Associate in Science degree (AS)

Dual/Joint Degree Program with John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. MA-119 or higher1 3-4
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. Life & Physical Sciences (Select one course)2 3-43
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A. World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B. U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C. Creative Expression (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. Individual & Society (Recommended: CRIM-101) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. Scientific World (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2C., 2D. or 2E. Select one course from 2A., 2B., 2C., 2D. or 2E. 3
Subtotal 30-32

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
MA-440: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4
MA-441: Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 4
MA-471: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 3
ET-570: Creating Smartphone Apps 3
ET-575: Intro to C++ Programming Design & Implementation 3
ET-580: Object Oriented Programming 3
ET-585: Computer Architecture 3
ET-704: Networking Fundamentals I 4
ET-725: Computer Network Security 3
Subtotal 30

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
Laboratory Science:BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842 or PH-112 0-1
Subtotal 0-13

Total Credits Required

60-62


1 Students who take MATH-119  may, or may not, require MATH-121 depending on Math placement testing.

2 Laboratory science elective required for students who do not take STEM Variant in Required Core 1C.

3 The credit range accounts for STEM Variant in 1C.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Degree Pathway

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

Dual/Joint A.S. / B.S. in Computer Science and Information Security 

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

MA 119 College Algebra * (or higher)

(Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning) Students who place in MA 440 should take this instead of MA 119. See note 5 below.

3-4

Pre-req.: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

Pre-req. for MA 440: MA 114 or MA 119 & 121 with C or better

ET 570 Creating Smartphone Apps

3

none

Flexible Core -Select one course, from 2. A, B., C., D., or E.

3

Check course pre- and co-requisites

Flexible Core -Select one course from 2.E. Scientific World

3

Check course pre- and co-requisites

ENGL 101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Total credits for the term

15-16


Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

MA 440 Pre-Calculus (or higher)

Students who initially placed into MA 440 should take MA 441

4

Pre-req. for MA 440: MA 114 or MA 119 & 121 with C or better

ET 704 Networking Fundamentals

4

none

Flexible Core -Select one course from 2C. Individual and Society (see note 3 below)

3

Check course pre- and co-requisites

Flexible Core -Select one course from 2D. Creative Expression (see note 3 below)

3

Check course pre- and co-requisites

ENGL 102 English Composition II (Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement

Total credits for the term

17

Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

MA 471 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

3

Pre-req.: MA 440

ET 575 Introduction to C++ Programming Design and Implementation

3

Pre-req.: MA 321 or co-req.: MA 114, 119, or 440

ET 725 Computer Network Security

3

Pre-req.: ET 704 or permission of the department

Flexible Core -Select one course from 2A. World Culture and Global Issues (see note 3 below)

3

Check course pre- and co-requisites

Flexible Core -Select one course from 2B. U.S. Experience and Its Diversity (see note 3 below)

3

Check course pre- and co-requisites

Total credits for the term

15

Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

MA 441 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

Students who initially placed into MA 440 should take MA 442

4

Pre-req.: MA 440 with C or better

ET 580 Object Oriented Programming

3

Pre-requisite: ET 575

ET 585 Computer Architecture

3

Pre-requisite: ET 575

Required Core 1.C. Life & Physical Sciences – select course

3-4

Check course pre- and co-requisites

Total credits for the term

13-14

Total credits required for the A.S. in Computer Science and Information Security

60-62

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  3. Students must complete one course from each of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.) and one additional course from any one of the categories
  4. If students do not take the required courses in the Common Core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.
  5. *Students who place in MA-441 initially should take MA-441, MA-442, MA-471 and MA-461 (Linear Algebra, pre-req.: MA-442).
  6. INDICATE IF ANY COURSES ARE OFFERED ONLY IN FALL OR SPRING SEMESTERS

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Computer Science and Information Security – Dual/Joint with B.S. at John Jay College of Criminal Justice 

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments—through their programs—may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the transfer to the junior year in computer science or a related discipline.
  2. Analyze problems, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. Function effectively as a member of a technical team to accomplish a common goal.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  7. Understand the need for and demonstrate an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  8. Understand the need for and demonstrate an ability to engage in continuing professional development.

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