2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Dec 11, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Computer Science Technology, A.S.

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Degree Code: B65

Associate in Science

Program Coordinator: Yvette Onye 860-215-9428

Smart phones, satellites, artificial intelligence, game programming, Amazon, Facebook….What do they have in common?  A Computer Science Technology professional helped make these happen.  This program is designed for students pursuing a career as a Computer Science Technology professional e.g. professional Software Engineer, Software Developer, Applications Programmer, Web Developer, Database Designer and Developer, Software Tester, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer User Support Specialist, Software Entrepreneur.  Students will learn to analyze, design, develop, and communicate solutions with precision, creativity, and reasoning, and will have the flexibility to design and focus their passions into interdisciplinary paths with electives in the sciences, computing, business and accounting, mathematics, and humanities.  

Computer Science Technology Curriculum Requirements

Prerequisites to the Program

Total: 14

Semester II

Total: 14

Semester III

Total: 17

Semester IV

Total: 15


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

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

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

A second natural science elective (3 Credit) may be used as a technical elective (3 Credit).

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.   

Grand Total: 60-61

Computer Science Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

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

  1. Utilize algorithmic thinking for designing, developing, and documenting well-structured solutions.
  2. Employ techniques (mathematical and tool-based) to analyze the performance (time, complexity, and efficiently) of various solutions.
  3. Exhibit a working knowledge of key activities that occur at each phase of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  4. Produce tangible physical artifacts (work products) that address scoping a problem, designing and developing a solution, and ensuring (testing) the quality of that solution.
  5. Perform and communicate effectively as a contributing individual and member of a software project team.
  6. Demonstrate describing issues and expressing the merits of one’s designs, solutions, and implementation approaches.
  7. Engage in self-directed continuing professional development in the field of Computer Science.

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