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  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Computer Science - A.S. (TTP)


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Computer Science spans the broad range from theory through programming to cutting-edge development of computing solutions. Computer science offers a foundation that permits graduates to adapt to new technologies and new ideas. The work of computer scientists falls into three categories: 1.) designing and building software; 2.) developing effective ways to solve computing problesm such as storing information in databases, sending data over networks or providing new approaches to security problems; and 3.) devising new and better ways of using computers and addressing particular challenges in areas such as robotics, computer vision, or digital forensics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, more IT jobs are available in the United States today than at the height of the dot.com bubble and are expected to be ammong the fastest-growing occupations over the next decade. Computer science requires solid preparation and study in mathematics.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (42)


Total Degree Requirements - Credits (61)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Career and Salary Information


Career

Beginning Salary Median Salary
Computer Programmer $42,470 $110,230
Computer Systems Analyst $47,590 $112,690
Software Developers, System Software $54,040 $125,130

 This list is some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/ Behavorial Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Science (Choose from Sequences listed above) Credits: (4)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature) (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Science (Choose from Sequences listed above) Credits: (4)
  • Social/ Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

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