively collect data, analyze, interpret, and display results.

Scientific Literacy and Quantitative Reasoning Skills: To use technology and BIT applications to effectively collect data and analyze and display results.

Information Management Skills: To use computer software and file management tools to create and manage digital information.

Academic and Technical Proficiency: Graduates will be proficient in the knowledge, skills and abilities to find employment in their chosen field or to be qualified to continue their studies at another institution of higher learning.

Program Benefits

Garrett College's Computer Science program creates career-ready graduates with skills and knowledge necessary for a competitive edge.

Career Goals

Garrett's Computer Science program prepares you for a career in any of the following career fields:

  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Secure Computing
  • Computer Science

Computer Science A.S. Degree

Total Credit Hours Required 60

Institutional Requirement (1 credit)

  • FYE101  First Year Experience  1

GER Required Credits (35 credits)G

English Composition

  • ENG101  Comp I—Expos Writing  3*
    Min. C grade required

Arts and Humanities

  • SPC101  Intro to Communication  3
  • ENG102  Comp II - Intro to Literature  3
  • GER  Humanities Course  3
  • GER  Fine Arts  3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Two (2) GER  Soc & Behavioral Science Course  6

Science

  • Two (2) GER  Science Lab Course  8

Mathematics

  • MAT105  College Algebra

Interdisciplinary/Emerging Issues

  • CIS106  Intro to Cybersecurity  3

Core Courses (22 credits)*

Min. C grade required in all Core Courses

  • CIS130  Programming Logic  3
  • CIS145  Discreet Structures  4
  • CIS170  Computer Science Programming I  4
  • CIS210  Computer Science Programming II  4
  • CIS234  Ethics in the Information Age  4
    or  CIS235  Introduction to Cyber Law  3
  • CIS240  Digital Logic Design  3
  • CIS241  Digital Logic Design Lab  1

Technical Elective (3 credits)*

Choose after consultation with advisor.

  • ENG103  Technical Writing  3
  • MAT210  Introductory Statistics  3
  • CIS245  Database Design  3

*Minimum C grade required.

G GER Courses must be on the Approved General Education Course list.