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-440: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 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: Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. MA-441: Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 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-119: College Algebra and MA-121: Trigonometry or MA-442: Analytic Geometry & Calculus II1 4
MA-471: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 3
ET-506: Linux Operating System 3
ET-574: Programming and Applications with Python 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 Science2 BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842 or PH-112 0-1
Subtotal 0-13

Total Credits Required


1 Students who take MA-119 may, or may not, require MA-121 depending on Math placement testing. Students who place directly into MA-440 must take MA-442: Analytic Geometry & Calculus II

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.

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
  5. Apply scientific methods and reasoning to investigate issues or problems in the natural and social sciences in order to draw conclusions

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 April 13, 2021.

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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