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The Computer Science curriculum prepares students for careers in computer programming and for transfer to state colleges and universities for further study in computer sciences or information science. The curriculum offers students both the theory and practical experience for entry-level positions of employment. There are computer courses for non-science majors as well as science majors. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.

The Computer Science curriculum meets the Data Processing Management Association mode curriculum for undergraduate computer information systems education.

Computer Science for Transfer

AS-T Degree

 

The Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer degree (AS-T) program provides students with a strong foundation in Computer Science. Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate an ability to analyze problems and craft appropriate algorithmic solutions; apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline; interpret data, think critically and apply the scientific method; research and assess new ideas and information; and interpret technical information, as well as listen effectively to, communicate orally with and write clearly for a wide range of audiences.

The Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer degree (AS-T) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a major deemed similar by a CSU campus. Students earning an associate degree for transfer and meeting the CSU minimum transfer admission requirements are guaranteed admission with junior standing to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 additional prescribed units to earn a bachelor’s degree.

To earn the Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, including both of the following:

NOTE: The California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE) is NOT an option for this degree.

The exact wording of the law pertaining to associate degrees for transfer may be found in Education Code Section 66746.

It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

RESTRICTION: International coursework from non-United States regionally accredited institutions cannot be applied to associate degrees for transfer.

C.S.: Computer Science Concentration

A.A. or A.S. Degree

The curriculum in Computer Science prepares students for transfer to California State University, Sacramento and to many other university Computer Science degree programs. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. Students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

C.S.: Management Information Systems Concentration

A.A. or A.S. Degree

The curriculum in Management Information Systems has special emphasis on development, installation and maintenance of business software applications. Students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

C.S.: Embedded Systems 

Certificate

Successful completion of the curriculum in Embedded Systems prepares students for entry-level programming positions in companies which manufacture products that have embedded microprocessors. A certificate is designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Embedded Systems Concentration Gainful Employment Information

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • An ability to engage in continuous learning as well as research and assess new ideas and information to provide the capabilities for lifelong learning.
  • An ability to read and interpret technical information, as well as listen effectively to, communicate orally with, and write clearly for a wide range of audiences.
  • An ability to analyze a problem and craft an appropriate algorithmic solution.
  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to interpret data, think critically and apply the scientific method.

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David Parker Part-time Instructor, Computer Science

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Diane Perreault Part-time Instructor, Distance Learning, Computer Science

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Edward Przepiorski Jr. Part-time Instructor. Computer Science

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Gita Faroughi Part-time Instructor, Computer Science

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Iraj Sabzevary Part-time Instructor, Computer Science

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Jared Amalong Part-time Instructor, Computer Information Systems

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Keson Khieu Part-time Instructor, Computer Science

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Robert Lapkass Part-time Instructor, Computer Science

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Sankar Srivatsa Part-time Instructor, Computer Science

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Susan Herberholz Part-time Instructor, Computer Science

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Susan Mano Part-time Instructor, Computer Science

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Timothy McGowen Part-time Instructor, Distance Learning, Computer Science

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Bruce Gauthier Part-time Instructor, Computer Science

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Delphin Kyubwa Part-time Instructor, Computer Science

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