2018-2019 College Catalog 
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2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Technology, A.S.

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Degree Code: B65

Associate in Science

Contact: Mark Comeau - 860-215-9415

This program is designed to provide students with skills consistent with entry-level computer programming and related jobs. The core curriculum, including mathematics requirements combined with general education electives, provides the first step in a student’s pursuit of a higher degree at other institutions. Included in the program is a sequence of programming courses that provides the foundational knowledge required for a career in software engineering. Also included are courses in database development, web development, and a foundational course in digital circuits and their design. The student will learn programming fundamentals and the basics of computer architecture, information processing, and algorithmic problem solving. Building on these basics, a student will receive an extensive exposure to and practice in the fundamentals of structured programming as well as objectoriented analysis and design. The program concludes with a course providing the student with a comprehensive understanding of the analysis and design of data structures.

Computer Science Technology Curriculum Requirements

Prerequisites to the Program

Total: 14

Semester II

Total: 14

Total: 15

Semester IV

Total: 17


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

( ) MAT* K172  is considered a prerequisite for this technology program.

† Students not seeking to transfer to a four-year institution may substitute Technical Elective(s) for one or both calculus courses.

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Technical Electives:

Note: a second natural science elective may be used as a technical elective.

Grand Total: 60

Computer Science Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. analyze and solve problems in computing
  2. demonstrate entry level programming ability in structured and object-oriented programming languages.
  3. model, design, implement and program a database.
  4. explain network technology protocols, including structure, communication, architecture and standards.
  5. explain the role of the Internet, Intranet and Internet tools in business and how these technologies are applied to improve efficiency and maximize profits.
  6. apply critical thinking skills acquired across the curriculum.
  7. exhibit both oral and written technical communication skills.
  8. transfer successfully to a 4 year college or university or obtain employment in an information technology field.

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