Computer Science

Associate of Science Degree

Statewide Oregon Transfer and Oregon State University Options

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Program Mission

Computer Science (CS) is the study of programs, data, computing machinery, and how these interact. The CS degree is computer science-focused, lower-division, general education requirements accepted by public universities in Oregon.

Oregon State University

OSU Degree Partnership Program

UCC works closely with Oregon State University (OSU) so that students can dual-enroll, pursue any degree that OSU offers, reap cost savings, and benefit from access to more scholarships and services. Learn more.

Program Descriptions

The Computer Science program is to provide students with a quality education that motivates students to reach their full potential through computer programming, and computer logic skills necessary for transfer, career success, and lifelong learning.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the Computer Science AS will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

  1. Acquire new information and adapt to changes in the computer technology field
  2. Apply a logical and systematic approach to solve problems
  3. Use written, oral, and visual interpersonal skills to communicate with individuals or small groups
  4. Design and implement computer software applications
  5. Evaluate and compare different algorithms applicable to a given task

Alumnus Spotlight - Joseph ZieglerCareer Considerations

Computer science knowledge is built upon a foundation that allows graduates to explore a wide range of career possibilities. Popular computer science careers include programming and software development, computer hardware innovation and development, testing mathematical algorithms, managing the technological infrastructure of an organization, and digital security.

Watch a video about UCC alumnus Joseph Ziegler and his career path to Google and Uber.

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Step 1

Fill out our request info form. This will alert us that you are interested in the CIS programs.

Step 2

If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.

Transfer Considerations

Majors in computer science are offered at OSU, PSU, SOU, UO, and WOU in Oregon. Please be aware that the core CS curriculum and major options vary at the above-listed schools.

Students who are unsure which university they will transfer to can start with the General ASOT-CS option. The ASOT-CS degree does not guarantee admission to Oregon universities, admission to a competitive computer science major, or junior standing in a major. Students should select a university early to ensure electives are tailored for requirements at the intended transfer institution.

Program Publications

Program Requirements

Before gaining acceptance into the Computer Science degree program, students should demonstrate completion of MTH 111 or MTH 112 placement; compass testing into WR 121, and reading score of 81 or higher.

It is strongly recommended that Computer Science (CS) and Computer Information Systems (CIS) students have access to a personally-owned, 64-bit Windows laptop with at least 16 GB of RAM, 1-2 TB hard disk, and other standard laptop accessories. You can purchase a full version of Microsoft Office in the UCC campus store at a very low, discounted student price.

Other CIS Certificates & Degrees at UCC

 

Contact

 

John Blackwood, MS - Contact
Associate Professor, CIS
Phone: 541-440-7686

Vince Yip, MS - Contact
Associate Professor, CIS
Phone: 541-440-7886

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