Code: F_AAS_CPGM

Campus: Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, Westminster Campus, and Online Learning

Programming

This AAS degree pathway is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in computer programming. This pathway contains many courses that transfer to a Bachelor’s degree in programming/Computer Science. See a CIS Program Advisor for more information about what transfers, it could be a combination of computer information systems as well as computer science courses.

Requirements

Students are strongly advised to meet with the Program Director before starting this degree pathway to obtain advisement and proper sequencing of courses. CIS 128 may be applied as an elective for this award. Westminster students may substitute CIS 128 for CIS 223 by obtaining a signed course substitution form. Please see Program Director for details.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

 

CIS 223Linux

3

or

CNG 201Linux Configuration: (OS)

3

 

CIS 145Complete PC Database: ACCESS

3

CSC 160Computer Science I: (C++)

4

CSC 161Computer Science II

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Calculus and Computer Science Electives

Select 19 credits below from Calculus or Computer Science courses.  Credits over 19 will reduce the remaining electives needed to fulfill degree requirements.

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 201Calculus I

5

MAT 202Calculus II

5

or

Any CSC prefix courses

Total Credit Hours:19

 

Electives

Please select 9 credits from any combination of CISCNGCSC, CWB, and/or MAT 203 or higher courses to fulfill remaining degree requirements.

Total Credit Hours:9

Required General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

English

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 121College Algebra

4

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Natural and Physical Sciences

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Total Credit Hours: 60-61

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