Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook Major: Computer Science, AS

Computer Science, AS

PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year college and major in computer science.

CREDENTIALS:  An Associate of Science (AS) degree is a major related to an area such as business administration, engineering, science, and social sciences that takes two years for full time students to complete. Students receiving an AS degree intend to transfer to four-year colleges.

TRANSFER INFORMATION:  This program is designed for transfer. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study. More information can also be found at www.brightpoint.edu/academics/transfer/

Students planning to transfer to VT for Computer Science should complete the Engineering AS.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet Brightpoint admission requirements. New students should work with their New Student Navigator to get ready for their first semester. They can also email getstarted@brightpoint.edu for assistance. Because transfer requirements will vary based upon the intended transfer institution, students must meet with their faculty advisor to develop a schedule that best suits their goals.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Apply effective communication skills in a computer science environment.
  2. Illustrate program logic by creating flowcharts and structure charts.
  3. Design a computer program using a programming language.
  4. Recognize and apply basic economic principles related to macroeconomic theories.
  5. Identify and explain architecture and the function of computer hardware, networks and operating systems, data, instruction representation, and data organization.

Student Development and College Composition

Course NameCredits:Semester TakenNotes
SDV 100 - College Success Skills 1 credit
ENG 111 - College Composition I

Prerequisite(s): Qualifying placement score or test waiver.

3 credits
ENG 112 - College Composition II

Prerequisite(s): ENG 111 or equivalent with a grade of C or better, or departmental approval.

3 credits

Math Requirements

Course NameCredits:Semester TakenNotes
MTH 263 - Calculus l

Prerequisite(s): MTH 162 or MTH 167 with a grade of C or better,or other placement methods. 

4 credits
MTH 264 - Calculus ll

Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 263 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

4 credits

Major Course Requirements

Course NameCredits:Semester TakenNotes
CSC 221 - Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming 3 credits
CSC 222 - Object-Oriented Programming

Prerequisite(s): CSC 221 or equivalent, or departmental consent.

4 credits
CSC 205 - Computer Organization

Prerequisite(s): CSC 221  

3 credits
CSC 223 - Data Structures and Analysis of Algorithms

Prerequisite(s): CSC 222 or departmental consent. Corequisite: CSC 208 or equivalent.

4 credits
CSC 208 - Introduction to Discrete Structures 3 credits

Lab Science Requirements

Course NameCredits:Semester TakenNotes

Choose 2 to complete a sequence:  Credits / Units: 8

BIO 101 - General Biology I 4 credits
BIO 102 - General Biology II

Prerequisite(s): BIO 101.

4 credits
CHM 111 - General Chemistry I

Prerequisite(s): Ready for ENG 111  (or EDE 11 + ENG 111) AND ready for MTH 161 or (MDE 61 + MTH 161).

4 credits
CHM 112 - General Chemistry II

Prerequisite(s): CHM 111 with a grade of C or higher. 

4 credits
PHY 241 - University Physics I

Prerequisite(s): MTH 263 with a grade of C or better.

4 credits
PHY 242 - University Physics II

Prerequisite(s): PHY 241 with a grade of C or better and MTH 264 with a grade of C or better.

4 credits

History

Course NameCredits:Semester TakenNotes

History (choose 1): Credits / Units: 3

HIS 111 - World Civilization Pre-1500 CE 3 credits
HIS 112 - World Civilization Post-1500 CE 3 credits
HIS 121 - United States History to 1877 3 credits
HIS 122 - United States History Since 1865 3 credits

Humanities

Course NameCredits:Semester TakenNotes

Humanities (choose 1): Credits / Units: 3

PHI 100 - Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits
PHI 111 - Logic I 3 credits
PHI 220 - Ethics 3 credits
REL 100 - Introduction to the Study of Religion 3 credits
REL 230 - Religions of the World 3 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Course NameCredits:Semester TakenNotes

Social/Behavioral Sciences (choose 1): Credits / Units: 3

ECO 150 - Economic Essentials: Theory and Application 3 credits
ECO 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
ECO 202 - Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
GEO 210 - People and the Land: An Introduction to Cultural Geography 3 credits
GEO 220 - World Regional Geography 3 credits
PLS 135 - U.S. Government and Politics 3 credits
PLS 241 - Introduction to International Relations

Prerequisite(s): ENG 111  or departmental consent. 

