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2019-2020 GCC Catalog 
2019-2020 GCC Catalog

Computer Science Certificate

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The Computer Science Certificate program provides students with requisite skills for entry-level positions. The program is especially suited to those who wish to gain more marketable or updated skills. For more information, call Associate Professor Stacy Walker, Program Coordinator, at (203) 285-2462 or email swalker@gatewayct.edu.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify the principle components of a computer system and describe their typical characteristics
  • Solve problems and develop algorithms using control structure abstractions of sequence, selection, and repetition, following a disciplined approach
  • Describe the social responsibilities of the computing professional and the impact of computing on society
  • Discuss the organization of the Internet and demonstrate the ability to use various Internet tools
  • Describe LAN topologies, protocols, transmission media, and access methods
  • Analyze, design, code, test, and debug sophisticated and complex programs in two high-level languages using appropriate software design methodologies and design and query a relational database using Structured Query Language (SQL).

Suggested Course Sequence

Total Semester Credits: 14

Second Semester

Total Semester Credits: 11-12

Total Program Credits: 25-26

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