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This is an archived pathway map for a previous catalog year, 2018-2019 (5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019). If you wish to see the current version that is meant for current and future students, a link is available below:

Associate in Science, Emphasis in Computer Science

Computer scientists make today’s world go round. They’re responsible for making businesses more efficient, games more entertaining, and socializing more accessible. Studying computer science will give you context behind and expertise in a subject you’re already at ease using every day — technology.

MCC’s courses in computer programming, information security, local area networks, and application and system software design offer in-depth exploration into different computer languages and technical skills. This pathway will help prepare you for a career as a computer programmer, systems analyst, software developer, or network architect. Get started today!

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Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Associate in Science, Computer Science (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
8601
Total Credits Required
60-64
Catalog Year
2018-2019
Effective Dates
5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019
Program Notes
Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program. + indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges to earn a degree with this emphasis.

Transfer Options

This pathway map can lead to multiple transfer options.

A list of available transfer options for the Computer Science Emphasis to ASU program
Transfer Partner Degree Type Transfer Program
Arizona State University Bachelor of Science Computer Science
Arizona State University Bachelor of Science Computer Science (Information Assurance)
Arizona State University Bachelor of Science Computer Science (Software Engineering)

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics to write a program to model situations in a variety of disciplines.
  2. Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate a program to meet required specifications.
  4. Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of software, and demonstrate an understanding of tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  5. Demonstrate creativity, adaptability, and flexibility in solving problems.
  6. Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
  7. Demonstrate ethical reasoning and professional conduct in computing disciplines.
  8. Collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds to accomplish a common goal.
  9. Effectively communicate with a variety of audiences orally, visually, and in writing.

Career Opportunities

In an increasingly technology-driven society, computer scientists are needed in every industry. With an education in computer science, you can choose to put your skills to use in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors.

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this degree. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

$81,334

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I MA 4–5
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CSC110 or
CSC110AA or
CSC110AB
Introduction to Computer Science (Java) or Introduction to Computer Science (Java) CS 3–4
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication Meets the SB Requirement SB 3
HU or (HU and L) Any Humanities, Arts, & Design Course or any course that carries both the Humanities, Arts, & Design and Literacy and Critical Inquiry values 3
CPD150 Strategies for College Success 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT230 or
MAT231
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II or Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MA 4–5
CSC205 or
CSC205AA or
CSC205AB or
CSC205AC or
CSC205AD
Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures or Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures or Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures or Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures CS 3–4
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
(CHM151 and
CHM151LL)
or
PHY121 or
BIO181 or
PHY115
(General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Laboratory) or University Physics I: Mechanics or General Biology (Majors) I or University Physics I SQ 4–5
ECE102 Engineering Analysis Tools and Techniques 2

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT241 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MA 4
MAT227 Discrete Mathematical Structures 3
CSC120 or
EEE120
Digital Design Fundamentals or Digital Design Fundamentals CS 4
(CHM152 and
CHM152LL)
or
PHY131 or
BIO182
(General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Laboratory) or University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism or General Biology (Majors) II SQ or SG 4
ECE103 Engineering Problem Solving and Design 2

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CSC230 or
EEE230
Computer Organization and Assembly Language or Computer Organization and Assembly Language 4
CSC240 or
CSC240AA
Introduction to Different Programming Languages or Introduction to Different Programming Languages 3–4
HU or (HU & L) Any Humanities, Arts, & Design Course or any Humanities, Arts, & Design Course that meets the L requirement if CRE101 exempt If CRE101 exempt, select any HU course that also meets the L requirement 3
SB & (SB & L) Select a Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB) course or any Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB) course that meets the L value if L not met already 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Meets the L requirement L 0–3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I MA 4–5
CSC110 or
CSC110AA or
CSC110AB
Introduction to Computer Science (Java) or Introduction to Computer Science (Java) Critical course Gateway course CS 3–4

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT230 or
MAT231
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II or Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MA 4–5
CSC205 or
CSC205AA or
CSC205AB or
CSC205AC or
CSC205AD
Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures or Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures or CSC205AC or CSC205AD CS 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CSC120 or
EEE120
Digital Design Fundamentals or Digital Design Fundamentals CS 4
MAT241 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MA 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CSC230 or
EEE230
Computer Organization and Assembly Language or Computer Organization and Assembly Language 4

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CSC240 or
CSC240AA
Introduction to Different Programming Languages or Introduction to Different Programming Languages 3–4
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Meets the L requirement L 0–3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECE102 Engineering Analysis Tools and Techniques 2
(CHM151 and
CHM151LL)
or
PHY121 or
phy115 or
BIO181
(General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Laboratory) or University Physics I: Mechanics or University Physics I or General Biology (Majors) I SQ 4–5

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECE103 Engineering Problem Solving and Design 2
(CHM152 and
CHM152LL)
or
PHY131 or
BIO182
(General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Laboratory) or University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism or General Biology (Majors) II SQ or SG 4

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT227 Discrete Mathematical Structures 3
HU or (HU & L) Any Humanities, Arts, & Design Course or any Humanities, Arts, & Design Course that meets the L requirement if CRE101 exempt If CRE101 exempt, select any HU course that also meets the L requirement 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication Meets the SB Requirement SB 3
SB & (SB and L) Select a Social and Behavioral (SB) course or any Social and Behavioral (SB) course that meets the L requirement if L is not already met 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU or (HU and L) Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) Course or any Humanities, Arts & Design course that meets the L if not already met 3

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This degree is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Science in Associate in Science, Computer Science (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm10?id=134145).