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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science: Computer Science Studies - TAP/CSCU Transfer Degree, AA (CMSC-AA-TAP)

Location(s): Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers, Tunxis

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CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

CSCU Pathway Transfer A.A. degree programs are for Connecticut Community College students who wish to transfer to one of the four Connecticut State Universities or Charter Oak College. Upon transfer, students are guaranteed full junior status and can complete a bachelor’s degree in their major without losing any credits or being required to take any extra credits.

The Computer Science Pathway A.A. degree is a rigorous calculus-based program which provides students with a broad background in the underlying disciplines of computer science including: the fundamentals of computer programming; database theory and design; digital systems including digital logic, computer organization & architecture and assembly language; and client-side web development.

Students will also acquire a comprehensive educational background in mathematics, science and general education, designed to develop and enhance their critical thinking, problem analysis and resolution skills.

Students who are interested in Networking and System Administration should consider the Computer Network Technology A.S. degree or certificate.

Learning Outcomes:    

Upon successful completion of all requirements of this degree program, graduates will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand a problem and develop logically structured solutions through the use of a modern programming language such as Java.
  • Apply the use of data modeling and relational database design for the design and implementation of a database application.
  • Understand the fundamental operating principles of a computer on an architectural level.
  • Acquire an understanding of modern abstract mathematics as it relates to computer science
  • Apply the use of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap and jQuery to the design and creation of a website.

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.

With this degree, you will be able to transfer to the following majors:

  • Central Connecticut State University: Computer Science, B.S. - Alternative Program, Computer Science, B.S. - Honors
  • Eastern Connecticut State University: Computer Science, B.S.
  • Southern Connecticut State University: Computer Science, B.S. - General Program
  • Western Connecticut State University: Computer Science, B.S.

Pathway Courses (28 credits)*

Total Credits: 61-62

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