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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

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

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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.  This pathway aligns with Computer Science major at UNCG, NCA&T, App State, Charlotte, and Guilford College.

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.

First Semester

Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

Total Credits: 16

Third Semester

  • Natural Science Elective Credits: 6
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credits: 3 3
  • Mathematics Sequence Credits: 4 1
  • Other Required Elective Credits: 3 5
  • Credits: 1
  • or any 1 hour PED activity course

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

  • Credits: 3 7
  • Mathematics Sequence Credits: 4 1 
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective Credits: 3 4 
  • Natural Science Elective Credits: 6

Total Credits: 14

Total credits required for this pathway: 60


Recommendations for transferring institutions:  UNCG - MAT 172, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 273; ASU (Computer Science) - MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 271, MAT 272; NCAT & UNCC - MAT 271, MAT 272; Guilford College - MAT 171 ,  MAT 172 , MAT 143, ECO 252 (will also need to take 2 additional General Education elective hours in third or fourth semester).  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; Guilford College - MUS 110, ENG 231

For most institutions students may select two different disciplines 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.

NCSU requires PHY 251 /PHY 252 . NCAT requires CHM 151 /CHM 152  or PHY 251 /PHY 252 . ASU and UNC-CH will also accept AST 151 /AST 151A /AST 152 /AST 152A . UNCC will also accept BIO 110 /GEL 111  . ASU, UNCC, UNC-CH, UNCG and UNCW accept either BIO 111 /BIO 112   or CHM 151 /CHM 152   or PHY 251 /PHY 252  

7   Students transferring to UNCG, ASU, and UNCC can take a UGETC Elective; Guilford College should take CSC 134  

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