3 credits
PSY 200 - Principles of Psychology

Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 111.

3 credits
SOC 200 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
SOC 211 - Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
SOC 268 - Social Problems 3 credits

Arts/Literature

Course NameCredits:Semester TakenNotes

Choose 1: Credits / Units: 3

ART 101 - History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic 3 credits
ART 102 - History of Art: Renaissance to Modern 3 credits
CST 151 - Film Appreciation I 3 credits
CST 130 - Introduction to the Theatre 3 credits
MUS 221 - History of Western Music Prior to 1750 3 credits
MUS 222 - History of Western Music 1750 to Present 3 credits
MUS 226 - World Music 3 credits
MUS 121 - Music in Society 3 credits
ENG 245 - British Literature

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112  or departmental approval. 

3 credits
ENG 246 - American Literature

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112  or departmental approval.

3 credits
ENG 255 - World Literature

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112  or departmental approval. 

3 credits
ENG 258 - African American Literature

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112  or departmental approval. 

3 credits
ENG 275 - Women in Literature

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112  or departmental approval. 

3 credits
ENG 225 - Reading Literature: Culture and Ideas

Prerequisite(s): ENG 112  or departmental approval. 

3 credits

Approved Electives

Course NameCredits:Semester TakenNotes

Choose 2 or 3 for a minimum of 8 credits:  Credits / Units: 8-9

CHM 111 - General Chemistry I

Prerequisite(s): Ready for ENG 111  (or EDE 11 + ENG 111) AND ready for MTH 161 or (MDE 61 + MTH 161).

4 credits
CHM 112 - General Chemistry II

Prerequisite(s): CHM 111 with a grade of C or higher. 

4 credits
CST 100 - Principles of Public Speaking 3 credits
CST 110 - Introduction to Communication 3 credits
EGR 121 - Foundations of Engineering

Prerequisite(s): ENG 111 eligible, MTH 162/MTH 167 or equivalent or departmental approval. 

2 credits
EGR 122 - Engineering Design

Prerequisite(s): EGR 121 or departmental approval.

3 credits
EGR 270 - Fundamentals of Computer Engineering

Prerequisite(s): EGR 121 and either EGR 125 or CSC 221.

4 credits
MTH 265 - Calculus lll

Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 264: Calculus II or equivalent with a grade of C or better

 

4 credits
MTH 266 - Linear Algebra

Prerequisite(s): Completion of MTH 263 or equivalent with a grade of B or better or MTH 264 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

3 credits
MTH 161 - Precalculus l

Prerequisite(s): Competency or successful course completion of any of the following:

MDE 60  with co-enrollment in MDE 61; OR any eight of MTE 1 - 9; OR any six of MTE 1 - 9 with co-enrollment in MDE 61; OR other placement methods.

3 credits
MTH 162 - Precalculus ll

Prerequisite(s): MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better, or other placement methods.

3 credits
MTH 245 - Statistics l

Prerequisite(s): MTH 154  or MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better or other placement methods. 

3 credits
PHY 241 - University Physics I

Prerequisite(s): MTH 263 with a grade of C or better.

4 credits
PHY 242 - University Physics II

Prerequisite(s): PHY 241 with a grade of C or better and MTH 264 with a grade of C or better.

4 credits

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 61

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myBrightpoint portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

A sequence BIO 101 & BIO 102, CHM 111 & CHM 112, or PHY 241 & PHY 242 is recommended.

Courses noted as Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

Students planning to transfer to Virginia Tech for Computer Science should complete the Engineering AS.

 

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