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Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Computer Science and Technology, Associate in Arts Degree

Banner Code: 2_AA_LACST

Control Number: 35931

Financial Aid Eligible

This program is designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences, plus additional course work in an “Area of Emphasis.” This program would be an ideal choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC), as the student may satisfy their general education requirements plus focus on transferable course work relating to baccalaureate majors at these institutions. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to fulfill requirements for an emphasis should be selected with the assistance of GWC Counselor. Students completing this degree will need to complete a minimum of 18 units in the area of emphasis, and complete a general education pattern that matches the student’s career and educational goals. Students may select either the local Golden West College General Education pattern, the CSU-GE Breadth pattern, or the IGETC pattern.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply computer science and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
  2. Evaluate various types of technology.
  3. Utilize technology to design art, computer, or database projects.

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education.

Course Title Units
Select at least 18 units, including two or more disciplines, of the following:18
AUTO G101Introduction to Automotive Technology3
AUTO G110Engine Repair5
CS G102Computer Software Development, Introduction4
CS G130Survey Of Computer Science/Information Technology4
CS G131Python Programming I3
CS G153Java Programming 13
CS G154Java Programming 23
CS G175C++ Programming 13
CS G179C++ Programming, Advanced4
CS G189C++ Programming 23
CS G242Computer Architecture and Organization3
CS G262Discrete Structures3
DART G135Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator3
DART G150Digital Image Editing I: Beginning Photoshop3
DART G160Interaction Design for Mobile3
DART G178Web Design I3
DART G1802D & 3D Motion Graphics for Web and User Interface3
DRAF G101Basic Computer Aided Design Drafting3
DRAF G105Basic Engineering Drafting I, Computer Aided Drafting3
DRAF G110Basic Engineering Drafting II, Computer Aided Drafting3
ENGR G101Introduction to Engineering and Technology2
ENGR G220Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB4
ENGR G280Statics3
ENGR G285Engineering Circuits4
LIBR G110Introduction to College Research1
MATH G140Business Calculus4
MATH G180Calculus 14
MATH G185Calculus 24
Select no more than one course from the following:
BIOL G100Introduction to Biology4
CHEM G180General Chemistry A5
CHEM G185General Chemistry B5
PHYS G185Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS G280Calculus Based Physics: Electricity/Magnetism4
PHYS G285Calculus Based Physics: Modern4
Major Total18
GE Pattern (Local, CSU GE-Breadth, or IGETC)18-39
Total Units60