Summary

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
Location
Online, On Campus

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.

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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
2021-2022
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 $147.42 $241.53 $330.49 $170.14
5 credits $645.10 $1,115.65 $1,560.45 $758.70
12 credits (full-time) $1,388.76 $2,337.72 $3,234.38 $1,632.56
15 credits $1,557.90 $2,518.65 $3,425.90 $1,826.60

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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