2022-2023 Catalog

Computer Science (A.S.)

Associate in Science

Program Advisor: Gregory Panczner

413-236-4574 • gpanczer@berkshirecc.edu

The Computer Science option in the Computer Information Systems degree program gives the student a technical under- standing 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. A related major at the baccalaureate level is computer science.

Degree: Associate in Science, Computer Information Systems. Concentration/Option/Track: 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, and predict and analyze results for relevance, accuracy and consistency; and
  • Recognize solution patterns of common problems and apply them to new challenges.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete all program and general education credits, plus the following Additional Requirements.

Program Courses

CIS-102Fundamental Computer Literacy

4

CIS-124C++ Programming I

4

CIS-125C++ Programming II

4

CIS-211Data Structures

4

CIS-231Computer Science I with Java

4

CIS-232Computer Science II With Java

4

ENM-152Engineering Calculus II

4

ENT-162Engineering Physics II: Fluids, Heat And Sound

4

ENT-233Digital Circuits

4

MAT-123Elementary Statistics

3

-Professional Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:42
ENT-162 : See footnote 2
Professional Elective : See footnote 1

General Education Courses

COM-Communication

3

ENG-English Composition/Writing

6

ENM-151Engineering Calculus I

4

ENT-161Physics I: Mechanics

4

-Behavioral & Social Science

3

-Humanities & Fine Arts

3

Total Credit Hours:23
ENT-161 : See footnote 2

Additional Requirements

Core Competencies Portfolio 4 items
FORUM 4 units
Health/Fitness 30 hours

Minimum Cumulative Average

Overall 2.000
All CIS & ENT Courses 2.000

Suggested Pathway to Graduation

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

CIS-102Fundamental Computer Literacy

4

CIS-124C++ Programming I

4

ENG-English Composition/Writing

3

ENM-151Engineering Calculus I

4

-Behavioral & Social Science

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Second Semester

CIS-125C++ Programming II

4

ENM-152Engineering Calculus II

4

ENT-161Physics I: Mechanics

4

ENG-English Composition/Writing

3

-Humanities & Fine Arts

3

Total Credit Hours:18

ENT-161 : See footnote 2

Third Semester

CIS-231Computer Science I with Java

4

ENT-162Engineering Physics II: Fluids, Heat And Sound

4

ENT-233Digital Circuits

4

MAT-123Elementary Statistics

3

Total Credit Hours:15
ENT-162: See footnote 2

Fourth Semester

CIS-211Data Structures

4

CIS-232Computer Science II With Java

4

COM-Communication

3

-Professional Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Footnotes

  1. Professional elective chosen from courses designated CIS or ENT.
  2. Two semesters of another laboratory science sequence may be substituted for ENT-161 and ENT-162.

Note

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