Does the idea of learning how to make computers do great things inspire you? Would you like to build a foundation in software development and related technology? AACC’s programs in Computer Science and Software Development teach students a foundation of computer science and mathematics and keep them apprised of advancements in software development languages and technologies.
At AACC, you’ll have the opportunity to use the latest and greatest software development languages to make computers do amazing things. There will also be lots of hands-on lab work for you to test out your skills. Our degree and certificate programs build a solid foundation for immediate job entry, technical certification, transfer to a four-year program and a successful, long-term career.
The Computer Science department is proud to offer the following Associate of Science (A.S.) in this area of study. As an additional transfer option, AACC has the unique Transfer Studies degree. Both degrees will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Whichever path you choose, we strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor to structure your AACC studies to meet your specific transfer goals.
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 transfer agreements between AACC and the transfer institutions.
Computer Science Transfer students choose from the following concentrations.
The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. This option is particularly good if you are undecided in your ultimate career direction, not sure where you'd like to eventually transfer or just looking to complete general education requirements while "testing the waters" of a particular major. No matter what brings you to Transfer Studies, the result is a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career.
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The following certificate is also available.
In this certificate, students acquire or update software design and programming skills. Students also develop skills in software engineering, programming languages and the UNIX/LINUX operating system. Experienced computer programmers and technicians may gain skills in advanced high-level languages and programming environments.
Many of our Computer Science students are offered jobs immediately after completing their studies. Software development is a growing field, with numerous job opportunities. Some common positions include software developer, web developer, app developer and database management. You’ll find opportunities to receive competitive salaries. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.