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

 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

(Concentrations in Application Software Development, Cloud Computing or Cybersecurity)

The Associate of Applied Science in Computing and Information Systems 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, cloud computing or cybersecurity opportunities.

To receive this degree, the student must:

Computer Networking Certificate

The Computer Networking 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:

Information Technology (Technical Diploma)

The Information Technology (IT) Technical Diploma program is divided into a basic core area and a specialty networking area. The basic core courses of study will prepare individuals to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain computer systems and basic local a network problems. Students will also learn to operate a computer using current operating system software and use current application software for manipulating spreadsheets, databases, and word processing documents. This program is not intended for degree transfer; however, certain certification courses may be accepted by other institutions that participate in the Microsoft IT Academy and the Cisco Academy.

The specialty networking area will prepare students to design, implement, and manage linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software to maximize efficiency and productivity. The program includes instruction in operating systems and applications; networking theory and solutions; types of networks; network management and control; network and flow optimization; configuring; and troubleshooting.

The curriculum provides both knowledge acquisition and skills development for those who are currently working in the information technology field and would like to obtain industry-based certifications or for those who would like to prepare for employment in the IT field. The program is designed to prepare students to successfully pass national, industry-based exams such as CompTIA‘s A+, Network+, Server+, Microsoft MCSE, and Microsoft MCSA.

To receive a certificate or technical diploma in Information Technology, the student must:

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