Computer Science Associate in Science (Associate in Science, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Science

Program Description


The Computer Science program provides students with in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of computer science, including programming logic and algorithm design, software development using a variety of major modern languages, software engineering principles and methodologies, and security principles and methods. The program prepares students for both entry-level career opportunities and transfer opportunities to four-year universities. Students take core computer classes as well as the general education requirements and advanced math courses commonly required in Computer Science Bachelor degrees.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Operate a personal computer and productivity software installed on it, including Microsoft Office, file management, the Internet/Web, e-mail, and input/output/storage devices.
  2. Explain the importance of personal responsibility and security in a technological world, including copyright laws, netiquette, ethics, privacy issues, and security threats.
  3. Design and implement a computer program in any of a number of modern computer languages to meet required specifications.
  4. Design, create and manipulate an enterprise-scale database system.
  5. Analyze, design, implement, test, debug and document software systems of varying complexity.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in the mathematics utilized in computer science.
  7. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a diverse audience.

General Education

Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.