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Associate in Computer Science

General information for all A.C.S. degree seekers

The Associate in Computer Science (A.C.S.) degree is a pre-professional curriculum designed to inspire students for transfer to a four-year college or university that offers a BS or BA degree in Computer Science. In contrast, various Associate in Applied Science degrees in Computer Science prepare students for immediate employment in more specialized, practical fields.

The required and elective Computer Science, Math, and Science courses in this degree are typical of requirements for the first two years of a four-year program that follows guidelines established by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). These ACM-style degree programs provide the theoretical foundation and programming experience that forms the basis of academic Computer Science.

Academic four-year Computer Science degrees address essential skills future soft- ware developers need for computer programming, network design, and database management.

Individual degree requirements vary at each four-year college or university. Students should check with the transfer school or speak to an advisor or counselor to ensure selection of the right classes for transfer credit. By design, the ACS degree electives are sufficiently flexible to accommodate a wide range of transfer options.

Degree Requirements

The Associate in Computer Science degree requires completion of the requirements for all degrees listed under Degree Graduation requirements, plus specific course requirements described below

View the Associate in Computer Science Curriculum (Redirects to academic catalog)