Computer Science A.S. (CISS)

Attention 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 4-year college or university for further study.
• apply information literacy skills and use technical vocabulary to communicate effectively.
• demonstrate problem-solving techniques, algorithmic design, and critical thinking.
• use current technologies to program in C++ using structured and object-oriented techniques.
• apply quantitative reasoning to demonstrate college-level mathematical competence.
• participate cooperatively within a team.

Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an
academic advisor or counselor.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
CIS 119 College Survival Bootcamp  1
CIS 155 Introduction to Computer Science – Structured Programming – C++ 3.5
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
MAT 191 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
Semester Total 14.5
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 225 Computer Organization and Architecture 3
CIS 250 Operating Systems 3
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature 3
MAT 195 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
Elective*** Laboratory Science 4-5
Semester Total 17-18
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
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
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
MAT 150
or BUS 150*
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Business Statistics
ENG 111 Speech 3
MAT 203 Discrete Mathematics 3
Elective**** Humanities 3
Elective Social Science 3
Semester Total 15-15.5
Credit Total 60.5

*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, 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, HIS 123, HIS 124, HIS 130, HIS 131, MUS 101, PHI 201, 205, SPN 105, 106.