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Start on your path toward a technology career with a Computer Science AS transfer degree from ACC.

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If you have strong math, computer and keyboarding skills, and are detail-oriented, ACC's Computer Science transfer degree program could be the perfect path for you. Our associate of science program will give you a computer science foundation in mathematical and scientific principles through classroom and hands-on instruction. You'll develop your design and analysis skills related to computing systems. Your Computer Science AS will transfer to a 4-year university to so you can complete your Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science degree.

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Transfer Options

Our Associate of Science degree in Computer Science is guaranteed to transfer to any public, 4-year institution in Colorado. Start at ACC. Move Mountains anywhere!

CIP 240199 (CSCD)

The requirements for this program are for Colorado State University.

The purpose of a statewide articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an AA/AS degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete the designated baccalaureate degree program at any public four-year college and university (hereafter referred to as receiving institutions) that offers that program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

For more information about this transfer degree please refer to the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses (33 credit hours)
Written Communication (6 credit hours)
  • Any (GT-C01) course plus any (GT-CO2) course OR
  • Any (GT-C03) course plus any (GT-C04) course
Mathematics (5 credit hours)
  • MAT 2410 - Calculus I: GT-MA1 5 Credits

(Additional coursework might be required to meet pre-requisite requirements for calculus. Pre-requisite courses may apply toward elective credit hours.)

Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • Any two GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4) (6 credits)
History (3 credit hours)
  • Any one GT Pathways History Course (GT-HI1) (3 credits)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
  • Any two GT Pathways Social & Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) (6 credits)
Natural and Physical Sciences (7 credit hours)
  • Select from GT-SC1/GT-SC2 courses with at least one GT-SC1 course. GT-SC1/GT-SC2 courses in sequence (same discipline) are recommended (and may be required depending on the receiving institution—consult the advising office).

Courses must be selected in consultation with the advising office from the community college and from the intended transfer institution, if known.

Seven credit minimum; additional credits in this area will be applied toward electives.

Additional Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the bachelor's degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

  • CSC 1060 - Computer Science I (Language). 4 Credits
  • CSC 1061 - Computer Science II (Language). 4 Credits

(Courses must be selected in consultation with the advising offices to ensure that the courses taken are in the preferred programming language. Additional coursework might be required to meet pre-requisite requirements for Computer Science I. Pre-requisite courses may apply toward elective credit hours.)

  • CSC 2025 - Computer Architecture/Assembly. Language Programming 4 Credits
Free Electives (15 credits)

(including institution-specific required courses listed below)

MAT 2420 - Calculus II: GT-MA1 5 Credits - Required for most Computer Science Programs at most four-year institutions. Consult an academic advisor at the intended transfer institution.

Required for Colorado State University:

CSC 1065 - Discrete Structures 4 Credits (Colorado State will accept MAT 2520 as an alternative to CSC 1065)

CSC 2034 - C++ Programming (Platform) 4 Credits

For remaining free electives, students should choose from the following options: Elective credit must be completed from the following lists of approved prefixes or courses to bring the total credit hours to 60.

Guaranteed Transfer

Any Guaranteed Transfer Course

Any course in the following prefixes, except Special Topics (275) and Independent Study (285): AST (100 or higher), BIO (100 or higher), CHE (100 or higher), EGG (100 or higher), MAT (121 or higher, except 155 or 156), PHY (111 or higher), or any foreign language (111 or above).

Specific Courses

AAA 1001 - College 101: The Student Experience 1 Credits

AAA 1009 - Advanced Academic Achievement 3 Credits

CIS 1018 - Introduction to PC Applications 3 Credits

CSC 1019 - Introduction to Programming: (Programming Language) 3 Credits

CSC 1026 - Game Design and Development 3 Credits

CSC 1060- Computer Science I (Language) 4 Credits

CSC 1061 - Computer Science II (Language) 4 Credits

CSC 1065 - Discrete Structures 4 Credits

CSC 2000 - Game Programming I 3 Credits

CSC 2025 - Computer Architecture/Assembly Language Programming 4 Credits

CSC 2033 - Object-Oriented Prog.: (Lang) 3 Credits

CSC 2036 - C# Programming 4 Credits

CSC 2040 - Java Programming 3 Credits

HNR 1000 - Honors Seminar: 1 Credits

HNR 2089 - Capstone: Honors 1 Credits

HWE 1050 - Human Nutrition 3 Credits

HWE 1062 - Health and Wellness 3 Credits

HWE 1065 - Introduction to Exercise Health Sciences 3 Credits

Total: 60 credit hours

All courses required for this degree must be completed with a "C" or better to be considered for transfer to another Colorado institution. Transferability of courses to colleges or universities outside of Colorado is determined by the receiving institution.

Graduation Requirements

Apply for graduation online at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation

CIP 240199 (CSCD)

The requirements for this program are for the University of Colorado Boulder.

