Computer Science Option/A.S. Degree

Program Advisor: Gregory Panczner

The Computer Science option in the Computer Information Systems degree program gives the student a technical understanding of computer systems. The curriculum provides students with extensive course work in computer science and mathematics. This program is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution for further study. To complete most computer assignments, students will need to use either BCC's computer laboratory or an off-campus computer. Related major at the baccalaureate level: computer science.

Expected Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Apply fundamental concepts of programming languages and software development to solve a diverse array of problems and recognize these concepts in different languages
  • Communicate clearly, accurately and succinctly through written and verbal means
  • Work effectively with others to design, develop, evaluate and present solutions to business and software engineering problems
  • Analyze a problem, gather appropriate data, and use logic to solve, predict and analyze results for relevance, accuracy and consistency
  • Recognize solution patterns of common problems and apply them to new challenges.


To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete all program and general education credits, plus the additional requirements shown below. 

Program                 42 Credits
CIS 102  Fundamental Computer Literacy 4
CIS 124 C++ Programming I 4
CIS 125 C++ Programming II 4
CIS 211   Data Structures 4
CIS 231 Computer Science I with Java 4
CIS 232 Computer Science II with Java 4
CIS Computer Science Elective (see footnote 1) 3
ENM 152 Engineering Calculus II 4
ENT 162  Engineering Physics II 4
ENT 233  Digital Circuits 4
MAT 123 Elementary Statistics 3
General Education   23 Credits
COM  Communication 3
ENG English Composition/Writing 6
ENM 151   Engineering Calculus I 4
ENT 161   Engineering Physics I (see footnote 2) 4
Behavioral and Social Science   3
Humanities and Fine Arts   3
Additional As Shown
Core Competencies Portfolio 4 items
Forum 4 Units
Health/Fitness 30 Hours
Minimum Cumulative Average: Overall & Area of Specialization 2.000
Minimum Cumulative Average: All CIS and ENT Courses 2.000


The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will vary according to each student's individual needs.

First Semester   18 Credits
CIS 102 Fundamental Computer Literacy 4
CIS 124 C++ Programming I 4
ENG English Composition/Writing 3
ENM 151  Engineering Calculus I 4
  Behavioral & Social Science 3
Second Semester   18 Credits
CIS 125 C++ Programming II 4
ENM 152 Engineering Calculus II 4
ENT 161 Engineering Physics I 4
ENG English Composition/Writing 3
  Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Third Semester   15 Credits
CIS 231 Computer Science with Java 4
ENT 162 Engineering Physics II 4
ENT 233 Digital Circuits 4
MAT 123 Elementary Statistics 3
Fourth Semester   14 Credits
CIS 211  Data Structures 4
CIS 232  Computer Science II with Java  4
COM  Communication 3
   Elective (see footnote 1) 3


1. Computer Science Elective chosen from courses designated CIS or ENT.
2. Two semesters of another laboratory science sequence may be substituted.  

Note: A minimum of three CIS courses must be taken in the five years prior to graduation.