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Computer Science Associate of Science (AS)

About the Program

The Las Positas Computer Science department offers course that lead to an Associate of Science in Computer Science degree designed to prepare students to transfer into a baccalaureate program in Computer Science or a related field. These programs cover a wide range of computer related professions that include programming, systems analysis, data processing, database analysis and computer science. As technologies in computer science change, so will the content of this degree to assure graduates have what they need to be successful in both the current and future market places.

Career Opportunities

Computer SoftwareProgrammer Computer SoftwareTester Systems Analyst Software designer Mobile Application Developer Database designer, administrator and programmer

Program Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the AS in Computer Science, students are able to analyze, design, and solve complex computer-based problems using both logical and mathematical methods including the implementation of control and data structures.
  • Upon completion of the AS in Computer Science, students are able to direct computer operations by writing detailed instructions in computer languages to solve a variety of problems.
  • Upon completion of the AS in Computer Science, students are able to professionally describe and apply their skills in the design of their complex computer system or algorithm and be able to show how their solution is the most optimal.

Required Core: (30 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
CS 1 Computing Fundamentals I 4
CS 2 Computing Fundamentals II 4
CS 17 Discrete Mathematical Structures 4
MATH 10 Discrete Mathematical Structures 4
CS 20 Advanced Programming with Data Structures/C++ 4
CS 21 Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming 4
MATH 1 Calculus I 5
MATH 2 Calculus II 5

List A: Select One (3.5-5 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
MATH 7 Elementary Linear Algebra 3.5
PHYS 1B General Physics II 5

Total Units for the Major: 33.5 -35

The Associate Degree is conferred upon those students who complete the required 60 or more semester units of the degree pattern with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better, of which 12 units must be earned at Las Positas College. In addition, students must complete a General Education pattern in order to earn a degree: see the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science (AS) Degree, California State University General Education-Breadth, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program, the optional course(s) taken, and the GE pattern selected. Elective units are degree applicable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.