Computer science is the study of computers and computational systems. A discipline including theory and practice, it includes the study of methods for processing digital information, and the design of computer hardware and software along with the applications of computers. It requires thinking both in abstract and concrete terms. Computer science has a stronger foundation in math than in science.
Note that all courses may not be offered at every college of DCCCD. For a full listing of all courses, including which college offers a specific course, check the online Combined Colleges catalog.
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Computer Science courses are offered at all seven colleges of DCCCD:
An Associate of Science degree with a Field of Study in Computer Science is also offered at four colleges of DCCCD.
Official Field of Study degrees were created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Field of Study degrees comprise courses to complete at freshman and sophomore levels that lead to a specific major in a four-year degree.
Associate of Science Degree with a Field of Study in Computer Science
If you are interested in a direct career path, all seven colleges of DCCCD offer various degrees and certificates in the Career and Technical Education program
Computer Information Technology.
Computer Science courses are listed under the four-letter rubrics (course prefixes):
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browsable class schedules of the colleges of DCCCD.
The core of learning in college is a set of courses that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and educational experiences you need to succeed in higher education. Those classes — called the Core Curriculum — are the courses that lead to an associate degree from the colleges of DCCCD and which transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
Students who complete the DCCCD Core Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed that their courses will transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Individual Core courses must be accepted as well by the transfer institution, according to state law.
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