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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.

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: 14


Second Semester


Total Credits: 16


Third Semester


  • Mathematics Sequence Credits: 4 
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credits: 2
  • Natural Science Elective Credits: 7
  • Pre-major or General Elective Credits: 3 5
  • Pre-major or General Elective Credits: 3 5

Total Credits: 17


Fourth Semester


Total Credits: 14-15


Total credits required for this pathway: 61-62


Notes:


1 Depending on initial placement students may have to take MAT 171  as a pre-major/general elective.

2 Recommendations for transferring institutions: UNCG, HPU - COM 231 ENG 231 ; ASU or UNCC - PHI 240 ; UNCW or UNC-Chapel Hill - ENG 231 .

3 Recommendations for transferring institutions: UNCG, ASU, HPU, - ART 111 , ART 114  or ENG 231  or MUS 110 ; UNCW and UNCC - PHI 240 ; Guilford College - MUS 110 

4 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 , students transferring to UNC-Chapel Hill should take PSY 150 , and students transferring to UNCW should take SOC 210  or PSY 150 .

5 Students transferring to HPU should take an additions social/behavioral science from the following: ECO 251 , ECO 252 , PSY 150 , POL 120 , or SOC 210 . Students may be required to take foreign language up to SPA 111 /SPA 112 /SPA 211  .  Students who are transferring to UNCC should take HIS 112  with HIS 111  as a history elective.  Students transferring to UNCG should take BIO 111 .  Students transferring to UNCG should take BIO 111 .  Students transferring to UNCW should take MAT 152 .

6 Students transferring to UNCW should take HIS 111 .

7 Students transferring to UNCW, NC A&T and UNCC should take BIO 111 /BIO 112 .  Students transferring to ASU and UNC-Chapel Hill should take PHY 251 /PHY 252 . Students transferring to UNCG should take CHM 151 /CHM 152 

8 Students transferring to UNCC should take CSC 120  instead of MAT 285 .

9 Students transferring to ASU should take BIO 111 , transferring to UNCW should take CHM 151 , and students transferring to UNCC should take MAT 152  instead of MAT 273 .

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