Almost every area in today’s world revolves around computers and the use of computer applications. Think about it - medicine, communications, automotive technology, weather forecasting, entertainment, mining, forensics, manufacturing, disaster recovery, security, law, business, the list goes on. For practically any area you can think of there is an application of computer technology.
Why Choose Garrett for Computer Science?
A degree in Computer Science prepares graduates to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in a computer related field, such as Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, and Secure Computing.
Computer Science Degree
Graduates of the program earn an Associate of Science (A.S.) in Computer Science.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate the ability to incorporate information literacy skills in order to locate, evaluate and effectively use information in the Computer Science field.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written format related to general as well as Computer Science fields.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to use computer software and industry standard network management tools to assess and diagnose computer related issues.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to apply fundamental principles and methods of Computer Science to a wide range of applications.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical and scientific reasoning to a variety of computational problems.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to design, correctly implement and document solutions to significant computational problems.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to apply sound principles to the synthesis and analysis of computer systems.
Garrett College's Computer Science program creates career-ready graduates with skills and knowledge necessary for a competitive edge.
Garrett's Computer Science program prepares you for a career in any of the following career fields:
- Information Systems
- Information Technology
- Secure Computing
- Computer Science
Computer Science A.S. Degree
Total Credit Hours Required 60
GER Required Credits (35 credits)G
Comp I—Expos Writing
Min. C grade required
Arts and Humanities
Intro to Communication
Comp II - Intro to Literature
(HIS, PHL or Languages)
(ART, MUS, or THE)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
- GER Two (2) Courses 6
- GER Two (2) Courses 8
- MAT105 College Algebra 3
- CIS106 Intro to Cybersecurity 3
Core Courses (22 credits)
- CIS130 Programming Logic 3
- CIS145 Discrete Structures 4
- CIS170 Computer Science Programming I 4
- CIS210 Computer Science Programming II 4
Ethics in the Information Age or
CIS235 Introduction to Cyber Law 3
- ENR240 Digital Logic Design 3
- ENR41 Digital Logic Design Lab 1
Technical Elective (3 credits)
Choose after consultation with advisor.
- MAT210 Introductory Statistics 3
- CIS245 Database Design 3
G GER Courses must be on the Approved General Education Course list.