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Associate of Science in Computer Science
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Associate of Science in Computer Science

Total Credit Hours: 60-62


About Associate of Science in Computer Science


The Associate of Science in Computer Science will provide opportunities for students to work as system analysts who design computer systems for processing information, programmers who write instructions and translate them into a machine readable language, computer operators who monitor and control computer systems and retrieve results, and data entry personnel who enter information and instructions into the computer.  


 
General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
EN110 English Composition 3
MA110A Finite Mathematics 3
CS151 Windows Applications 3

 
Social Behavioral Sciences Requirement 3

 
Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement 3-4
SI___ Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
CS101 Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology 3
CS104 Visual Basic Programming 3
CS112 Introduction to Linux 3
CS203 Systems Analysis & Design 3
CS204 C ++ Programming 3
CS205 Network Communications 4
CS206 Java I 3
CS211 JavaScript Programming 3
CS212 Python Programming 3
CS213 PHP Programming with MySQL 3
CS299 Computer Science Capstone 4
OA211 Business Communication 3
Computer Science Elective (Choose 1)
OA210 Database Management Systems 3-4
EE211 IT Essentials
OA101 Keyboarding and Document Processing
Program Total 60-62

2019-2020 College Catalog

Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.
 
Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.
 
The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.
 
Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.
 
Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.
 

Notes on General Education requirements

Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the technical requirements of a student’s specific degree program.
 
The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

 

General Education Requirements

English Composition (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

EN 111

Writing for Research

Mathematics (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

Natural & Physical Sciences (4-6 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI 101/101L

Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1)

4

SI 103/103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 105/105L

Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/110L

Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 130A/B

Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Anatomy & Physiology II (3)

6

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

Social &Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

PY 100

Personal Adjustment

HI 121

History of World Civilization I

HI 122

History of World Civilization II

Computer Literacy (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

Humanities and Fine Arts (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

CH 110

Chamorro I

4

CH 111

Chamorro II

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese I

4

JA 111

Beginning Japanese II

4

EN125

Introduction to Human Communication and Speech

3

EN 210

Introduction to Literature

3

HU 120

Pacific Cultures

3

HU 220

Guam Cultures & Legends

3

PI 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

TH 101

Introduction to the Theater

3

Minimum General Education Requirements

19


Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Course Name Credits Course Course Name Credits
CS101 Introduction to Comp Systems & Info Tech 3
 
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement 3
CS211 JavaScript Programming 3 CS212 Python Programming 3
CS151 Windows Applications 3 CS213 PHP Programming with MySQL 3
EN110 English Composition 3 CS205 Network Communications 4
MA110A Finite Mathematics 3
 
Computer Science Elective 3-4
Total 15
 
Total 16-17
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course Course Name Credits Course Course Name Credits
CS206 Java I 3 CS299 Computer Science Capstone 4
CS112 Introduction to Linux 3 OA211 Business Communication 3
CS104 Visual Basic Programming 3
 
Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement 3-4
CS204 C ++ Programming 3 SI___ Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement 4
CS203 Systems Analysis & Design 3
 

 

 

 
Total 15
 
Total 14-15
Year 1 Total 31-32 Year 2 Total 29-30
 Program Total 60-62

2019-2020 College Catalog



Upon successful completion of the AS in Computer Science program, students will be able to:
  1. Apply concepts and knowledge in the core areas of computer science.    
  2. Distinguish among basic networking systems, operating systems, and database structures.    
  3. Write code using programming languages, to include Java, Python, C++, PHP with MySQL and JavaScript.

CS205 Network Communications

Networking has become the foundation of the modern world. The interconnection of computers, individuals, and society as a whole has become interdependent. The students will obtain the basic knowledge on Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), the Internet and the Cloud. They will be able to design a simple network such as a local area network.  They will also learn how to keep up with the changing hardware and software and how to maintain networks and expand them as needed.

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CS203 Systems Analysis & Design

This course will emphasize systems analysis and stress information flow as the best approaches to understanding business data processing requirements. Computer hardware/software, systems design, and systems management will be described. Organizational aspects will be explained and examples of various systems will be presented.

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CS112 Introduction to Linux

Introduction to Linux course presents students with an open source alternative to Windows operating system. This course discusses installation, simple administrations, and usage of Linux systems as both workstation and server. Questions about where to find, how to install and configure, and how to use open source software will be covered.

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Associate of Science in Supervision & Management

The Supervision and Management program prepares students for entry-level positions and employment in the field of supervision and management. The program is designed for students who want to learn, update and augment existing knowledge and skills and/or acquire cutting-edge technical and managerial skills; it is also designed for current and future leaders, supervisors, and managers who desire the latest skills to be effective and productive in their respective fields.

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Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Industry Certification

The courses listed below will prepare the student to take Cisco’s CCNP exam. The CCNP certification indicates advanced knowledge of networks. These courses train the student to install, configure, and troubleshoot local and wide area networks for enterprise organizations with networks from 100 to more than 500 nodes. The content emphasizes topics such as security, converged networks, quality of service (QoS), virtual private networks (VPN) and broadband technologies. Coursework must be taken in sequence. After successful completion of the four professional networking courses, a student will be ready to take the Cisco CCNP exam.

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Associate of Science in Computer Networking

The Associate of Science in Computer Networking is a program of study that prepares students for entry-level network technicians, computer technicians, and fiber and copper Cable Installers in the field of Information Technology (IT). Technical Requirement classes are designed to give students a firm foundation in the basics of computers, networking, and information systems. Elective courses allow the students to further specialize.

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