Computer Science Transfer Program

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems Transfer (Computer Science Transfer Concentration)

Credits required 73

Dean

William Berardi

Program contact

Priscilla Grocer, Department Chair and Professor of Computer Information Systems, ext. 2403

Program Goals Statement

The Computer Science Transfer option prepares students to finish their education in Computer Science at a four-year institution. The CIS faculty worked closely with the Computer Science faculty at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and the resulting program provides a seamless transition to Computer Science at UMass Dartmouth. The program also parallels the computer science offerings at other local colleges and universities.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes.

Program Information

  • The first two years of a degree in Computer Science can be done within this option at BCC.
  • Note: Students may be required to obtain and use specific hardware, operating systems, or applications.

Recommendations

Students should talk with the Transfer office for information about colleges.

Elective Recommendations

See Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations, specifically the CIS plans.

After BCC

  • Recent graduates have transferred to Bridgewater State College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Bryant University, University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
  • BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused Competencies

Oral Communication, Technical Literacy, First Year Experience

Degree Requirements

Choose one of the following

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

PHY 211General Physics I

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

General Courses

ECN 112Principles of Economics-Micro

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

ENG 215Technical Writing

3 credits

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

MTH 215Calculus II

4 credits

MTH 243Discrete Structures I

3 credits

MTH 244Discrete Structures II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:26

Choose one of the following

BIO 122Fundamentals of Biological Science II

4 credits

CHM 114Fundamentals of Chemistry II

4 credits

PHY 212General Physics II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Choose one two-course sequence

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

And

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

And

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Elective Courses

Ethical Dimensions Elective

0-3 credits

Global Awareness Elective

0-3 credits

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

0-3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-12

Choose courses from Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations

Program Courses

CIS 123Object-Oriented Concepts

3 credits

CIS 157Object-Oriented JAVA Programming I

4 credits

CIS 158Introduction to Procedural Programming

4 credits

CIS 257Object-Oriented JAVA Programming II

4 credits

CIS 260Software Specification and Design

4 credits

CIS 261Introduction to Computer Systems

4 credits

CIS 262Computer Organization and Design

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:27

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CIS 123Object-Oriented Concepts

3 credits

CIS 157Object-Oriented JAVA Programming I

4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 214Calculus I

4 credits

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CIS 257Object-Oriented JAVA Programming II

4 credits

ECN 112Principles of Economics-Micro

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

MTH 215Calculus II

4 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

CIS 158Introduction to Procedural Programming

4 credits

CIS 261Introduction to Computer Systems

4 credits

ENG 215Technical Writing

3 credits

MTH 243Discrete Structures I

3 credits

BIO 121Fundamentals of Biological Science I

4 credits

Or

CHM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry I

4 credits

Or

PHY 211General Physics I

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

CIS 260Software Specification and Design

4 credits

CIS 262Computer Organization and Design

4 credits

Humanities Elective

3 credits

MTH 244Discrete Structures II

3 credits

BIO 122Fundamentals of Biological Science II

4 credits

Or

CHM 114Fundamentals of Chemistry II

4 credits

Or

PHY 212General Physics II

4 credits

 

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