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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Computer Science

Transfer
AS-T Degree in Computer Science
AS Degree in Computer Science

Computer Science Program
Boyd Trolinger, Advisor (530) 895-2503
Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378
Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264
Transfer information: www.assist.org

About the Program
The transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements.

Students taking the required courses for this transfer major must also take the prerequisites for these courses. The combination of the required Computer Science courses and their prerequisites provide an excellent preparation for students majoring in Computer Science at the four-year university level.

AS-T Degree in Computer Science
The Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Computer Science at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories.

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.

Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog.


AS-T Degree in Computer Science 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the organizational structure of computer hardware and its connection to computer software.
  • Describe how formal tools of symbolic logic are used to model real-life situations and relate the ideas of mathematical induction to recursion and recursively defined structures.
  • Design, implement, test, and debug algorithms to solve a variety of problems.
  • Design, implement, test, and debug computer programs using fundamental constructs and a variety of data structures.
  • Apply structured and object-oriented approaches to the design and implementation of computer programs.
Required courses for the major: 29 Units

Required Core:
CSCI 22 Discrete Structures Has prerequisite(s)3


AS Degree in Computer Science 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the organizational structure of computer hardware and its connection to computer software.
  • Apply the structured approach to computer software system design.
  • Apply the object-oriented approach to computer software system design.
  • Document program source code following established conventions and standards.
Required courses for the major: 33 - 34 Units

CSCI 22 Discrete Structures Has prerequisite(s)3

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