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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, AS

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5109
CIP Code: 11.0701

Program Description

This degree introduces students to the skills related to the analysis, design and development of information systems. Upon completion, the graduate will have acquired a solid mathematical background and a firm foundation in both the practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary computer science. This program has been designed to equip students to transfer into a typical four-year Computer Science degree program.

Program Prerequisites

Assessment score placement in MATH 1061  or above or completion of MATH 0070  with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in RDNG 1000  or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.

Special Instructions

Select Career/Occupational Elective Requirements in consultation with your advisor, counselor, and/or program faculty to ensure that the courses support your academic and transfer goals.
For students with little or no prior programming experience, CSCI 1060  is recommended.
Students planning to attend the University of MN should complete CSCI 2061 - Python for Programmers , 1 credit.

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 18

Total Credits: 12

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Total Credits: 7

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning

Minimum of 10 credits

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum of 6 credits. Two courses from two different disciplines.

Total Credits: 6

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum of 6 credits. Two courses from two different disciplines.

Total Credits: 6

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in each of two Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 29

MnTC Elective Requirements

Total Credits: 1

Additional Elective Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note

Grade of C or higher in all Career/Occupational courses is required.
Grade of C or higher in all specifically designated MnTC/General Education course requirements is required.

Courses will be counted only once in the overall total. When ENGL, MATH, and/or Science courses are selected to fulfill the Career/Occupational Elective Requirement and also fulfill MnTC, it may be necessary to complete additional credits to meet the 60 credit total.

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer. This degree program is designed for both employment preparation and transfer. Some of the courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan. This degree transfers into the Computer Science Bachelors degree at Metropolitan State University through an articulation agreement. See an advisor or counselor if you are planning to pursue a 4-year computer related degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Design, write, test, and debug computer programs written in a low-level language and contemporary structured and object-oriented languages.
  • Ability to develop algorithms which underlie common programming tasks.
  • Incorporate foundational data management concepts such as data structures within computer programs.
  • The ability to function and communicate effectively as ethically and socially responsible computer science professionals.
  • Prepared to transfer into a typical four-year Computer Science degree program.
  • Correctly implement given specifications when writing programs.

Program Contact Information

Zakaria Baani 651-779-3945 Room 3077 West
Robert Niemann 651.779.3252 Room 3075 West

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

Total Credits: 14

Semester 3

Total Credits: 15

Semester 4

Total Credits: 15


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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