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General Studies, Computer Science Specialization AS

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

Associate of Science (AS)

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The Computer Science specialization is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in computer science or related field. The program emphasizes the study of the science of computing and the use of computing in a scientific setting.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the advising center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.


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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 101 Orientation to STEM 1   SDV 100
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
MTH 161 Precalculus I 3 See Placement Requirements  
CSC 200 Introduction to Computer Science 3    
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3    
Laboratory Science Elective (choose 1 sequence):
BIO 101 General Biology I & BIO 102 General Biology II
CHM 111 General Chemistry I & CHM 112 General Chemistry II
PHY 241 University Physics I & PHY 242 University Physics II
8   See Note 2
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
MTH 162 Precalculus II 3 MTH 161  
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3    
CSC 201 Computer Science I 4 Co-requisite MTH 173 or approval MTH 263 (Co-requisite)  
MTH 263 Calculus I 4 MTH 162  
CSC 202 Computer Science II 4 CSC 201  
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3    
Humanities Elective (choose 1):
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I
ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II
PHI 111 Logic I
PHI 220 Ethics
Social/Behavioral Science Elective (choose 1):
HIS 112 History of World Civilization II
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology
3 See Placement Requirements  
CSC 205 Computer Organization Offered Spring only 3    
MTH 264 Calculus II 4 MTH 263  
MTH 245 Statistics I 3 MTH 154 or MTH 161  
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 61  


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. A sequence BIO 101 & BIO 102, CHM 111 & CHM 112, or PHY 241 & PHY 242 is recommended.
  3. Courses noted as Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
  4. Students planning to transfer to VT for Computer Science should complete the Engineering AS.
  5. Students should confer with their intended transfer institution to ensure transferability into the desired program.

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