Tompkins Cortland Community College

Catalog 2017-18

Computer Science

(HEGIS: 5101)

A.S. Degree

The Computer Science A.S. degree program is based on the curriculum recommended by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). The ACM is the oldest organization for computing professionals, providing resources and guidelines for professionals and educators in the field.

The degree program provides students with the theoretical foundations of study in computer science, including algorithms, data structures, and efficiency. It also prepares students for potential employment in the field, covering computer architecture, programming, web design, and database design and implementation.

The Computer Science A.S. is designed as a transfer program. It therefore contains a strong foundation of mathematics and science courses. The program can often lead to graduate study beyond the bachelor’s degree.

Program Requirements

(for those matriculating in 2017-2018)




Career Opportunities

Although this program is designed as a transfer program, students may pursue employment in the field upon completion of the degree. Potential employment opportunities include entry-level programming, web design, system design, or computer support.

Transfer Options

Our computer science program is a mathematically-based curriculum that leads to the A.S. degree after two years of full-time study. Students may transfer to 4-year programs in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Computer Security, or other related disciplines. Recent transfer institutions include:

  • Binghamton University
  • Cornell University
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Cortland
  • Ithaca College
  • SUNY College at Potsdam
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Wells College

For specific transfer information, contact the Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services office.

Program Chair

Tammy Smith
Professor (Computer Information Systems)

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