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Digital TubeComputer Systems Technology Transfer Degree Program

This curriculum is designed for those students planning to major in computer science at a four-year college or university as well as those electing to go into the work force upon the completion of this two-year program.  A student’s class choices should be planned with the requirements of the transfer institution in mind.  See your advisor for enrollment information and transfer institution requirements.

Recommended Courses

    Credit Hrs.
COMP-161 Computer Information Systems 3
COMP-212 Computer Programming: C++ 3
COMP-221 Computer Programming: Java 3
COMP-226 Computer Programming: JavaScript 3
COMP-214 Computer Programming: Visual C++ 3
COMP-203 Intro. to Computer Programming: Visual Basic for Windows 3
COMP-162 Computer Concepts and Applications 3


Additional Courses

    Credit Hrs.
BUSN-171 Financial Accounting 3
BUSN-221 Managerial Accounting 3
BUSN-116 Fundamentals of Business                                        3
ENGL-290 Technical Writing 3


To complete an associate degree the program emphasis credit hours and the general education credit hours, which must be taken from the list approved by the General Education Committee, must total at least 64 credit hours.  Also see specific curriculum guide for program emphasis.  Certain general education courses are preferred for different programs. 

Most Computer Systems Technology majors opt for the Associate in Arts degree.  This degree is meant to transfer to a baccalaureate degree granting institution.

Description of Courses

COMP-161. Computer Information Systems. 3 Hours. This is a theory course designed to introduce students to the history, terminology and applications of computers. The student will learn the fundamentals of Windows along with many of the application software programs including spreadsheets, word processing, databases and presentation software. The fundamentals of computer programming will also be studied as well as the different programming languages currently being used in industry.

COMP-203. Introduction to Computer Programming: Visual BASIC for WINDOWS. 3 Hours. Visual BASIC is a sophomore level course designed to introduce students to the concept of Object Oriented Event@ program design and coding. Utilizing Window controls and features will be an integral part of these exercises. This course carries a credit of three hours. Prerequisite: Knowledge of an introductory level programming such as BASIC, FORTRAN or C.

COMP-212. Computer Programming: C++. 3 Hours. This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of programming in a machine independent language. One will learn the fundamentals to structured programming and object-oriented programming in the language C++. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Programming: BASIC or previous knowledge of programming.

COMP-214. Computer Programming: Visual C++. 3 Hours. This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of programming in a machine independent language. One will learn the fundamentals to structured programming and object-oriented programming in the language Visual C++. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Programming: BASIC or previous knowledge of programming.

COMP-221. Computer Programming: Java. 3 Hours. This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of programming in a machine independent language. One will learn the fundamentals to structured programming and object-oriented programming as well as writing applets for Web pages in the language JAVA. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Programming: BASIC or experience with another high-level language.

COMP-226. Computer Programming: JavaScript. 3 Hours. This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of writing computer programs and Web pages using JavaScript. The student will learn all of the tools used in JavaScript and then will integrate them to build a Web page. Some of the tools that will be covered include expressions, decision statements, loops, arrays, functions, strings, events and objects. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Programming: BASIC or previous knowledge of programming.