Computer Science & Software Systems Pre-Major

Overview

Prepare for a major in Computer Science and Software Systems by taking recommended courses to fulfill the requirements of a transfer degree.

Computer science is the study of computers and their applications, information processing and the mathematical structures that relate to computation. It analyzes how simple processes (such as algorithms) can be combined to produce substantial, deliberate outcomes through manipulating, organizing, accessing, communicating and encoding information. Computer Science programs require a solid foundation in math and science. B.S. degrees typically require advanced study in math, science, and computer science courses. B.A. programs include basic computer knowledge and skills and often provide opportunities for multidisciplinary studies.

The Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) is part of Shoreline’s General Transfer program and is designed to meet the first two years of requirements of most four-year degrees.

Completion Award
Associate of Science - Transfer, Track 2/Major Related Program
Length of Study
90 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

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Per Quarter 
2018-2019
Residents Non-resident
Online Only
Non-resident
On Campus
Non-resident
Non-Citizen
 
1 credit $148.83 $162.97 $239.71  $326.25
5 credits $608.15 $678.85 $1,062.55  $1,495.25
12 credits (full-time) $1,291.10 $1,425.18 $2,207.48  $3,079.74
15 credits  $1,441.10 $1,577.40 $2,368.85 $3,251.40
Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

This program option is designed to support Shoreline’s general education outcomes: 

  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning:  Students will demonstrate college-level skills and knowledge in applying the principles of mathematics and logic. 
  • Communication Skills:  Students will read, write, speak in, and listen to college-level English. Effective communication incorporates awareness of the social nature of communication and the effects of ethnicity, age, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and ability on sending and receiving oral, non-verbal, and written messages. 
  • Multicultural Understanding:  Students will demonstrate understanding of issues related to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture and the role these issues play in the distribution of power and privilege in the United States. 
  • Information Literacy:  Students will access, use, and evaluate information in a variety of formats, keeping in mind social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding information access in today’s society. 
  • General Intellectual Abilities:  Students will think critically within a discipline, identify connections and relationships among disciplines, and use an integrated approach to analyze new situations. 
  • Global Awareness:  Students will demonstrate understanding and awareness of issues related to, and consequences of, the growing global interdependence of diverse societies by integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines. Students will describe how social, cultural, political, and economic values and norms interact.

Careers & Opportunities

Graduates with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computing and Software Systems have far reaching opportunities in the computer career field, working as computer programmers, network specialists, systems and data communication analyst, software and hardware engineers, technical consultants and educators. Depending on the position, wages are typically strong ranging from $40,000 to well over $100,000 a year. Resource: Association for Computing Machinery at www.computingcareers.acm.org. Potential employers include: computer software and hardware companies, software publishers, businesses and consulting firms, entertainment industry, schools, health care agencies and manufacturing companies.

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This option is open to everyone. There are no eligibility requirements to start this program.

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