Jul 16, 2018  
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 
    
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49

Computer Science, Associate of Science


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School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)

Students majoring in Computer Science examine the theory of computation, the design of algorithms and how to apply these principles to problem-solving. 

See Recommended Sequence of Courses

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

 

Career and Educational Opportunities

Education

This program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Science degree in Computer Science from CNM and prepare students to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico.  However, students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree may also transfer to other institutions.  Students should refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course and graduation requirements.  Students should also consult a faculty advisor and/or an Academic Coach with CNM Connect Services.

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.

 

Employment

Demand for workers in computer occupations is being driven by the continuing need for businesses, government agencies, and other organizations and industries to adopt and utilize the latest technologies. The ever-increasing use of computers and information technology has generated a need for highly trained, innovative workers in the field.

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites


Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Recommended Sequence of Courses


Associate of Science, Computer Science 61-65 credit hours


Program Approved Laboratory Science Courses


One of the following three sequences of laboratory science courses must be included in order to satisfy the lab science requirement:

1) BIO 1510 /BIO 1592  and BIO 1610 /BIO 1692  
2) CHEM 1710 /CHEM 1792  and CHEM 1810 /CHEM 1892  
3) PHYS 1710 /PHYS 1792  and PHYS 1810 /PHYS 1892 : This course sequence is strongly recommended.

In addition to one of the sequences specified above, the following lab science courses may be used to complete the 14 - 18 credit lab science requirement:

EPS 1101 /EPS 1192 
BIO 1110 /BIO 1192  (ENVS 101/102L is the UNM equivalent) however, students may not use EPS 1101 /EPS 1192  and BIO 1110 /BIO 1192  together to complete the lab science requirement.

The lab science courses must be completed with lab in one discipline; remaining two science courses do not require the lab portion.

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