Computer Science: Programming in Java (ASCSPJ)

Associate in Science

This associate degree program prepares students to transfer to a 4-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in computer science or applied computer science. With a bachelor's degree, students will be prepared to pursue careers in computer science fields such as:

  • computer systems programming and analysis,
  • software development and maintenance, or
  • applications programming.

This is a high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2021-2022 Academic Requirements

This program prepares students to transfer to Eastern Michigan University to complete a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Applied Computer Science and to pursue careers in computer science fields such as computer systems programming and analysis, software development and maintenance, and applications programming.

This is a high skill, high wage program, as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

Eastern Michigan University, BBA, BA and BS degrees;
Madonna University BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .

Students must have:
-Academic Math Level of 4 or higher to enroll in CPS 161.
-Academic Math Level of 4 or higher to enroll in MTH 176.

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Computer Instruction Dept
Advisors
Khaled Mansour
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CPS 161   An Introduction to Programming with Java 4
Elective   MTH 176 or higher 4 credit math course 4
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 1* 3
Elective   Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 14
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ENG 111   Composition I 4
CPS 261   Advanced Java Concepts 4
CPS 276   Web Programming Using PHP and MySQL 4
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 1 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CIS 282   Database Principles and Application 3
CPS 278   Java Server Programming 4
Elective   Nat. Sci. Lab Elective(s) 3
Elective   Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 3
Elective   Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 2 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CIS 120   Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals 3
CPS 251   Android Programming 4
CPS 298   Professional Team Programming 4
Elective   Arts/Human. Elective(s) 2* 3
Elective   General Education Elective(s) (0-1 credit) to reach a minimum 30 General Education Credits 1
Total 15

Total Credits Required
60

Footnotes

*Suggest selecting a WCC general education course that satisfies EMU's Diverse World Requirement. A list of these courses may be found at https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/emu-diverse-world.php .

See an advisor to choose courses that meet the requirements of the program to which you are transferring.