The program outlined here will prepare students for transfer to a four-year college to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems. The curriculum follows the model provided by the Association of Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, and the Association for Information Systems professional society in order to assure maximum transferability. Upon graduation, students can expect to transfer to a four-year college with junior status. Effective problem solving is central to good development of applications of computer and communications technology; this curriculum provides the necessary foundation. The software development process (composing and coordinating components of a program) requires that students construct algorithms for problem solving with appropriate documentation. This curriculum has been designed to address these needs in preparing the student for a future in computer applications-oriented fields that combine computing, developing applications and understanding how people, organizations and society use them. The department recommends the following minimal criteria for prospective students in the Information Systems option:
(1) High school diploma or equivalent,
(2) Cumulative high school grade point average
of C or above,
(3) Ranked in the top half of high school
graduating class, and
(4) No developmental studies requirement.
CAREERS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
Honors by Contract
A wide range of courses are available for students to participate in OCC’s “Honors by Contract” Program!