ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE: COMPUTER SCIENCE
Students who complete this program are prepared to pursue the bachelor's degree in computer or information science or a related field at a senior college or university. Computers can process vast quantities of information rapidly and accurately, but only if they are given step by step instructions to follow. Computer scientists function as programmers and systems analysts. The computer programmer must write detailed instructions that list in a logical order the steps the machine must follow to organize data, solve a problem, or do some other task. Analysts use various techniques, such as cost accounting, sampling, and mathematical model building to analyze problems and devise new systems. Academic advisement for this program is provided by the School of Sciences.