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  Dec 14, 2019
 
Palo Alto College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
    
Palo Alto College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Computer Science, A.S.


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Computer Science (COSC) focuses on the design and development of the computer system “platform” (the basic computer system including the hardware and operating system). While there is some overlap with the related field of Computer Information Systems, COSC is generally more engineering-oriented and less business-oriented than CIS.

A four-year degree in Computer Science can lead to career positions such as Systems-level Programmer, Software Engineer (for a specialized software development company), or Network Engineer. For a student who is interested in these areas but has not selected his/her university, the following general Associate of Science degree plan is recommended for the first two years of study. (Since university degree plans vary, in some cases extra courses may be required after the student selects his/her university.) For a student who has already selected his/her university, specific 2+2 plans in COSC are available for most local universities, including Texas A&M University-Kingsville and The University of Texas at San Antonio. These can be obtained from Career and Transfer Services or the Computer Science & Computer Information Systems Department.

This program is a THECB-approved Field of Study.

Related Degrees and Certificates

Computer Information Systems, A.S. 

Computer Information Systems: Computer Support Specialist, A.A.S. 

 

Associate of Science in Computer Science (3047)


Communication (9 Hours)


 
 
Select 1 course from the Additional Communication (11) Core   

Humanities and Visual/Performing Arts (9 Hours)


Select 1 course from the Humanities (40) Core 
Select 1 course from the Additional Humanities (41) Core 
Select 1 course from the Visual and Performing Arts (50) Core 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 Hours)


 
 
Select 2 courses from the History (60) Core   
Select 1 course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core   

Kinesiology/Dance (2 Hours)


Two hours required from the Kinesiology (90) Core   

Transfer Degree Note:


Courses from the Additional Requirements area may not be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements.

Total Hours 62


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