Computer Science A.S.-T

The curriculum in Computer Science is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to earn an Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer degree. Computer Science is the study of computers, their design, and their uses for computation, data processing, and systems control, including design and development of computer hardware and software, and programming. Computer Science provides a foundation of knowledge for students with career objectives in a wide range of computing and computer-related professions.

AS.CIS.CS.OPTB.AST or AS.CIS.CS.OPTCAST

Design Your Future!

Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find a career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended sequence of courses that lead to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
  • Are you a part-time student?  Start Fall Semester 1 courses and follow the course sequence.

CSU: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
CSIS-113A C++ Programming - Level 1 3
MATH-211 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
BIOL-150 General Biology I 4
 Units15
Spring Semester 1
CSIS-211 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms 3
MATH-212 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
 Units16
Fall Semester 2
CSIS-118B Computer Organization & Assembly Language 3
ANTH-145 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics) 3
PHY-201 Mechanics and Wave Motion 4
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
CSIS-213 Discrete Structures 3
PHY-202 Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy I 3
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Select one of the following: 3
Black History in the American Context  
Latinx/Chicanx Literature  
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)  
Ethnic Politics in America  
 Units16
 Total Units63

Recommended: Students should take courses the summer before the Fall start of the semester.

CSU: General Education Option C

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
CSIS-113A C++ Programming - Level 1 3
MATH-211 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
BIOL-150 General Biology I 4
 Units15
Spring Semester 1
CSIS-211 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms 3
MATH-212 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
 Units16
Fall Semester 2
CSIS-118B Computer Organization & Assembly Language 3
ANTH-145 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics) 3
PHY-201 Mechanics and Wave Motion 4
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
CSIS-213 Discrete Structures 3
PHY-202 Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy I 3
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Units13
 Total Units60

Recommended: Students should take courses the summer before the Fall start of the semester.

CSUSM: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
CSIS-113A C++ Programming - Level 1 3
MATH-211 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
BIOL-100
Human Biology
or General Biology I
4
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Units18
Spring Semester 1
CSIS-211 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms 3
MATH-212 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
CSIS-123A C++ Programming - Level 2 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
 Units16
Summer 1
Select one of the following: 3
Black History in the American Context  
Latinx/Chicanx Literature  
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)  
Ethnic Politics in America  
 Units3
Fall Semester 2
CSIS-118B Computer Organization & Assembly Language 3
ANTH-145 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics) 3
PHY-201 Mechanics and Wave Motion 4
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
MATH-218 Linear Algebra 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
CSIS-213 Discrete Structures 3
PHY-202 Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy I 3
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
 Units16
 Total Units69

Recommended: Students should take courses the summer before the Fall start of the semester.

CSUSM: General Education Option C

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
CSIS-113A C++ Programming - Level 1 3
MATH-211 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
BIOL-100
Human Biology
or General Biology I
4
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Units18
Spring Semester 1
CSIS-211 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms 3
MATH-212 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
CSIS-123A C++ Programming - Level 2 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
 Units16
Fall Semester 2
CSIS-118B Computer Organization & Assembly Language 3
ANTH-145 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics) 3
PHY-201 Mechanics and Wave Motion 4
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
MATH-218 Linear Algebra 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
CSIS-213 Discrete Structures 3
PHY-202 Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy I 3
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
 Units16
 Total Units66

Recommended: Students should take courses the summer before the Fall start of the semester.

UC: General Education Option C

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
CSIS-113A C++ Programming - Level 1 3
MATH-211 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
BIOL-100
Human Biology
or General Biology I
4
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Units18
Spring Semester 1
CSIS-211 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms 3
MATH-212 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
 Units16
Fall Semester 2
CSIS-118B Computer Organization & Assembly Language 3
ANTH-145 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics) 3
PHY-201 Mechanics and Wave Motion 4
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
ART-100 Art Appreciation 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
CSIS-213 Discrete Structures 3
PHY-202 Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy I 3
Select one of the following: 4
Elementary Spanish I  
Elementary French I  
American Sign Language I  
 Units14
 Total Units64

Recommended: Students should take courses the summer before the Fall start of the semester.

NOTE: For students who did not meet the LOTE requirement in high school, they may fulfill Area 6 by demonstrating proficiency by completing ASL-100 American Sign Language I, FREN-101 Elementary French I or SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I with a grade C or better. Languages other than English for Native Speakers are also acceptable for meeting this requirement.

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
CSIS-113AC++ Programming - Level 13
or CSIS-113B Java Programming - Level 1
CSIS-118BComputer Organization & Assembly Language3
CSIS-211Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms3
CSIS-213Discrete Structures3
MATH-211Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH-212Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
or MATH-212H Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
PHY-201Mechanics and Wave Motion4
Select one of the following:4
Electricity and Magnetism
Honors Electricity and Magnetism
General Biology I
Honors General Biology I
Total Units28
Course Title Credits
Units for Major28
CSU General Education Pattern or IGETC Pattern37-39
Possible double counting (CSU): 9 units
Possible double counting (IGETC): 6-9 units
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 CSU transferable units)

Total Units for A.S.-T Degree: 60 units

The overall requirements for this Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can be met by:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).
  • Completion of California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSUGE)  or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Completion of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is acceptable if pass is defined as a grade of C or better. ADTs are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing an ADT is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan to further understand university and transfer requirements.

Discover information about careers that interest you!

  1. Take a Career Quiz to learn about yourself and receive career suggestions based on your interests. 
  2. Search available in-demand jobs in your career areas of interest and find up-to-date salaries and education requirements. 
  3. Find the MSJC Program that connects your interests to a career.

Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer.