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Degrees & Certificates in Technology

The Technology department offers an associate of science degree in computer science and a certificate in network engineering. Completion of an associate degree guarantees that the student has met, in full, all lower division general education requirements for all receiving Louisiana public universities. Graduates with an associate degree will be assigned junior status at the receiving institution of a specified curriculum. Note that course and GPA requirements for specific majors, departments, and schools must be met independently and should be verified by the student.

Students should carefully note the Exclusionary Courses listed in the General Education Requirements section – some courses are exclusive to each other and cannot both be taken for credit (e.g., MATH 1013 (101) and 1213 (110)). Also, Natural Science courses for science majors must be chosen (BIOL 1033 (120) instead of BIOL 101 (1013), etc.).

Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science in Computer Science degree is an industry-linked program which 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.

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 degree checklist.

  1. Students should refer to their transfer institution for specific Humanities course requirement.
  2. 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).
  3. Students may choose from the following: ARTS 1023 (101), MUSC 1013 (101), THTR 1023 (101).
  4. Based on Transfer institution requirement, students must take both courses in the CHEM or PHYS sequence

Network Engineering Certificate

The Computer Network Engineering 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: