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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.


Learn more about the A.S. in Computer Science Degree

  • Why choose a Computer Science program at Landmark College?

    The Associate in Science for Computer Science incorporates elements from the computer science discipline. The curriculum includes mathematics, programming, software design, and computer architecture as applied to existing and emerging computer system technologies. These courses build on the core liberal arts foundation of Landmark College.

    A key feature of the curriculum is its emphasis on project-oriented experiences.

    Throughout the program, students will determine the areas of the software and/or hardware 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 degree programs.

  • Students in the A.S. in Computer Science degree program have many discipline-related opportunities to participate in activities outside of the classroom. These include:

    • Computer Science Club: This club meets regularly to work on software and hardware projects, host speakers, and attend programming events.
    • Computing Game Room: Landmark College has dedicated space for students to have gaming competitions and participate in multi-player games.
    • Landmark Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program (https://www.landmark.edu/academics/leap)
    • Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT): Students assist LCIRT staff with software needs for research projects.
  • Hands-on learning approaches lead to many credit-bearing internship opportunities.
    Recent Computer Science internships include:

    • Network infrastructure intern
    • Data analytics intern

    The college has partnerships with the following organizations that offer neurodiverse friendly supportive workforce and internship programs:

    • Broad Futures
    • Dynamy
    • Disability IN
    • Neurodiversity Pathways
    • Hasbro

    Additional partnerships include:

    • Stanley Black & Decker
    • C&S Wholesale
    • JPMorgan Chase
    • EY
    • Dell
    • Chroma Technologies
  • The Associate of Science in Computer Science 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
    • Data analytics and processing
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Robotics

     

    Follow this path into the Landmark College B.S. in Computer Science degree and learn how to:

     

    • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
    • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
    • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal and communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    • Understand relevant professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  • To earn the Associate of Science in Computer Science degree, students must complete 61 credits:

    • 21 credits of major required courses
      • 18 major required credits
      • 3 major required credits that also count toward general education
    • 28 additional credits to complete the general education requirements
    • 12 credits of open electives

    A.S. Computer Science Major Requirements: 21 credits

    CSC1635 Computer Science I (Gen Ed): 3 credits
    CSC2635 Computer Science II: 3 credits
    CSC2741 Database Design: 3 credits
    CSC2638 Data Structures and Algorithms: 3 credits
    CSC2751 Networking and Security: 3 credits
    CSC2771 Embedded Systems: 3 credits
    MAT2731 Introduction to Calculus: 3 credits*

    Additional General Education Core Requirements: 28 credits

    WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric: 3 credits
    WRT1012 Research and Analysis: 3 credits
    EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning: 3 credits
    COM1011 Intro. to Communication: 3 credits
    Humanities Distribution: 3 credit
    Natural Sciences with lab: 4 credits
    Social Sciences: 3 credits
    Interpersonal Communication/Creative Expression: 3 credits
    *Mathematics Distribution Elective (as indicated through placement exam): 3 credits
    Can be met by MAT2731 Introduction to Calculus if student places into that course.

    12 credits in Open Electives

  • Upon completing the Associate of Science in Computer Science degree, graduates will be able to:

    • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
    • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
    • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
    • Understand relevant professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
    • Recognize the need for and demonstrate an ability to engage in continuing professional development
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