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A.S. in Computer Science

Get your start in a high-growth industry.

The fastest growing occupations are predicted to be in the computing field, with increased demands for computer systems engineers and computer programmers. The Associate of Science in Computer Science degree is a pathway for students to enter these exciting fields and contribute to technological advancement and innovation. Instruction in computer science courses is project-based and highly interactive to encourage student exploration. Throughout the program, students will determine the areas of the software or digital games industry that is a best fit with their strengths, interests, and goals; the program is designed to help students who learn differently gain access to a wide range of technical four-year programs.

Why choose a Computer Science program at Landmark College?

Students take core courses to build technical, visual, and communication skills necessary to explore, imagine, and create digital games. These courses build on the core liberal arts foundation of Landmark College. The curriculum, modeled after the both the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) framework, encourages student exploration to determine the area of the software or digital games industry that is the best fit with their strengths, interests, and goals. Upon completion of the Associate in Science in Computer Science, students will:

  • Demonstrate fundamental game production skills, including animation, 3-D modeling, game design, and programming
  • Design, develop, and manage multimedia (script, graphics, sounds, animation, and video) and interactive game projects
  • Apply human/computer interaction theory to product development
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Incorporate gaming industry business practices in project development

The Computer Science Associate Degree prepares students to enter further study in several fields, including:

  • Computer science
  • Cyber security
  • Game design or game development
  • Software design
  • Mobile apps development
  • Interactive computing technologies
  • Informatics and computing
  • Geographic information systems

Students graduating from the Landmark College Computer Science associate degree program will have the necessary entry-level skills to enter four-year degree programs in other technical areas and careers.

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The Curriculum

The curriculum for the Associate of Science in Computer Science consists of courses in interactive design and development, computer programming, web design, interactive storytelling, 3-D development, data structures, and algorithms. We have developed our Computer Science curriculum so the motivated student can complete it in two years. The Computer Science program reserves the right to make changes or otherwise modify the following curriculum outline or individual courses when deemed necessary.

General Education

EN1011 Composition & Rhetoric (3 credits)
EN1021 Research & Analysis (3 credits)
FY1011 First Year Experience (3 credits) or FY1011 Foundations in Learning (3 credits)
MA2701 Introduction to Calculus (3 credits)
Humanities (3 credits)
​Natural Sciences with Lab (4 credits)
Social Sciences (3 credits)
Communication (3 credits)

Electives

4 credits at the 1000 level
6 credits at the 2000 level

Computer Technical Component

​CS1301 Introduction to Digital Design (3 credits)
CS1451 Computer Science I (4 credits)
CS2221 Web Science (3 credits)
CS2311 Game Story (3 credits)
CS2452 Computer Science II (4 credits)
CS2461 Mobile Application Programming (3 credits)
CS2501 Data Structures & Algorithms (3 credits)
CS2615 Networking & Security (3 credits)

Sample Course Sequence

SEMESTER ONE—14 credits

CS1301 Intro to Digital Design (3 credits)
CS1451 Computer Science I (4 credits)
EN1011 Composition & Rhetoric (3 credits)
FY1011 First Year Experience (3 credits)
PE (1 credit)

SEMESTER TWO—13 credits
CS2221 Web Science (3 credits)
CS2452 Computer Science II (4 credits)
EN1021 Research & Analysis (3 credits)
MA2701 Intro to Calculus (3 credits)

SEMESTER THREE—15 credits
CS2311 Game Story (3 credits)
CS2501 Data Structures & Algorithms (3 credits)
Social Sciences (3 credits)
Elective 1000+ (3 credits)
Elective 2000+ (3 credits)

JANUARY TERM—3 credits
Elective 2000+ (3 credits)

SEMESTER FOUR—16 credits
CO2063 Internet Culture & Communication (3 credits)
CS2461 Mobile Application Programming (3 credits)
CS2615 Networking & Security (3 credits)
Humanities (3 credits)
Natural Science, with lab (4 credits)

For more information, contact:

Dr. Michelle L.W. Bower
Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science Department
802-387-6854
michellebower@landmark.edu

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