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Associate in Science
About the Program
Las Positas College offers Degrees and Certificate programs in Computer Science that prepare students for direct job entry and/ or preparation for transfer to a four-year university. These programs cover a wide range of computer related professions that include programming, systems analysis, data processing, computer research and data management. Students will learn to direct computer operations by writing detailed instructions in computer languages to solve a variety of problems in business, government, and science. These include information acquisition, processing storage, and transmission, using computers and computer peripherals.
Principal areas of study within computer science include computer systems and networks; database systems; human factors; numerical analysis; programming languages; software engineering and theory of computing.
About the Degree
The Las Positas Computer Science department offers course that lead to an Associate of Science in Computer Science degree designed to prepare students to transfer into a baccalaureate program in Computer Science or a related field. These programs cover a wide range of computer related professions that include programming systems analysis, data processing, database analysis and computer science. As technologies in computer science change, so will the content of this degree to assure graduates have what they need to be successful in both the current and future market places.
Computer Software Programmer, Computer Software Tester, Systems Analyst, Software designer, Mobile Application Developer, Database designer, administrator and programmer.
- Upon completion of the AS in Computer Science, students are able to analyze, design, and solve complex computer-based problems using both logical and mathematical methods including the implementation of control and data structures.
- Upon completion of the AS in Computer Science, students are able to direct computer operations by writing detailed instructions in computer languages to solve a variety of problems.
- Upon completion of the AS in Computer Science, students are able to professionally
describe and apply their skills in the design of their complex computer system or
algorithm and be able to show how their solution is the most optimal.
|CS 1 Computing Fundamentals I||4|
|CS 2 Computing Fundamentals II||4|
|CS 17 Discrete Mathematical Structures or|
|MATH 10 Discrete Mathematical Structures||4|
|CS 20 Advanced Programming with Data Structures/C++||4|
|CS 21 Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming||4|
|MATH 1 Calculus I||5|
|MATH 2 Calculus II||5|
|MATH 7 Elementary Linear Algebra||3.5|
|PHYS 1B General Physics II||5|
|CHEM 1A General College Chemistry I||5|
|PHYS 1A General Physics I||5|
ᅀRequired if a student uses the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science (AS) Degree
|Total Units in the Major||33.5-35|
The Associate Degree is conferred upon those students who complete the required 60 or more semester units of the degree pattern with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better, of which 12 units must be earned at Las Positas College. In addition, students must complete a General Education pattern in order to earn a degree: see the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science (AS) Degree, California State University General Education-Breadth, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program, the optional course(s) taken, and the GE pattern selected. Elective units are degree applicable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022