Mar 29, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Associate in Science to Bachelor of Science/Art in Computer Science Pathway

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A 10 40 0 C2

Computer Science is the study of the storage, transfer and transformation of information. The field encompasses both the theoretical study of algorithms and the practical problems involved in implementing them, in terms of computer software and hardware. Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) offers the first two years of Computer Science courses and courses in other disciplines such as mathematics, humanities, fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, for students who want to major in Computer Science for a baccalaureate program.

The two-year program listed below is designed to meet the requirements of Associate of Science to be completed and prepare students for Bachelor of Science/Art in Computer Science from regional public and private institutions. Students interested in transferring to four-year college or university after GTCC should consult with the institution they will be attending, their faculty, and/or GTCC Student Success Center to ensure transfer of the appropriate courses for that institution for both General Education or pre-major electives.

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

  • Create computer programs to access and analyze data using the Software Development Methodology.
  • Demonstrate ethical standards for computer professionals.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving skills to create computer programs.
  • Demonstrate foundational and object-oriented programming skills.

Total Credits: 14-15

Second Semester

Total Credits: 16

Third Semester

  • Credits: 4
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credits: 3
  • Mathematics Sequence Credits: 4 1
  • Other Required Elective Credits: 5
  • Other Required Elective Credits: 3 5

Total Credits: 17

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 14

Total credits required for this pathway: 61-62


Recommendations for transferring institutions:  UNCG - MAT 172, MAT 271, MAT 272, (MAT 273 or MAT 285); ASU (Computer Science) - MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 271, MAT 272; NCAT & UNCC - MAT 271, MAT 272; Guilford College - MAT 143, CSC 139, ECO 251, ECO 252.  The appropriate sequence will depend on initial placement.

Recommendations for transferring institutions:  UNCG, ASU - COM 231; Guilford College - COM 120 or ENG 231; UNCC - COM 231, one of ENG 231, 232, 241, 242.

Recommendations for transferring institutions:  UNCG, ASU - ART 111, 114, or ENG 231 or MUS 110; NCAT - REL 110; Guilford College - MUS 110, ENG 231

For most institutions students may select from ECO 251, ECO 252, PSY 150, POL 120, or SOC 210.  Students transferring to Guilford College should take ECO 251 and students transferring to UNCC should take HIS 111 and SOC 210 or PSY 150.

Consult university’s Bachelor Degree Plan or department requirements.

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