The purpose of a statewide articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an AA/AS degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete the designated baccalaureate degree program at any public four-year college and university (hereafter referred to as receiving institutions) that offers that program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

For more information about this transfer degree please refer to the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses (33 credit hours)
Written Communication (6 credit hours)
  • Any (GT-CO1) course plus any (GT-CO2) course OR
  • Any (GT-CO3) course plus any (GT-CO4) course
Mathematics (5 credit hours)

MAT 2410 - Calculus I: GT-MA1 5 Credits

(Additional coursework might be required to meet pre-requisite requirements for calculus. Pre-requisite courses may apply toward elective credit hours.)

Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • Any two GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4) (6 credits)
History (3 credit hours)
  • Any one GT Pathways History Course (GT-HI1) (3 credits)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
  • Any two GT Pathways Social & Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) (6 credits)
Natural and Physical Sciences (7 credit hours)
  • Select from GT-SC1/GT-SC2 courses with at least one GT-SC1 course. GT-SC1/GT-SC2 courses in sequence (same discipline) are recommended (and may be required depending on the receiving institution—consult the advising office).

Courses must be selected in consultation with the advising office from the community college and from the intended transfer institution, if known. Seven credit minimum; additional credits in this area will be applied toward electives.

Additional Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the bachelor's degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

  • CSC 1060 - Computer Science I (Language) 4 Credits *
  • CSC 1061 - Computer Science II (Language) 4 Credits *

*(Courses must be selected in consultation with the advising offices to ensure that the courses taken are in the preferred programming language. Additional coursework might be required to meet pre-requisite requirements for Computer Science I. Pre-requisite courses may apply toward elective credit hours.)

  • CSC 2025 - Computer Architecture/Assembly Language Programming 4 Credits
Free Electives (15 credits)

(including institution-specific required courses listed below)

  • MAT 2420 - Calculus II: GT-MA1 5 Credits - Required for most Computer Science Programs at most four-year institutions. Consult an academic advisor at the intended transfer institution.

Required for University of Colorado Boulder:

For remaining free electives, students should choose from the following options. Elective credit must be completed from the following lists of approved prefixes or courses to bring the total credit hours to 60.

Guaranteed Transfer

Any Guaranteed Transfer Course

Any course in the following prefixes, except Special Topics (275) and Independent Study (285): AST (100 or higher), BIO (100 or higher), CHE (100 or higher), EGG (100 or higher), MAT (121 or higher, except 155 or 156), PHY (111 or higher), or any foreign language (111 or above).

Specific Courses

AAA 1001 - College 101: The Student Experience 1 Credits

AAA 1009 - Advanced Academic Achievement 3 Credits

CIS 1018 - Introduction to PC Applications 3 Credits

CSC 1019 - Introduction to Programming: (Programming Language) 3 Credits

CSC 1026 - Game Design and Development 3 Credits

CSC 1060 - Computer Science I (Language) 4 Credits

CSC 1061 - Computer Science II (Language) 4 Credits

CSC 1065 - Discrete Structures 4 Credits

CSC 2000 - Game Programming I 3 Credits

CSC 2025 - Computer Architecture/Assembly Language Programming 4 Credits

CSC 2033 - Object-Oriented Prog.: (Lang) 3 Credits

CSC 2036 - C# Programming 4 Credits

CSC 2040 - Java Programming 3 Credits

HNR 1000 - Honors Seminar: 1 Credits

HNR 2089 - Capstone: Honors 1 Credits

HWE 1050 - Human Nutrition 3 Credits

HWE 1062 - Health and Wellness 3 Credits

HWE 1065 - Introduction to Exercise Health Sciences 3 Credits

Total: 60 credit hours

All courses required for this degree must be completed with a "C" or better to be considered for transfer to another Colorado institution. Transferability of courses to colleges or universities outside of Colorado is determined by the receiving institution.

Graduation Requirements

CIP 240199 (CSCD)

The requirements for this program are for the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Northern Colorado.

The purpose of a statewide articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an AA/AS degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete the designated baccalaureate degree program at any public four-year college and university (hereafter referred to as receiving institutions) that offers that program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

For more information about this transfer degree please refer to the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (33 credit hours)
Written Communication (6 credit hours)
  • Any (GT-C01) course plus any (GT-CO2) course OR
  • Any (GT-C03) course plus any (GT-C04) course
Mathematics (5 credit hours)
  • MAT 2410 - Calculus I: GT-MA1 5 Credits

(Additional coursework might be required to meet pre-requisite requirements for calculus. Pre-requisite courses may apply toward elective credit hours.)

Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • Any two GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4) (6 credits)
History (3 credit hours)
  • Any one GT Pathways History Course (GT-Hl1) (3 credits)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
  • Any two GT Pathways Social & Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) (6 credits)
Natural and Physical Sciences (7 credit hours)
  • Select from GT-SC1/GT-SC2 courses with at least one GT-SC1 course. GT-SC1/GT-SC2 courses in sequence (same discipline) are recommended (and may be required depending on the receiving institution-consult the advising office).

Courses must be selected in consultation with the advising office from the community college and from the intended transfer institution, if known. Seven credit minimum; additional credits in this area will be applied toward electives.

