Computer Science (AST2)

Academic Plans, known as programs, include a overview description and a summary of program requirements. You can search the online catalog via the the Academic Plan links on the right for a desired program or a specific course information. 

This is a suggested program for the first two years of a four-year Computer Science program. These lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the math and English placement at Clark College, and on the requirements of the four-year institution to which you transfer. It is critical that you work with a Computer Science and Engineering faculty advisor to ensure your program will give you the maximum benefit when you transfer. Additional courses may be needed to satisfy graduation requirements for the Associate in Science degree.  

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL&101ENGLISH COMPOSITION I5
Subtotal5
Quantitative Skills
MATH&151CALCULUS I5
MATH&152CALCULUS II5
Subtotal10
Health & Physical Education
Course Options3
Subtotal3
Humanities & Social Science
Select 15 credits/units from the following: 115
Subtotal15
Pre-Major Program Requirements
MATH&153CALCULUS III5
PHYS&241
PHYS&231
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
and ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB I
5
PHYS&242
PHYS&232
ENGINEERING PHYSICS II
and ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB II
5
PHYS&243
PHYS&233
ENGINEERING PHYSICS III
and ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB III
5
Additional Science5
Computer Science Electives
Complete as many courses as needed to reach the total 90 credits required by the degree:
CSE  120INTRO TO ELECTRICAL/COMPUTING5
CSE  121INTRODUCTION TO C5
CSE  222INTRODUCTION TO DATA STRUCTURES5
CSE  223DATA STRUCTURES & OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMIN5
CSE  224PROGRAMMING TOOLS5
ENGR&204ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS5
ENGR 250DIGITAL LOGIC DESIGN5
ENGR 270DIGITAL SYSTEMS AND MICROPROCESSORS5
MATH 215LINEAR ALGEBRA5
Total Credit/Units90

Requirements vary by school and program. See an Engineering faculty advisor regarding proper selection.

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the derivative as an instantaneous rate of change and the definite integral as a limit of a sum.
  • Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to analyze technological or scientific problems.
  • Apply scientific and technological knowledge and methodologies to creatively solve technological or scientific problems.
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
  • Acquire scientific and technological information from appropriate sources to examine issues, claims or situations.
  • Analyze and solve multi-step problems using techniques through single-variable calculus.
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative information presented verbally, graphically, numerically, and/or symbolically. (GE)
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills.(GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)