Computer Science, Associate in Science

Program Code: 0211


This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Computer Science. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Associate in Science (AS) degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below. Following this pathway will help you get your associate degree, which will increase your chances of transfer to bachelor’s-level programs of study. Choose Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses to fulfill general education requirements whenever possible. Visit and speak with your college advisor to learn more about IAI.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
CIS 101 Computer Science 101 2 3
CIS 116
Operating System I 2
or Information Technology Problem Solving
MATH 146 Discrete Mathematics 1,3 4
Humanities course 1 3
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences course 1 3
CIS 103 Fundamentals of Programming 2 3
Physical Sciences course 1 3
CIS 144 Java Object Oriented Programming I 2 3
Semester 3
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences course (HD) 1 3
MATH 125
Introductory Statistics 1
or Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
CIS 142 C++ Object Oriented Programming I 2 3
CIS 244 Java Object Oriented Programming II 2 3
Semester 4
Life Sciences course 1 4
Physical Sciences or Life Sciences course 1 3
Fine Arts course 1 3
CIS 260 Computer Information Systems Field Project 2 3
 Total Hours60-61

General Education Requirement


Pathway Elective


ALEKS-based placement or prerequisite: MATH 140 College Algebra

Recommended electives may vary by transfer institution. Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Institution-specific transfer guides and agreements can be found on CCC's transfer site.