Online Computer Science Program (AS)

Online Computer Science Associate of Science Degree

Grantham University’s Associate of Science in Computer Science (AS-CS) prepares you for professional positions requiring basic computer skills in Microsoft Office Products, networking and introductory programming. Through the convenience of our 100% online learning environment, you will learn how to interpret written programs, and create and maintain web pages.

Between 2010-2020, employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 18%, adding 110,000 new jobs. (Source: Spring 2012 BLS Occupational Outlook Quarterly)

Computer Science Program Outcomes

At the successful completion of the program, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of strengths and challenges of current Microsoft Office products
  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate critical thinking
  • Interpret written programs
  • Create, design and maintain web pages

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Course Highlights & Curriculum

Credit Hour Breakdown

AS-CS Credit Hours 66
Total Credit Hours 66

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
CS192 Programming Essentials
CS197 Programming in HTML
CS200 Programming in Java
CS216 Computer Networks
IS212 .NET Concepts and Principles

Full curriculum

CourseTitleCredits
CO101Intro to Public Speaking3
CS101CompConcepts and Office Apps4
CS192Programming Essentials3
CS197Programming in HTML3
CS200Programming in Java4
CS216Computer Networks3
EN101English Composition I3
GP210American Government I3
GS102Introduction to Life Science3
GU100Student Success1
HU260Strategies for Decision Making3
IS212.NET Concepts and Principles4
MA105College Algebra3
MA141Precalculus3
Program and core:43
Electives (7):21
Total:64

Additional online degree details

Degree level:Associates
Delivery method:Online
Availability:Available
Starts:Weekly
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Career Information

Computer science jobs are distinguished by the higher level of theoretical expertise and innovation applied to complex problems and the creation or application of new technology. Graduates are prepared to work in a range of positions, from entry-level computer support specialists to project managers leading advanced applications of computer science to real-world problems. Using complexity theory, hardware, and programming language design, they work on multidisciplinary projects, such as developing and advancing uses of virtual reality, in human-computer interaction, or in robotics.

10-year Job Growth

In the next 10 years, the computer support specialist field is projected to grow by more than 110,000 positions.

  • 717,100
  • 607,100
  • 2010
  • 2020
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs
Year total jobs is an estimate

Average Salaries

If you choose to work as a computer support specialist, you can expect to earn:

  • The top 10% earn$76,970
  • The median earn$46,260
  • The lower 10% earn$28,300
* Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries listed are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.
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When selecting the appropriate computer science program for your degree, examine other programs in the universities that you are considering because computer science has a close relationship with many other fields. A significant portion of a good computer science program does not involve the study of computers themselves; for this reason, many major universities also use the term “computing science program” to describe the computer science areas of study.

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The entire discipline revolves around data and the treatment of data, so Danish scientist Peter Naur once suggested that computer science programs should be labeled as datalogy. That term has, in fact, since been used as the moniker for the computer science program at the University of Copenhagen where Naur became that department’s first professor of datalogy. Many other names for computer science programs have been suggested and tried; however, regardless of the name of the discipline, the fact that it so closely touches other areas of study is undeniable.

Most computer science programs have a close relationship with mathematics. A good portion of programming and studying algorithms can be accomplished through applied mathematics. Historically, mathematicians were some of the earliest contributors to the field of computer science and therefore guided the formation of computer science programs. There continues to be a useful exchange of ideas between mathematical programs and computer science programs in influential universities.

The Computer Science program is available as a general program of study or with a concentration in Information Technology or Information Management.

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