Computer Science/Information Technology A.A.S.

This career program prepares students for entry-level positions in a multitude of computer-related jobs. Both computer scientists and information technologists need a balance of software and hardware applications with concentration in specific courses emphasizing
effective problem solving. The software development process, (composing and coordinating
component of a program) requires that students construct algorithms for problem solving with appropriate documentation. This curriculum has been designed to prepare the student to meet the future needs of integration, design, deployment and management of computing, resources and services. A graduate of the program will have a firm understanding of modern programming practices and related skills in computer information technology. The department recommends the following minimal criteria for prospective students in the Computer Science/Information Technology program:

(1) High school diploma or equivalent
(2) Cumulative high school grade point average of
C or above.
(3) Ranked in top half of high school graduating
class.
(4) No developmental studies requirement.

Required Courses:

Additional Requirements:

  • Lab Science Gen. Ed. Requirement (4 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Lab Science courses (course type: GSCL).
  • Social Science Gen Ed (3 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Social Science courses (course type: GSOC).
  • Humanities Gen Ed (3 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Humanities Courses (course type: GHUM).
  • Additional Humanities or Social Science Gen Ed (3 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from either the List of Approved Humanities (GHUM) or Social Science (GSOC) General Education electives (course types: GHUM or GSOC).
  • Electives (to meet required 64 credits): 4 credits Developmental courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.
  • Business Studies Electives (3 credits): Suggested Business Studies Electives: ACCT 161 Principles of Accounting (3 cr.) BUSN 131 Intro to Business Administration (3 cr.) BUSN 134 Principles of Marketing (3 cr.)
  • Computer Science Electives (18 credits): Any CSIT course (CSIT 115 or higher), including those recommended in the areas of interest below. Students are not required to select a specific area of interest to to complete this degree. SUGGESTED COMPUTER SCIENCE ELECTIVES: CSIT 115 Intro Computer Game Development (3 cr.), CSIT 123 Integrated Office Software (3 cr.), CSIT 126 Intermediate Spreadsheets & Database (3 cr.), CSIT 130 Web Site Design (3 cr.), CSIT 131 Multimedia for the Web (3 cr.), CSIT 133 Web Development Fundamentals (3 cr.), CSIT 144 UNIX (3 cr.), CSIT 173 Game Programming with OpenGL (3 cr.), CSIT 184 Networking Essentials (3 cr.), CSIT 212 Systems Analysis (3 crs), CSIT 231 Dynamic Flash & Scripting Programming Elements for Web Pages (3 crs), CSIT 232 Server Programming for the Web (3 crs), CSIT 265 Data Structures Analysis (4 crs.)

For more information contact Dr. Gerald Cohen at: gcohen@ocean.edu  or 732-255-0400 Ext. 2165.

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