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Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time

Computer Science — Associate in Science Degree (60 credits)

About the Program

This degree introduces students to the skills related to the analysis, design and development of information systems. Upon completion, the graduate will have acquired a solid mathematical background and a firm foundation in both the practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary computer science. This program has been designed to equip students to transfer into a typical four-year Computer Science degree program.

Specific transfer plans, with the college of choice, should be made as early in the degree as possible to ensure an appropriate program is planned for enrollment at Century and at the four-year school.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.

Potential Job Titles

Computer Programmers *
Computer Engineers *
Computer Systems Analysts *

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree

Salary Data

  • Computer Programmers*
    Average Wage: $34.10/hour
    Top Earners: $47.82/hour
  • Computer Engineers*
    Average Wage: $45.62/hour
    Top Earners: $65.99/hour
  • Computer Systems Analysts*
    Average Wage: $37.83/hour
    Top Earners: $52.77/hour

* with bachelor’s degree

(seven county metro area -

Learning Outcomes

Computer Science - AS 60 Credits

  • Design, write, test, and debug computer programs written in a low-level language and contemporary structured and object-oriented languages.
  • Ability to develop algorithms which underlie common programming tasks.
  • Incorporate foundational data management concepts such as data structures within computer programs.
  • The ability to function and communicate effectively as ethically and socially responsible computer science professionals.
  • Prepared to transfer into a typical four-year Computer Science degree program.
  • Correctly implement given specifications when writing programs.

Program Prerequisites

Assessment score placement in MATH 1061 or above, or completion of MATH 0070 with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 or completion of RDNG 0090 with a grade of C or higher.

Contact Information

Admissions Office 651.773.1700 Room 2350 West
Advising & Counseling Center 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information

Brian Downs651.779.3490brian.downs@century.eduRoom 3076 West
Michael Gaffney651.779.3945michael.gaffney@century.eduRoom 3077 West
Robert Niemann651.779.3252robert.niemann@century.eduRoom 3075 West