Additional Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the bachelor's degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

  • CSC 1060 - Computer Science I (Language). 4 Credits
  • CSC 1061 - Computer Science II (Language). 4 Credits

(Courses must be selected in consultation with the advising offices to ensure that the courses taken are in the preferred programming language. Additional coursework might be required to meet pre-requisite requirements for Computer Science I. Pre-requisite courses may apply toward elective credit hours.)

  • CSC 2025 - Computer Architecture/Assembly. Language Programming 4 Credits
Free Electives (15 credits)

(including institution-specific required courses listed below)

MAT 2420 - Calculus II: GT-MA 1 5 Credits - Required for most Computer Science Programs at most four-year institutions. Consult an academic advisor at the intended transfer institution.

Required for University of Colorado Denver and University of Northern Colorado:

CSC 1065 - Discrete Structures 4 Credits

For remaining free electives, students should choose from the following options: Elective credit must be completed from the following lists of approved prefixes or courses to bring the total credit hours to 60.

Guaranteed Transfer

Any Guaranteed Transfer Course

Any course in the following prefixes, except Special Topics (275) and Independent Study (285): AST (100 or higher), BIO (100 or higher), CHE (100 or higher), EGG (100 or higher), MAT (121 or higher, except 155 or 156), PHY (111 or higher), or any foreign language (111 or above).

Specific Courses

AAA 1001 - College 101: The Student Experience 1 Credits

AAA 1009 - Advanced Academic Achievement 3 Credits

CIS 1018 - Introduction to PC Applications 3 Credits

CSC 1019 - Introduction to Programming: (Programming Language) 3 Credits

CSC 1026 - Game Design and Development 3 Credits

CSC 1060 - Computer Science I (Language) 4 Credits

CSC 1061 - Computer Science II (Language) 4 Credits

CSC 1065 - Discrete Structures 4 Credits

CSC 2000 - Game Programming I 3 Credits

CSC 2025 - Computer Architecture/Assembly Language Programming 4 Credits

CSC 2033 - Object-Oriented Prog.: (Lang) 3 Credits

CSC 2036 - C# Programming 4 Credits

CSC 2040 - Java Programming 3 Credits

HNR 1000 - Honors Seminar: 1 Credits

HNR 2089 - Capstone: Honors 1 Credits

HWE 1050 - Human Nutrition 3 Credits

HWE 1062 - Health and Wellness 3 Credits

HWE 1065 - Introduction to Exercise Health Sciences 3 Credits

Graduation Requirements

Apply for graduation online at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation.

CIP 240199 (CSCD)

The requirements for this program are for the Colorado School of Mines

The purpose of a statewide articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an AA/AS degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete the designated baccalaureate degree program at any public four-year college and university (hereafter referred to as receiving institutions) that offers that program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

For more information about this transfer degree please refer to the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses (33 credit hours)
Mathematics (5 credit hours)

(Additional coursework might be required to meet pre-requisite requirements for calculus. Pre-requisite courses may apply toward elective credit hours.)

Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • PHI 2018 Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3
  • One additional course GT-AH course from the CSM CCCS H&SS Undergraduate Pre-Approved List
History (3 credit hours)
  • HIS 2015 20th Century World History: GT-HI1 OR
  • Another GT-HI1 course from the CSM CCCS H&SS Undergraduate Pre-Approved List
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
  • ECO 2001 Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1
  • ECO 2002 Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1
Natural and Physical Sciences (7 credit hours)
  • Select two courses from PHY 1111 Physics: Algebra-Based I: With Lab: GTSC1, PHY 1112 Physics: Algebra-Based II: With Lab: GTSC1, and
  • CHE 1111 General College Chemistry I: GT-SC1

Additional Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the bachelor's degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

*Courses must be selected in consultation with the advising offices to ensure that the courses taken are in the preferred programming language.

Free Electives (15 credits)

(including institution-specific required courses listed below)

5 Credits - Required for most Computer Science Programs at most four-year institutions. Consult an academic advisor at the intended transfer institution.

Required for School of Mines:

Note: For Colorado School of Mines, students are advised to use any remaining free elective credits to take MAT 2561, CHE 1111, or PHY 2112 (CSC 1065 will be accepted in transfer but the other courses are preferred).

Guaranteed Transfer
  • Any Guaranteed Transfer Course

Any course in the following prefixes, except Special Topics (275) and Independent Study (285): AST (100 or higher), BIO (100 or higher), CHE (100 or higher), EGG (100 or higher), MAT (121 or higher, except 155 or 156), PHY (111 or higher), or any foreign language (111 or above).

Total: 60 credit hours

All courses required for this degree must be completed with a "C" or better to be considered for transfer to another Colorado institution. Transferability of courses to colleges or universities outside of Colorado is determined by the receiving institution.

Graduation Requirements

ACC academic plans will help guide you through your chosen program. The academic plan will provide you with important information, like which semesters courses are offered, if there are any pre-requisites or co-requisites for courses, program outcomes, course sequence recommendations, notes for the program, graduation requirements and other important information. These are updated annually, so we recommend downloading a copy of yours to keep on track to graduation.

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