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The Associate in Science in Computer Science degree prepares students for continued study in a baccalaureate degree program in computer science or computer information systems, as well as for positions in information technology, computer programming, software development and technical documentation. Students will learn the fundamentals of computer programming and acquire expertise in design, coding and testing development methodology. This degree transfers to the University of Minnesota (Information Technology Infrastructure) and Metropolitan State University (Computer Science and Computer Information Systems majors).
The Associate of Science in Computer Science is designed to articulate to:
2015 - 2016
Any Math course numbered 1130 or higher is recommended.
The University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education (CCE) recommends these courses: Phys 1201, Phys 1202, and Phil 1050.
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World, including:
Intellectual and Practical Skills, including:
Personal and Social Responsibility and Engagement:
Integrative and Applied Learning:
Information on careers, including salary and employment outlook data, is available on the iseek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: www.iseek.org and www.bls.gov.
If you are planning on transferring to another institution, follow the guidelines available on our transfer resources web page to help you plan the process: Transfer Information
The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is intended for students whose primary goal is to complete the credentials for a specific career and/or prepare for transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree at a college or university with whom North Hennepin Community College has an articulation agreement. The A.S. degree provides a balance of general education courses and the required scientific, professional or technical courses in the degree program.
A student shall:
Completion of an A.S. degree fulfills the Goal Area 2 requirement of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).
Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.
Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information
North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 763-493-0555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.
North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the:
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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