Computer Science Associate of Arts
Area of Study: Computer Science
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Arts degree
The Associate of Arts in Computer Science is designed for students planning to start their education at Tri-C and transfer to a four-year institution to major in Computer Science. A four-year degree in Computer Science can prepare students for a variety of careers, such as programmer, software developer, software engineer, data scientist, systems analyst and IT project manager.
The Computer Science program will provide students with the foundations in programming logic, Java programming, data structures and algorithms, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills they need to succeed at their four-year institution. In addition, coursework may qualify students for some entry-level positions in the computer science/information technology industry.
The four-year program requirements vary in areas such as mathematics and natural sciences. Students should meet with a counselor and check with individual institutions when selecting general education coursework. In addition, some bachelor's degree-granting institutions may require additional general education coursework outside of the Ohio Transfer 36, and students may be required to take these courses in their junior or senior year.
Tri-C currently has articulation agreements that guarantee the transfer of IT coursework with Cleveland State University, Baldwin Wallace University and Western Governors University.
This program is available to be completed 100% online.