Sep 28, 2020  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog 2020-2021

Computer Science, AAS


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Associate of Applied Science Degree: 92 credits

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter

Students prepare for entry in various careers in the Information Technology industry that require a solid foundation in computer programming. Students design, develop and test client-server applications, practice more advanced database tasks, and bring their learning together in a capstone project or internship at the conclusion of the program. Reinforcement of theory is achieved through lab projects and close instructor contact. General education classes needed for the degree are offered both in person and online.

Students completing the AAS or AAS-T degree requirements may transfer to one of the many local Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) programs in computer science, including the BAS in Application Development at RTC. They also can enroll at City University, DeVry University, and University of Phoenix with junior standing in a variety of business- and computer-related bachelor degree programs.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop database-connected programming solutions. 
  • Develop web applications. 
  • Write clean code in at least two industry-standard programming languages. 
  • Apply basic knowledge of data structures and algorithms to programming tasks. 
  • Work effectively on diverse teams. 
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 

Program Requirements


Below is the course sequence for students who enter in Fall Quarter. The course sequence for other entry points may vary. 

Quarter 3


Quarter 5


Quarter 6


Approved General Education Courses


Approved General Education classes are listed below. Students should choose options that meet their career and educational goals. Transfer credits and requests to take a class not listed below must be approved by the program Dean. 

GPA Requirements


  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum grade for each CNT and CSI course: 2.0
  • Minimum grade for all other courses: 1.0

*Note: Clinical & Field-Based Experience courses require a Satisfactory (S) grade.

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