Computer Science

Associate of Science Degree in Computer Science

The Associate of Science Degree in Computer Science is an industry-linked program that prepares students for transfer to a 4 year institution as well as for careers as programmers, technicians, and specialists in the computer science industry.  Students planning to transfer to another institution of higher education should discuss their plans with an academic advisor at both BRCC and the receiving institution to ensure maximum transferability of credits.

Program Outcomes

*   I dentify technical requirements for rapidly changing computing problems.

*   Solve computer related problems using critical thinking skills independently and in team settings.

*   Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for transfer to a four-year institution and permit entry into the workforce, according to their career goals.

 To receive this degree, the student must:
• Earn a “C” or better in all courses to be used towards the degree.
• Complete the coursework listed in the Associate of Science Degree checklist.

Students should refer to their transfer institution for specific Humanities course requirement.
Appropriate placement test score or MATH 1013/1213 (101/110) and MATH 1223 (111) or MATH 1235 (120) (with a grade of C or better).
Students may choose from the following: ARTS 1023 (101), MUSC 1013 (101), THTR 1023 (101).
Based on Transfer institution requirement, students must take both courses in the CHEM or PHYS sequence.


 Associate of Applied Science in Computing and Information Systems

(Concentration in Application Developer)

The Associate of Applied Science in Computing and Information Technology provides students with the foundational knowledge necessary to meet entry-level employment needs of the regional labor market that includes Baton Rouge. Students gain knowledge, professional skills, and specialized hands-on technical training to position them for application development opportunities.

To receive this degree, the student must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better in all credit hours that are to be used towards the degree.
  • Earn a "C" or better in major courses, ENGL 1013 (101), CSCI 1923 (192), MATH 1013/1213 (101/110), approved electives, and courses that are prerequisites for other courses.
  • Complete the coursework listed in the Associate of Applied Science Degree checklist.

 Network Certificate

The Computer Network Certificate of Technical Studies is an industry-linked program which prepares students for careers as computer network engineers in the computer science industry.  Students gain knowledge, professional skills, and specialized training, including internships which position them for entry into the workforce.  Students choosing computer network engineering as an area of interest may pursue jobs in network security and support.

To receive this certificate, the student must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better in all credit hours that are to be used towards the degree.
  • Earn a "C" or better in major courses, ENGL 1013 (101), CSCI 1923 (192), MATH 1013/1213 (101/110), approved electives, and courses that are prerequisites for other courses.
  • Complete the coursework listed in the Network Certificate checklist.

For more information contact the Division of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at (225) 216-8226.

 
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