Computer science

Program Description

The Computer Science program is designed with inputs taken from Computer Science industry experts and employers. Keep up with the pace of innovation with access to the most up-to-date research and trending advancements in the Computer Science field.

The Computer Science program is designed to introduce students to several aspects of computer science, including user support, computer systems analysts, code, computer network architecture, and introductions to manufacturing and engineering. Students will be exposed to varied and broad facets of the computer science field. Students will be prepared to enter into entry-level career positions in the Computer Science field or continue their higher education into Computer Science.

Curriculum will also concentrate on issues faced by Computer Science industry such as:

• Introducing people to the many job opportunities in the growing field of Computer Science.

• Providing students an avenue to learn the necessary skills needed to build on the career in Computer Science.

• Providing the Computer Science field with more capable and qualified workers.

This program also includes a helpful feature that lets students choose courses that correlate to a student’s experience and professional needs. Core classes include exposure to advanced concepts of programming, programming languages, core object placement, and network systems. General Education courses include key concepts to develop students’ skills in areas where soft skills and communication are needed in order to thrive in today’s competitive markets.

Course outline

Computer Science is a 16-month, 64 semester credit hour program. The program consists of 21 courses. In addition to the broad field across the breadth of advanced Computer Science courses, students should apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired to real-world experiences. Students will be awarded an Associate of Science degree in Computer Science upon successful completion of all required coursework.

Instruction takes place online in an asynchronous manner – this means students are not required to be logged into the system at any particular time of the day or week. Rather, students have the freedom to select the most convenient days and times to participate.

Discussion boards will close at the end of each week – after 11:59 p.m. MST on Sunday evenings and students will be able to view all posts after that time; however, students will not have the ability to make additional posts. Only substantive comments made in the discussion boards will contribute towards a student’s participation grade.

Program Objectives

1) Students will earn a minimum of 64 credits, including a collection of general education requirements.
2) Students will be exposed to real-world examples of computer science careers, related fields and advancements in the computer science field.
3) Students will receive a broad and varied education on several facets of computer science.

4) Students should be prepared to enter into further education related to computer science and related fields or begin to pursue a career in computer science.
5) Students will receive an introductory education to related fields as well, including electrical engineering and computer security.

Program Curriculum for computer Science:

TOTAL Required Credits = 64 Credits

*The Director of Student Services will assist students with choosing their general education courses.