2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook

Computer Science, AA



The Associate of Arts degree in Computer Science is a general transfer program for students who are planning to transfer to baccalaureate-level institutions. A secondary objective is employment upon completion of the degree.

This program provides the knowledge and skills that leads to further, specialized study of Computer Science at a four-year college or university. It satisfies the first two years of most Computer Science degrees. The Associate of Arts degree includes skills in mathematics, communication (oral, written, and listening), systems programming, systems analysis and design, and computer science fundamentals.


Click to view the different maps for completing this degree and transferring:

Academic Maps: AA Computer Science  


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze problems and identify the computing requirements appropriate to their solutions.
  2. Evaluate computer programs using current tools and techniques.
  3. Construct computer programs using the design and development principles.
  4. Implement computer programs using current tools and techniques.

General Education Requirements



Mathematics (3-4 Credits)

REQUIRED: Your first college-level MATH course must be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

For Students Planning to Transfer to UNLV:  Students transferring to UNLV for the BA Computer Science should complete MATH 127.  Students transferring to UNLV for the BS Computer Science should complete MATH 181.
  • or above

    REMINDER: If a student does not place into the correct college-level MATH course, they are required to complete a preparatory or prerequisite course(s) or attempt to gain a higher score on the MATH placement exam. Such preparatory or prerequisite courses are not part of the degree, may delay degree completion, and will cause the student to complete more credits than the total listed on this degree.

Analytical Reasoning (3 Credits)

Natural Sciences (7 Credits)

Choose two courses; one must include a lab.

Humanities (3 Credits)

Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Values and Diversity (0 Credits)

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

ENG 231 or ENG 232 fulfills this requirement.

Special Program Requirements



Electives (10 Credits)

Please note – for CIT, CS, and MATH, students may choose any course not used to complete another section of this degree (only CIT courses without a B designation may be used).  Please see an academic map or advisor or counselor for course selection.