Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Technology Department
Programs of Study
Computer Science (A.S.) - This program leads to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree and is designed for those who intend to transfer to a baccalaureate program oriented in the design of hardware and software of computer systems. The program stresses computer, mathematics and science courses which are appropriate for transfer to a baccalaureate program in Computer Science.
Information Technology (A.A.S.) - This program leads to the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and is designed for those who intend to seek immediate employment in the computer systems area. The program includes a foundation in general education courses (for example, social sciences, humanities and electives) plus the business and mathematics courses necessary to augment the extensive computer courses. By judicious use of electives along with active advisement from faculty, students can tailor the degree program to meet their individual needs and industry requirements for a particular area of Information Technology. Topics included for study are Internet and web-based applications, relational database management and development, Visual Basic programming, object-oriented programming and network administration. Some students transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in I.T. or related areas.
Information Technology (Cert.) – The Information Technology Certificate has been designed to provide training in computer skills necessary for students to adapt and succeed in the rapid growth and application of new and emerging computer technologies. The program includes a wide range of required and elective courses designed to meet a variety of computer related careers and special needs, while taking into account students' backgrounds and interests. The component courses provide training to develop marketable skills or an opportunity for college graduates to upgrade their computer skills or prepare for a career change. By providing a core of fundamental courses, students may concentrate in computer areas such as networking or programming. Customized electives allow those who plan to work in a small business environment to select general electives from the business and marketing areas, while others may choose from the extensive digital art courses available at the College. Students without any computer experience should complete CMP 100, Computer Literacy, before entering the certificate program.
Liberal Arts & Science - Mathematics (A.S.) - This program is designed for students who intend to transfer to a baccalaureate program in Mathematics, Mathematics education (secondary) or a related applied field. Graduates of the program should be able to complete the baccalaureate degree in two years of additional full-time study. The program includes liberal arts courses to provide a broad based general education, plus computer science and science courses to augment the extensive mathematics component. The Mathematics core develops knowledge in three basic areas of Mathematics learning: proof and theory, algorithms and applications. The computer component develops important ancillary skills.
Logistics & Transportation Management (A.A.S.) - This program develops professionals for one of the fastest growing areas of employment: the movement of goods and people from place to place with maximum efficiency. This program focuses on core courses in logistics management and transportation plus dynamic electives in the field. The curriculum also features basic studies in English, science, the humanities and other disciplines which provide a diverse and sound background in the liberal arts. Individual concepts in Logistics and Transportation Management are studied in depth, as is their interrelation to industrial and business operations. This degree program leads to an Associate in Applied Science. Most courses are transferable to four-year institutions.