Prepare for a major in Computer Science by taking recommended courses to fulfill the requirements of a transfer degree. The Computer Science AA-DTA requires 90.5 - 91.5 quarter credits in college-level courses numbered 100 or above with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. The AA-DTA Major Related Program (MRP) prepares students for entrance into computer science majors at particular four-year schools. The MRP requires specific courses and will be shown on your transcript as a different type of completion than the general AA-DTA.

Completion Award
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program
Length of Study
91.5 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Online, On Campus

  1. Describe differences and similarities in how people across the globe experience social, cultural, economic, or political systems.
  2. Examine the interactions between societies and individuals.
  3. Apply methods of a specific discipline to interpret an expression of the human experience.
  4. Identify methods scientists use to explain aspects of the natural world.
  5. Use scientific laboratory practices within a field or discipline to investigate a scientific concept.
In addition to the outcomes above, students will gain the skills and knowledge included in Shoreline Student Learning Outcomes (SSLOs): Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity & Social Justice, Information Literacy, and Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning.

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Graduates in Computer Science, Software Engineering, and related fields (e.g., Applied Mathematics, Informatics) develop strong critical thinking, problem solving, computational, and technical skills to work in positions such as a software engineer, computer programmer, technical project manager, or web developer. Advanced degrees (Masters, Doctorate) are often not necessary in this field unless pursuing a research-based position or a specialization. Potential employers include large and small software companies, consultant work, and private schools, colleges, universities and businesses.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $145.17  $245.71  $339.54 $162.51
5 credits $673.85  $1,176.57  $1,645.70  $760.55
12 credits (full-time) $1,462.52  $2,476.40 $3,422.10  $1,637.76
15 credits $1,641.05 $2,667.59  $3,624.45 $1,819.05

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

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