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Computer Science Concentration

Associate in Arts -  Computer Science Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society From Area 2 3
World View From Area 3 3
Quantitative Thought MAT197 satisfies Area 4 - see note** 4 MAT194 or placement
Science and Technology PHY251 satisfies Area 5 4 MAT281
Humanities From Area 6 3
Intro to Computer Science and Object Oriented Programming CIT120 satisfies learning communities requirement - see note* 4 ENG095 and MAT099 and RDG095 and ESL098 or placement; pre/co-req MAT194
JAVA Programming CIT239 4 ENG095 and MAT194 or placement and CIT120
Advanced Java CIT285 3 CIT239 and MAT197
Data Structures CIT242 3 CIT239 and MAT197
Linear Algebra or C++ Programming MAT291 or CIT237 4 Prerequisite for MAT291: MAT281; prerequisites for CIT237: MAT194 and CIT120 and ENG095 or placement
Calculus I MAT281 4 MAT197
Calculus II MAT282 4 MAT281
College Physics II/Lab PHY252 4 PHY251; pre/co-req MAT282
Behavioral Science Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-re ENG111
Literature Elective 3 pre/co-re ENG111
Total Credits 65
Last Modified Date: October 5, 2017

Additional Information

Division: Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Department: Computer Science

Degree Type: Associate in Arts

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For waiver of computer course prerequisite(s) see the Comper Science Advisor.

*Note: The Department recommends that a college-level math course be taken before CIT120.

**Note: For students placing above MAT197, Choose from one of the following program electives:CIT243, CIT287, MAT283 or MAT285.

Concentration Overview

The Computer Information Technology (CIT) Department mission is two-fold. CIT prepares its students for good paying, entry level careers as database professionals through the Associate in Science (A.S.) and Certificate Database Programming and Administration Programs. CIT also prepares students to transfer to four-year college Information Technology (IT) Programs through the Computer Information Systems Transfer Program and the A.S. Computer Science Transfer Option. The Department’s goals are in concert with the College’s goals. Using input from its Industry Advisory Committee and internship course, the department is continually updating and fine tuning its programs of study. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus. For current information on eligible programs, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration can transfer to bachelor’s programs at four-year colleges.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Design, implement, and maintain a software solution for a realistic problem by correctly employing and applying the principles of object oriented programming.
  • Write Java code.

Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis certification simultaneously. See page 173.