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  • Computer Science

    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)
    • Internet Programming — Certificate (15 credits)

About the Program

The Associate in Science 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.

The certificate will provide student with the knowledge to create a sophisticated, secure, multi-tiered Internet application.  Essential programming, database and security concepts and techniques will be presented such that graduates will be able to analyze requirements and then design and develop a database-driven, interactive, client-server web application.

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.


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Potential Job Titles

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  • 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 and/or master’s degree.
Information gathered pertains to 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.

Internet Programming - Certificate 15 Credits

  • analyze ethical issues involved in web application development, including data privacy concerns.
  • create usable web pages using human factors and principles of interface design.
  • create web pages using HTML5 to identify the page’s structure and CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets) to specify the content’s presentation.
  • create dynamic and interactive web pages that use JavaScript that access the DOM  to dynamically modify the page’s structure (HTML) and appearance (CSS).
  • create well-formed XML documents  and create a web page that retrieves and displays data from a valid XML file .
  • design, develop, test and debug server-side scripts written in PHP that can deliver dynamic content to a web page.
  • design and create a relational database, and access it via PHP scripts and queries to retrieve and store data that is a component of a dynamic website.
  • incorporate Asynchronous JavaScript technology in a website to provide asynchronous, partial-page updates to web pages.
  • describe common website security threats and incorporate appropriate security measures to implement secure transactions.
  • use course concepts and techniques to build a sophisticated, secure, dynamic client/server application.