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Computer Science A.S.

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.

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REQUIRED COURSES

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Social Science General Education (6 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Social Science courses (course type: GSOC).
  • Humanities Gen Ed Electives (6 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Humanities courses (course type: GHUM).
  • Electives (to meet the required 64 credits); 5 credits Developmental courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

For more information

Contact: Gerald Cohen
Phone: 732-255-0400, Ext. 2165.
Email: gcohen@ocean.edu

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CAREERS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer and Information Systems Manager
Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Tester
Computer Systems Engineer/Architect
Web Administrator
Database Architect

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Official* 2017-2018 Catalog

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*Course requirements for degrees can and do change over time. Students are responsible for fulfilling the degree requirements that are in effect when they begin pursuing the degree at the college.

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