College Transfer - Overview
The Associate in Science Degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The components of the degree meet requirements for majors with more stringent mathematics and mathematics-based science requirements. The degree will transfer as a block without loss of credit to many North Carolina public universities and other institutions with articulation agreements. Semester credit hours used to satisfy the AS degree will apply to university graduation requirements of the university major for Computer Science.
This recommended plan is for those transferring students who desire a Bachelor or higher degree in Computer Science. Course work will develop a students ability to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand. Classes cover computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support.
Rapidly changing technology requires an increasing level of skill and education on the part of employees. Companies look for professionals with an ever-broader background and range of skills, including not only technical knowledge, but also communication and other interpersonal skills.
Graduates are prepared to complete course work at other institutions of higher learning; they may qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to manage information.
Students who are planning to transfer to a private college or out-of-state institution should consult with that institution for academic course selection guidance.