The Computer Science Associate of Science degree program prepares students for transfer into bachelor’s degree programs at four-year colleges and universities in a variety of programs including computer science, information processing and related fields. The program follows the guidelines of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
The field study for this degree focuses on an introduction to the theoretical foundations of computing, algorithms and programming techniques as applied to Operating Systems, Information Technology and Data Structures. Students reinforce this theoretical knowledge base with programming in both high-level programming languages and Assembly Language programming as well as study computer architecture in great detail.
Graduates are able to:
solve various kinds of problems using high level languages
apply sound programming techniques in designing program structure and logic
apply appropriate data structures and algorithms arising in various applied fields
assess the ethical implications of work performed
explain components of basic computer architecture
demonstrate the mathematical analysis of algorithms to measure efficiency
Raritan Valley Community College Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree programs are designed to comply with the New Jersey Community Colleges General Education Foundation which supports transfer of courses to NJ Public four-year colleges and universities. Students who intend to transfer to a NJ college or university can further improve the transfer of courses by using the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) feature in NJTransfer.org.