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2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, AS

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Students enrolled in the Computer Science Technology program receive a broad programming background, including training in C++, and any of the following restricted electives: Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Visual Basic, SQL and XHTML, microcomputer software packages and networking. Using industry-oriented applications, students have the opportunity to design, write, and test programs in a variety of programming languages. Furthermore, this program introduces networks that allow users to share hardware, software, and information. The Computer Science program allows students to design much of their technical curriculum based on their unique goals. Students may take a broad variety of courses or prepare for such specific technical careers as application programmers, programmer analysts, systems analysts, or systems programmers. For more information, call Associate Professor Stacy Walker, Program Coordinator, at (203)285-2462 or email swalker@gatewayct.edu.

Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of all program requirements, the graduate should be able to: 

  • Identify the principal 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: 12

Total Semester Credits: 14

Third Semester

Total Semester Credits: 18

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Credits: 16 - 17

Total Program Credits: 60-61

Restricted Electives

  •   Any CSC*, CST* or DTS* course 3 credits

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