Computer Science, Associate of Science

This degree program provides opportunities for students who wish to continue their studies at a four-year institution in fields such as computer science, computer information sciences, or information systems management. Students who choose this curriculum and desire to transfer courses should speak with the program coordinator. The courses in this curriculum are designed whereby it is assumed that the student has a background that includes algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Students who do not meet these requirements can take the required prerequisite courses at CCBC after placement testing.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. Prepare for transfer to a four-year institution for a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related fields.
  2. Develop and design well-written, correct, and documented programs.
  3. Design and implement computer-based solutions in the context of the discipline.
  4. Apply fundamental mathematical and computer programming concepts to write and analyze computer programs to solve problems.
  5. Recognize the System Developmental Life Cycle in the development of computer programs.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to critically examine, debug, and test computer programs.
  7. Demonstrate appropriate ethical and professional conduct related to technology and computing practices.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Important Information

Short Description

This degree is designed for transfer in fields such as computer science, computer information sciences, or information systems management. The courses assume a background in trigonometry and other math; students without this background must take prerequisite courses.

Type of Credential

Associate of Science (A.S.)

Program Code


Contacts and Additional Information

Department Chair:

Wendy Chin
443-840-4879 or

Program Coordinators:

CCBC Catonsville, Melissa Akhimiemona
443-840-5156 or         

CCBC Essex/Dundalk, James Braman
443-840-1727 or

Additional Information:


Courses Needed for This Program*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 29-30 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose a course in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses. One course must be a Diversity course.

  • Arts and Humanities 6 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (one course must include a lab) 7-8 Credit(s).**

Program Requirements and Electives - 31-32 Credits

Program Requirements:
Program Electives:

Choose two of the following courses. At least one must be a 4-credit course.


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**Check with transfer institution for Math and Science requirements.