Certificate in Computer Science
Certificate in Computer Science
Total Credit Hours: 30
Today, computer skills are highly in demand in the rapidly evolving information technology field. The Certificate in Computer Science prepares students for entry-level positions in technology related areas.
Effective fall Semester 2003, several academic policy changes were implemented to ensure that students are adequately prepared to meet business and industry standards. All Undeclared or newly Declared Students enrolled in regularly scheduled postsecondary courses must be enrolled in or must have completed developmental coursework for Math and English or have successfully placed into post-secondary Math and English (or equivalent).
Students must fulfill the English general education requirement by the time they have enrolled in 12 credits of classes. This means that students may take only nine (9) credits before they must begin meeting the general education requirements. All declared students in Certificate programs will be required to successfully complete minimum general education course requirements. For more information, refer to the Admissions Information, General Education Policy section of this catalog.
A. General Education Requirements
Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking English as indicated by one of the following:
Test out of the English Placement Test (or equivalent), or
Satisfactory completion of EN096 or EN097 courses
Test out of the Math Placement Test (or equivalent), or
Satisfactory completion of MA098 course
*Students in the Certificate of Construction Technology program can successfully complete their math requirements with MA094 Mathematics for the Trades in lieu of MA098 Intermediate Algebra.
B. Major Requirements
Total Major Requirements vary by program.
Minimum Total Credits Required for a Certificate is 30 credits.
* No course may be counted for both Major and General Education requirements.
** Placement testing is not mandatory for admission to the College. Completion of placement testing of equivalent, however, is required for enrollment into English and mathematics courses. Therefore, students who plan to enroll full-time in a program should take the placement test to be eligible for a full load of courses.
2019 - 2020 College Catalog
- Demonstrate a solid foundation in the core areas of computer science, as well as knowledge of advanced topics in the field.
- Apply skillful evaluation to computer-based glitches and draw possible options that best meets the needs of a problem.
- Design and implement a computer-based solution of a problem by writing codes using an appropriate programming language.
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CS204 C++ Programming
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CS104 Visual Basic Programming
This course covers the introductory fundamentals of the Visual Basic programming language. Students will learn object oriented and event-driven programming concepts and develop applications using Visual Basic. Permission from instructor and/or from a computer science advisor is required.+ More Info
CS102 Computer Operations
This course features hands-on experience in multiprogramming computer systems with various I/O devices. Operation procedures are given on the data entry stations, workstations, diskette drives, and system printers. Students learn control commands of display and console stations, control command statements, supplied procedures, utility programs, and program products. They are also introduced to the organization of a data processing center and its operations procedures.+ More Info
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