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Programming Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Programming and enter the workforce. Students explore programming, database functions, computer information systems, networking and computer sciences. Students will learn about writing and testing code as well as programming languages such as C++, Java, and Visual Basic. Career paths include an entry-level programmer position in various sizes of businesses, corporations or public institutions. Some careers may require a Bachelor's degree. Although some courses may transfer, this AAS degree program is designed for students to enter the workforce.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELECTIVE CIS 115 or Any CIS/CSC/CWB

3

CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

CSC 119Introduction to Programming

3

ENGLISH ENG 131/121/122

3

MATH MAT 121 or Higher

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 145Intro to Desktop Database

3

CSC 160Computer Science I: (Language)

4

ELECTIVE MAT 201 or Higher or Any CIS/CWB/CSC

3

GEN EDUPHI 112/205, or Any Approved Elective List Course

3

GEN EDUPHI 112/205, or Any Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16
Semester Note: Upon completion of CIS 118, CIS 135, CIS145, and CIS 155, you should apply for the Applications Specialist Certificate.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CSC 161Computer Science II: (Language)

4

CNG 201Linux Configuration: (OS)

3

COMP SCI Any CSC Course

3

ELECTIVE MAT 201 or Higher or Any CIS/CWB/CSC

3

ELECTIVE MAT 201 or Higher or Any CIS/CWB/CSC

3

Total Credit Hours:16
Semester Note: If you have already completed CIS 223, this course may be applied to the CNG 201 requirement.
 
Upon completion of CIS 145, CSC 160, and select any three CSC courses, you should apply for the Programming Certificate.

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
COMP SCI Any CSC Course

3

COMP SCI Any CSC Course

3

ELECTIVE MAT 201 or Higher or Any CIS/CWB/CSC

4

GEN EDUPHI 112/205, or Any Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

If you take more credits in computer science than listed (9 credits), it will reduce the 16 credits of electives needed. You must complete 60 credits to earn your Programming Associate of Applied Science Degree. You should not exceed 62 credits. You may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.