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.
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.
Garrett College's Computer Science program creates career-ready graduates with skills and knowledge necessary for a competitive edge.
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
Comp I—Expos Writing
Min. C grade required
Arts and Humanities
Intro to Communication
Comp II - Intro to Literature
- GER Humanities Course 3
- GER Fine Arts 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Two (2) GER Soc & Behavioral Science Course 6
- Two (2) GER Science Lab Course 8
- 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
Ethics in the Information Age
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.