Computer Science Concentration
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society From Area 2 3
World View From Area 3 3
Precalculus MAT197** see note satisfies Area 4 requirement 4 MAT194 or placement
College Physics I/Lab PHY251 satisfies Area 5 requirement 4 MAT281
Humanities From Area 6 3
CONCENTRATION COURSES
Intro to Computer Science and Object Oriented Programming CIT120 satisfies LCS requirement-see note* 4 ENG095 and MAT099 and RDG095 or placement; pre/co-req MAT194
Introduction to Java CIT239 4 ENG095 and MAT194 or placement and CIT120
Advanced Java CIT285 3 CIT239 and MAT197
Data Structures CIT242 3 CIT239 and MAT197
Linear Algebra or C++ Programming MAT291 or CIT237 4 MAT281, MAT194 and CIT120 and ENG095 or placement
Calculus I MAT281 4 MAT197
Calculus II MAT282 4 MAT281
College Physics II/Lab PHY252 4 PHY251; pre/co-req MAT282
Behavioral Science Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-re ENG111
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-re ENG111
Total Credits 65

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For waiver of computer course prerequisite(s) see the Comper Science Advisor.

*Note: The Department recommends that a college-level math course be taken before CIT120.

**Note: For students placing above MAT197, Choose from one of the following program electives:CIT243, CIT287, MAT283 or MAT285.

Concentration Overview

The Computer Information Technology (CIT) Department mission is two-fold. CIT prepares its students for good paying, entry level careers as database professionals through the Associate in Science (A.S.) and Certificate Database Programming and Administration Programs. CIT also prepares students to transfer to four-year college Information Technology (IT) Programs through the Computer Information Systems Transfer Program and the A.S. Computer Science Transfer Option. The Department’s goals are in concert with the College’s goals. Using input from its Industry Advisory Committee and internship course, the department is continually updating and fine tuning its programs of study. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus. For current information on eligible programs, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration can transfer to bachelor’s programs at four-year colleges.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Design, implement, and maintain a software solution for a realistic problem by correctly employing and applying the principles of object oriented programming.
  • Write Java code.

Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis certification simultaneously. See page 173.