Computer Science A.S. (CISS)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

This program is intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Science. This program is compliant with the Pennsylvania statewide program-to-program articulation agreement which ensures that students who complete the requirements as stated below will have their coursework and credits transfer into a parallel baccalaureate program at participating institutions with full junior standing and without the need for course-by-course equivalency.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • transfer to a four-year college or university for further study.

  • use technical vocabulary to communicate effectively about currently available computer hardware and software.

  • demonstrate problem-solving techniques, algorithmic design, and critical thinking.

  • program in C++ using structured, object-oriented, and visual techniques.

  • demonstrate college-level mathematical competence.

  • apply fundamental accounting and/or physics skills.

  • work effectively with others in a team environment.

Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.

Computer Science A.S. (CISS)
First Semester   Credits
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
CIS 155 Introduction to Computer Science – Structured Programming – C++ 3.5
ENG 105 College English I 3
MAT 190* Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 3
Elective+ Social Science 3
  Semester Total 15.5
     
Second Semester    
CIS 225 Computer Organization and Architecture 3
CIS 250 Operating Systems 3
ENG 106 College English II 3
MAT 195 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 3
Elective*** Laboratory Science 4-5
  Semester Total 16-17
     
Third Semester    
CIS 165 Data Structures – C++ 3.5
CIS 255 Database Environment 3.5
Elective+ Social Science 3
Elective+ Laboratory Science 4-5
  Semester Total 14-15
     
Fourth Semester    
MAT 150 Introduction to Probability and Statistics  
or BUS 150* Business Statistics 3-3.5
ENG 111 Speech 3
MAT 192 Discrete Mathematics 3
Elective**** Humanities 3
Elective Free Elective 3
    15-15.5
  Credit Total 60.5-63

*Credit will not be given for both MAT 150 and BUS 150.

**Social Science Electives must be chosen from the following list: ECO 201, ECO 202; HIS 123, HIS 124, HIS 130, HIS 131; PSC 141; PSY 140, PSY 145, PSY 240, PSY 242; SOC 150, SOC 151, SOC 258.

***Laboratory Science Electives must be taken in course sequence (I and II) from the following list: (BIO 110 and BIO 111), or (BIO 163 and BIO 164), or (CHE 111 and CHE 112), or (PHY 201 and PHY 202), or (PHY 210 and PHY 215).

****Humanities Electives must be selected from the following list: ART 101; ENG 154, 201, 202, 205, 206, 210, 211; FRN 105, 106; GRM 105, 106; MUS 101; PHI 201, 205; SPN 105, 106.