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2022-2023 Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Pathway
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math guided pathway at RCC

Computer Science – Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree

About the Program

The statewide Associate of Science Oregon Transfer degree in Computer Science is designed for students transferring to baccalaureate degree programs in computer science or software engineering. Those completing the ASOT – Computer Science degree are assured junior level standing for registration purposes and will have met the lower division general education requirements of any institution in the Oregon public university system. Students should be aware that if they transfer before completing this degree, courses will be evaluated individually toward the general education requirements of the college of their choice. Students should use the ASOT-Computer Science university-specific degree requirements guide for specific transfer requirements for individual schools.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. The program learning outcomes for the Associate of Science Oregon Transfer - Computer Science are:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  • Ability to develop a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technology problems.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Computer Science Department chair’s approval. In order to ensure coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward course requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 90 term credits of lower division collegiate courses with a minimum grade of “C” or better.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate in two years as you prepare to transfer to a four-year Oregon college or university. Please meet with an advisor for any questions about alternate classes in any given term. When transferring to a four-year Oregon state college or university, one of the following options must be met as a requirement for admission:

  1. Two years of the same high school-level world language
  2. Two terms of college-level world language (may be first-year world language, which can be used as elective credits)

This is for students who have graduated from high school or completed a high school equivalency program in 1997 or after. Additionally, if students intend to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at a four-year school, they must complete two years of a college level world language regardless of when they graduated from high school or an equivalency program. Completing the first year of the college language sequence in terms 4-6 at RCC sets students up for the second-year sequence when they transfer. Students should inquire with their intended receiving institution for world language requirements.

Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher-level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

90-94
Program email address: [email protected]
Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Alternate Course(s) Comments

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1

 

MTH111

College Algebra

 

or designated placement score

MTH112

Elementary Functions

 

or designated placement score

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

 

or designated placement score

Prerequisites - credits vary based on Placement Score(s): 0-13

 

 

 

Fall
      Check in with Advisor

WR121

English Composition I

 

 

MTH251

Calculus I (Differential)

 

 

PH201

General Physics I 2

 

or approved Science course (credits vary)

PH201L

General Physics I Lab 2

 

or approved Science course (credits vary)

 

Term Credits:

14

 

 

Winter

WR122

English Composition II

WR227

 

MTH252

Calculus II (Integral)

 

 

PH202

General Physics II 2

 

or approved Science course (credits vary)

PH202L

General Physics II Lab 2

 

or approved Science course (credits vary)

PSY101

Psychology of Human Relations

 

or approved Social Science course (credits vary)

 

Term Credits:

17

 

 

Spring

COMM111

Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3

COMM100, 115, 218

PH203

General Physics III 2

 

or approved Science course (credits vary)

PH203L

General Physics III Lab 2

 

or approved Science course (credits vary)

CS160

Introduction to Computer Science

 

fall/spring term only 

BA101

Introduction to Business

PSY201

or approved Social Science course (credits vary)

 

Term Credits:

17

 

 

Fall
      Check in with advisor

CS161U

Computer Science I (C++)

 

fall term only

PSY202

General Psychology II 4

or approved Social Science transfer course (credits vary)
* Meets Cultural Literacy.

ART115

Basic Design (Composition)

 

or approved Humanities transfer course (credits vary)

CIS125DB

Database Management Systems

or approved transfer elective as needed (credits vary)

 

Term Credits:

14

 

 

Winter

CS162U

Computer Science II (C++)

 

winter term only

CJ100

Foundations and Ethics in Criminal Justice

 

or approved Social Science transfer course (credits vary)

CS133C#

Programming Fundamentals Using C#

 

(CSI33C# winter term only) or approved program elective

ART204

History of Art I

 

or approved Humanities transfer course (credits vary)

 

Term Credits:

16

 

 

Spring

CS260

Data Structures I

 

spring term only

CS234U

Object Oriented Programming in C++

 

(CS234U spring term only) or approved program transfer elective

MUS208

Film Music

 

or approved Humanities transfer course (credits vary)

HE250

Personal Health

 

or approved Health/Wellness/Fitness course(s) 3 credits total

 

Term Credits:

14

 

 

Health / Wellness / Fitness

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

HE112

Emergency First Aid

1

HE208

HIV and Infectious Diseases

1

HE250

Personal Health

3

HE252

First Aid/CPR

3

HE253

Wilderness First Aid/CPR

3

HE261

CPR/Basic Life Support Provider

1

HPE295

Health and Fitness for Life

3

PE185

Activity Courses

1-3

PE291

Lifeguard Training

2

Distribution Requirements
Humanities
9-12

Choose three courses from at least two disciplines/prefixes. Courses must be at least 3 credits each and exclude first-year foreign language courses; second-year foreign language is acceptable (see catalog for approved list of humanities electives).

Social Science
12-16

Complete four courses from at least two disciplines/prefixes. Courses must be at least 3 credits each. See www.roguecc.edu\cs and a computer science advisor for university-specific transfer requirements.

Science 2
12-15

Complete three biological and/or physical science laboratory courses.

Electives
 

Complete a sufficient number of college-level (numbered 100 and above) courses to meet the total degree requirement of at least 90 credits. Students should use the ASOT-CS university-specific degree requirements guide to determine elective requirements for the transfer institution. A maximum of 12 career and technical credits may be used toward this degree. Note: WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing may be used as elective credit if taken summer term 2000 or after and completed with a letter grade of “C” or better.

Total Elective Credits
6-19

1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science course, CIS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency, precluding the .475 proficiency exam.

2 Some schools require physics as the laboratory science chosen. It is recommended that students contact the specific school early in the first year of the program or use the ASOT-CS university-specific degree requirements guide to determine any additional science requirements and procedures for admission to a specific school or program.

3 COMM100 may not be accepted if students do not complete this degree before transferring to an Oregon university.

4 Meets cultural literacy criteria (one course required). See catalog for additional courses that meet the criteria.

For more information, contact the Computer Information Science Department.

Computer Information Science Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: [email protected]
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/computerscience
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