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Information about Spring 2021 at JCC

Computer Science (A.S.)

Study computer science at JCC

The Computer Science degree focuses on software design and development. You’ll study computers, networking, programming, web technologies, and database design, while concentrating on advanced mathematics and computer theory. This program will prepare you for transferring to a four-year college or university to continue your studies.

Online & affordable

JCC's Computer Science degree may be completed online. This program has been awarded the 2020 Most Affordable Online Associate Computer Science Degrees award from Online U.

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Career opportunities

JCC’s A.S. Computer Science program prepares you to transfer to a variety of four-year computer related programs. The potential careers and median salaries for experienced professionals after earning a four-year degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, include:

  • Software developers create applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device, as well as systems that run the devices or control networks. Median salary: $100,000
  • Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures, and design solutions to help the organization operate more effectively. Median salary: $88,000
  • Computer network administrators are responsible for the daily operation of computer networks. Median salary: $81,000
  • Information security analysts plan measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Median salary: $95,000
  • Computer programmers write code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. Median salary: $82,000
  • Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. Median salary: $87,000
  • Computer support specialists provide network and technical assistance to computer users and organizations. Median salary: $52,000

Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CSC 1570: Programming Concepts & Applications

3 Values and Ethics

CSC 1580: Computer Hardware & System Software

3

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3 Humanities College Composition

Elective

Recommended:

Choose a math course if needed due to placement or choose an elective

3

INT 1555: Inquire

2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning
  • Engage with the Learning Center for academic assistance.
  • This program requires MAT 1710. If placement is lower, start at the appropriate level to prepare to take MAT 1710 in a subsequent semester.

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CSC 1590: Computer Programming

4 Math

CSC 2510: Introduction to Networks

3 Applied Learning

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Basic Communication Oral Communication

MAT 1710: Calculus/Analytic Geometry I

3 Math Mathematical Reasoning

Elective

Recommended:

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology

3 Social Sciences Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives
  • CSC 1590 prerequisite/corequisite: MAT 1590 or eligibility: MAT 1600.
  • Explore job shadowing opportunities.

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CSC 1600: Data Structures

4 Math

Program Core Elective or Elective

Recommended:

CSC 2540 Introduction to Systems Analysis

3

Elective*

3 American History Arts Basic Communication Foreign Languages Humanities Math Natural Sciences Other World Civilizations Social Sciences Western Civilization

Natural Sciences Elective

Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Natural Sciences category

3 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PSY 1510: General Psychology

3 Social Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.
  • A program core elective of 3-4 credit hours is required. CSC 2540: Introduction to Systems Analysis and CSC 2660: Database Management are currently the only available program core elective options and are offered in different semesters.
  • Talk with advisor to see if lab course is needed.
  • Explore internship possibilities.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

Program Core Elective or Elective

Recommended:

CSC 2660: Database Management (if CSC 2540 not already completed)

3-4

Elective

4

MAT 1670: Discrete Mathematics

3 Math Mathematical Reasoning

CSC 2670: Computer Organization

4
  • A program core elective of 3-4 credit hours is required. CSC 2540: Introduction to Systems Analysis and CSC 2660: Database Management are currently the only available program core elective options and are offered in different semesters.
  •  Apply for graduation.