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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog

Computer Science, Transfer Major AS

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The Computer Science Transfer Major is an Associate of Science Degree designed for students transferring to Iowa Regent Universities to study a variety of undergraduate majors; requirements may vary at other institutions. Students should become familiar with the specific course requirements of the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer. Students wanting to pursue this transfer major will have the opportunity to learn the necessary content and skills for upper-level classes at the transfer institution and to be successful in their desired field after graduation. 

Possible undergraduate majors and Bachelor’s degree options:

  • Software Developer
  • Computer Programer
  • IT Architect
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Web Designer
  • AI Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Systems Manager

Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester

Minimum Required Credits: 60

Campus: Fort Dodge

Department: Math

Articulation Agreements: Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and The University of Iowa

CIP#: 11.01010200

Approved: 04/27/2021

Program Outcomes:

  1. Apply algorithmic, mathematical and scientific reasoning to a variety of computational problemsApply algorithmic, mathematical and scientific reasoning to a variety of computational problems.

  2. Analyze and compare alternative solutions to computing problems.

  3. Implement software systems that meet specified design and performance requirements.

  4. Work effectively in teams to design and implement solutions to computational problems.

  5. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  6. Recognize the social and ethical responsibilities of a professional working in the discipline.

I. Communications/English/Speech

9 Hours Required

IV. Humanities

3 Hours Required

One course from one of following four areas:

V. Distributed Requirements

2 additional hours required from categories I-IV

VIII. Electives

16 hours required, choose any course numbered 100 or above.

Total Credit Hours Required: 60

AS Program Notes:

  • Developmental courses numbered less than 100 DO NOT apply toward any certificate, diploma, or degree. Click here for the full Mandatory Assessment and Placement Chart  .   
  • Some courses may only be offered fall or spring semesters.
  • Some courses may have pre-requisites, which could impact sequence.
  • To graduate in four semesters, students must take an average of 15 transferable credits per semester.
  • Some courses may be available online or at other Iowa Central campuses.
  • Although an articulation agreement has been made with the institution(s) listed, students may transfer to another institution. Students must communicate with their Iowa Central advisor and their transfer institution when determining transferability. 
  • Major and/or degree options may vary based on desired transfer institution.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. 

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources, Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501; Telephone: 515-574-1138, Email:, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: 

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