DTA Associate: 90 Credits
Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter (Summer start is available, but will take longer to complete.)
The Associate in Computer Science DTA/MRP is a special statewide degree that prepares you for a four-year bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, information technology, media design, or software development. It is accepted by all major public and private universities in Washington.
The degree includes important courses in mathematics, computer programming, and lab science, as well as general education classes in humanities and social sciences.
- You must follow all course prerequisites. Several classes require mathematics proficiency.
- The two engineering physics classes are not offered at RTC currently. You must take PHYS&221 and PHYS&222 at another college and transfer the credits back to RTC to complete your degree.
- Talk to an advisor or instructor to determine a course sequence option that works best for you, including pathways for part-time enrollment.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required to earn this degree. You must pass each individual class with a 1.0 or higher. A GPA of 2.0 or higher in each class is strongly recommended to maximize the transfer of all credits.
Admission to a university computer science program is extremely competitive. You will need very high grades in your calculus, physics, and programming classes. Some universities also may have specific admission requirements, such as world language proficiency, standardized tests, recommendations, or interviews, in addition to the transfer degree.
Students should contact their potential transfer institutions early regarding the following:
- Specific course choices in each area of the agreement where options are listed.
- The requirement for overall GPA, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses, such as math or English.
Students must apply to graduate.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Communication Literacy: Students will speak and write effectively, both as individuals and as members of teams.
- Critical Thinking: Students will evaluate, analyze, synthesize, and apply information with clear logic.
- Cultural Literacy: Students will explore diverse world cultures through the social sciences and the humanities.
- Information Literacy: Students will access, evaluate, and use appropriate information sources according to ethical and legal guidelines.
- Quantitative Literacy: Students will solve problems by interpreting, representing, calculating, and applying mathematical methods.
- Scientific Literacy: Students will identify scientific principles and apply this knowledge to observations of the natural world.