2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Certificate

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Certificate of Achievement: 31 Hours

This Associate of Science degree program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in a computer science-related degree program. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics such as algorithm design, data structures, computer programming, and structured mathematics.  Since requirements vary at each four-year college or university, students should check with their faculty advisor or the school to which they intend to transfer to ensure they are taking the appropriate courses.

Computer Science Certificate Requirements - 15 Credit Hours

General Education Requirements - 16 Credit Hours

The Missouri Department of Higher Education has identified a common set of general education courses that have been adopted statewide. These courses are called the “CORE 42.”  CORE 42 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Missouri public college or university to satisfy general education requirements.

Courses in knowledge areas below, designated with the CORE 42 logo indicates courses in that area have been evaluated and provided a MOTR number for transfer to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.

Courses that do not have this designation may still transfer to public and private colleges and universities in Missouri and elsewhere, but students are encouraged to check the transfer equivalency website of the institution to which they plan to transfer to confirm.

Please refer to the MDHE Core Transfer Curriculum for detailed information on CORE 42 courses.

Mathematical Sciences - 5 Credit Hours

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Written Communications - 3 Credit Hours

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Oral Communications - 3 Credit Hours

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Natural Sciences - 5 Credit Hours

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  *If CIS 150  is a program selection, CIS 170  or CIS 171  can be taken as an elective.  If CIS 170  is a program selection, CIS 150  or CIS 151  may be taken as an elective.



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