THIS PAGE WAS CREATED ON JANUARY 27, 2001
BASED ON THE 2001-2002 JEFF STATE CATALOG.
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Majoring in Computer Science?

Jefferson State Community College offers two types of degrees. See catalog for short term certificates.

  1. The Associate in Science degree is for students planning to transfer to a four year school. Students that go this route will take academic classes at Jeff State that align with their Freshman and Sophomore degree plan at the four year school they plan to attend. This means that students will take English, Math, History, and Science classes - the same classes you would take your first two years at the four year school.

    If you are planning to transfer to a four year school after you complete your first two years at Jeff State, I highly recommended that you print an AGSC Approved Transfer Guide for each four year school you think you might attend. This guide provides you with a list of Jeff State classes that will transfer to the school you plan to attend. You can print an AGSC Approved Transfer Guide by visiting: http://stars.troyst.edu

    Keep the printed guide in a safe place. The four year school that you later attend will accept your printed guide as your degree plan. This means that if they change their degree requirements, they will allow you to use your printed guide, to grandfather you in on the requirements in effect at the time you printed your guide. Although it is not good forever, it is my understanding that they will accept it for up to seven years.
       
  2. The Associate in Applied Science degree is for students planning to go to work after obtaining a two year degree at Jeff State. Although many of the classes required for the Associate in Applied Science degree will not transfer to four year schools, many students get a two year degree first, then go to work in the field they enjoy, then complete their four year degree at a four year school. Classes required for the Associate in Applied Science degree that are also listed on your AGSC Approved Transfer Guide will transfer to the institution for which the guide was printed.

    We offer four different options in the Computer Science degree program. Some students pick more than one option since many of the same classes are required for each option. Students can obtain a degree with a second option by only taking the additional classes, since the other classes in the second option were already completed to meet the requirements of the first degree.

    To obtain an Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer Science, you will need to complete all of the core classes listed below, plus all of the classes in one of the four options listed below.

    Each program requires the following General (core) Courses (30 hours)
    ENG 101 English Composition I 3
    ENG 102 English Composition II 3
    MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra 3
    BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I 3
    Lab Science Elective: 
    (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics)

    4
    Social & Behavioral Science Elective: 
    (History, Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Economics, Sociology)


    3
    Humanities & Fine Arts Elective: (Art, Theater Arts, Religion, Humanities, Music, Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language)
    3
    Two Electives from: (ACT 253, ACT 246, ACT 249, ACT 251, ART 220*, ART 221*, BUS 242, BUS 248, BUS 275)
    6
    HED, PED, or RER Elective   2
    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS (General Courses) 30

    After completing the above core requirements, students can pick from the following four options. Only one option is required to get an Associate in Applied Science degree in computer science from Jeff State. Some students pick a second option since many of the classes are the same. Classes that you have completed for your first option will also count as completed classes on your second option.
     

    1. Microcomputer Applications Option (33 hours) (code 2101)
      CIS 130 Introduction to Information Systems  3
      CIS 156W or OAD110 Microcomputer Operating Systems or
      Navigating Windows

      3
      CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications 3
      CIS 196A Commercial Software Applications - Databases 3
      CIS 196E Commercial Software Applications - Spreadsheets 3
      OAD 125W Word Processing 3
      CIS 211 Basic Programming 3
      CIS 197A Advanced Commercial Software Applications - Databases 3
      CIS Elective or OAD 230 Electronic Publishing 3
      CIS 281 System Analysis and Design 3
      CIS 291A Case Study in Computer Science - Applications   3
      TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  63

      JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Help Desk
       

    2. Computer Programming Option (33 hours) (code 2102)
      CIS 130 Introduction to Information Systems  3
      CIS 156W Microcomputer Operating Systems 3
      CIS 211 Basic Programming 3
      CIS 212 Visual Basic  3
      CIS 251 C Programming 3
      CIS 255 Java Programming 3
      CIS 261 COBOL Programming 3
      CIS 262 or CIS 285 Advanced COBOL Progarmming or 
      Object-Oriented Programming

      3
      CIS Elective** 3
      CIS 281 System Analysis and Design 3
      CIS 291P Case Study in Computer Science - Programming   3
      TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  63

      JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Computer Programmer
       

    3. Networking Option (33 hours) (code 2103)
      CIS 130 Introduction to Information Systems  3
      CIS 156W Microcomputer Operating Systems 3
      CIS 273 Networking and Data Communications 3
      CIS 276 Network Administration 3
      CIS 277 Network Support 3
      CIS 279 Enterprise Networks 3
      CIS  2 CIS Networking Electives** 6
      CIS Elective** 3
      CIS 281 System Analysis and Design 3
      CIS 291N Case Study in Computer Science - Networking   3
      TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 63 63

      JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Network Administrator
       

    4. Web Technologies Option  (33 hours) (code 2104)
      CIS 130 Introduction to Information Systems  3
      CIS 156W Microcomputer Operating Systems 3
      CIS 196I Commercial Software Applications - Internet 3
      CIS 198 Web Page Development  3
      CIS 196F Commercial Software Applications - Microsoft FrontPage 3
      CIS 255 Java Programming 3
      CIS 282 Web Page Scripting Languages 3
      CIS 250 E-Commerce 3
      CIS Elective** 3
      CIS 281 System Analysis and Design 3
      CIS 291W Case Study in Computer Science - Web Technologies   3
      TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 63 63

      JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Web Master

    OAD 101 Beginning Keyboarding is required for students without basic keyboarding skills.

    * A student planning to take ART 220 or ART 221 should take ART 121 for the Humanities elective.

    ** To be chosen with the consent of a computer science advisor.