Computer Science - A.S. Degree

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The Computer Science program is designed for students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution, majoring in Computer Science or related field.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability solve problems, conduct research and think critically.
  • Exhibit an understanding of computer architecture.
  • Utilize the proper data structures and algorithms with sound programming techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical concepts utilized in algorithms.
  • Develop effective communication skills within an organization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both individually and as a team member.
  • Exhibit professionalism and ethical behavior.
  • Adapt to advancements in the area of information technology.

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their own plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
COMS114 Introduction to Computer Science I 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GHUM000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
MATH113 Calculus I 4
COMS115 Introduction to Computer Science II 3
COMS239 Fundamentals of Computer Architecture** 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
16
Fall - Second Year
MATH114 Calculus II 4
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 4
COMS221 Operating Systems*** 3
COMS218 Database Management Systems*** 3
Total Semester Credits
14
Spring - Second Year
MATH201
MATH213
Discrete Mathematics
or Calculus III
4
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 4
COLL208 Capstone for Computer Science 1
COMS210 Systems Analysis and Design** 3
COMS223 Data Structures** 3
Total Semester Credits
15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education courses: Choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College Catalog.

**Course only offered in spring

***Course only offered in fall

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.