A laptop computer is required for students entering the computer science program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Communicate effectively and efficiently, both orally and in writing.
Employ critical thinking and problem solving skills in developing solutions to problems.
Create and modify functional, clear, concise software design and implementation with current programming languages.
Create functional web pages using web scripting languages.
Demonstrate the scientific method in one area of natural science.
Assess and implement appropriate data structures within a programming project.
Demonstrate proficiency in basic office automation software.
Solve problems in a team setting as a team member.
Identify issues of professional ethics including copyright laws, plagiarism, and professional etiquette.
Demonstrate proficiency with mathematical principles through the level of calculus or discrete.
DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM
Alfred State computer science graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.
The primary focus of the computer science program is transfer. The AS degree granted is specifically designed to maximize transfer credit to four-year programs. Transfer into the information technology programs: network administration, Web development, and applications software development is possible with junior status with careful selection of courses for electives.
Computer engineering technology
Employment and transfer rate: 100 percent. 50 percent employed; 50% transferred to continue their education.
Computer & Electronic Systems Technician
Computer Information Systems
Computer Engineering Technology
Information Security & Assurance
Information Technology: Applications Software Development
Information Technology: Network Administration
Information Technology: Web Development
Computer Science - AS Degree
TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM
Intro. to Information Tech.
Intro. to Computer Prog.
Pre-Calculus 1054 or above
Social Science Elective*
Visual Program’g & Devel.
Introduction to Literature
Database Appl. & Prog. I
Gen. Ed. - Other
Intro. to Web Page Development
Gen. Ed. - Natural Science w/Lab
Linux OS & Scripting
Database Concepts (advanced)
Intro. to Data Structures
Gen. Ed. "Other"
Liberal Arts Elective
*Social science elective may include economics, history, political science, psychology, or sociology.
Professional elective may include CISY, business, and selected courses from math or engineering as approved by the adviser.
Must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of required CISY courses and one professional elective approved by adviser with a 2.0 cumulative index. A minimum cumulative index of 2.0, along with other requirements as stated in the College Academic Regulations, must be met by candidates for the AS degree. A minimum of 62 credit hours of course work including one credit of physical education. Thirty credit hours in liberal arts are required.