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Computer Science Degree Programs

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Contact:
Krysten Hall
Department Chair
Computer Science Dept.
410-777-2761
kbhall@aacc.edu

Associate degree programs consist of general education courses, area specific courses and electives. The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree recognizes mastery in science or technology. The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is designed primarily for immediate employment. While the primary objective of A.A.S. programs is job entry, a growing number of graduates in career areas of study are transferring courses to specialized bachelor degree programs at bachelor's degree-granting institutions. 


ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Computer Science Transfer A.S. Degree 

This degree program provides a solid computer science and mathematics foundation for those students transferring to four-year colleges and universities to pursue a bachelor's degree in computer science. Students who have already selected a transfer college/university should consult with the Department Chair to plan their program and to keep abreast of program changes and updates to the articulation agreements between Anne Arundel Community College and the transfer institutions.

 Students choose one of four options under this degree program within the Computer Science Dept:

Computer Science Transfer Degree
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Computer Information Systems Degree Option
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Game and Simulation Programming Degree Option
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Management Information Systems Degree Option
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ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE

Computer Information Systems A.A.S. Degree

This degree program prepares students for careers requiring a strong background in computer technology and information systems. Covers fundamental concepts in database administration, computer technology, networking and information systems. The students are eligible to sit for the following certifications: MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Word 2013, MOS Excel 2013, MOS Access 2013, MOS Outlook 2013, Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) Database Administrator and Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) Database Administrator.

Students choose one of three options under this degree program within the Computer Science Dept:

  • Database Administration Option, Computer Information Systems 

This degree emphasizes the development of expertise in SQL language syntax and usage, Microsoft Access, the roles and responsibilities of a database administrator and provides experiences in designing and implementing a production level, industrial grade database. Note: Students have the option of learning either Windows or LINUX/UNIX operating systems within this degree and can earn a Network Operating Systems Letter of Recognition.

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  • Database Developer Option, Computer Information Systems 

This degree emphasizes the development of expertise in SQL language syntax and usage, Microsoft Access, the roles and responsibilities of a database administrator and provides experiences in designing and implementing a production level, industrial grade database. Note: Students have the option of learning either Windows or LINUX/UNIX operating systems within this degree and can earn a Network Operating Systems Letter of Recognition.

  • Programming/Analysis Option, Computer Information Systems 

This degree emphasizes the development in analytical and programming skills required in software development and systems design. Students have the option of learning either Windows or LINUX/UNIX operating systems within this degree.

Internet and Mobile Device Software Development A.A.S. Degree 

This degree prepares students for careers in designing and programming interactive applications that utilize either the Internet or mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. Students will become familiar with the concepts and technologies used in both client and server side program development including traditional programming languages, scripting languages and database management systems.

Students choose one of two options under this degree program:

  • Internet Applications Development Option

This degree option emphasizes the development of expertise in application development for the World Wide Web.

  • Mobile Device Applications Software Development Option

This degree option emphasizes the development of expertise in application development for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.