2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Associate in Computer Science - Direct Transfer Agreement


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Program Description This pathway is applicable to students planning to prepare for computer science and related majors at universities and colleges in Washington. This pathway meets all of the requirements of the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA). Computer science programs are competitive and this pathway intends to provide students with the needed information to optimize their coursework to meet the DTA and prepare for computer science and related majors at universities and colleges in Washington. This degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 93 credits as outlined.

General Education Requirements (18 credits)


Communication Skills (10 credits)


OUTCOME: Communicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.

Human Relations and Professional Development Skills (3 credits)


OUTCOME: Act responsibly in applying professional and academic standards associated with personal wellness; sustainable management of resources; and/or with success in educational, workplace, community, and team settings. To view course choices,

See the Course List - Human Relations and Professional Development Skills Courses

Course Taken ______________________________

Course Taken - ______________________________

Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)


OUTCOME: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry; using quantitative or symbolic reasoning; and/or using other discipline/field specific methods to explore and create solutions; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze and solve problems.

Cultural Diversity Skills


OUTCOME: Explore and apply multiple perspectives in order to examine cultural differences and influences; maintain effective professional/working relationships; and/or interact effectively in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Distribution Requirements (45 credits)


**See Distribution Requirements Notes

Humanities (15 credits)


OUTCOME: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.

To view course choices, see the Course List - Humanities Distribution Courses.


Course Taken - ______________________________

Course Taken - ______________________________

Course Taken - ______________________________ 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics (15 credits)


OUTCOME: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.

Social Sciences (15 credits)


OUTCOME: Use Social Science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures

To view course choices, see the Course List - Social Sciences Distribution Courses. 

Course Taken - ______________________________

Course Taken - ______________________________ 

Course Taken - ______________________________

Program Requirements (25 credits)


OUTCOMES:

  • Apply the skills and knowledge acquired through coursework to analyze issues and critically evaluate a problem, specification, or code as applied to Computer Science.
  • Use appropriate quantitative tools to evaluate algorithms, represent data, and document findings and code.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge acquired through coursework by effectively communicating to fellow team members, the public, and members of the larger community using written, oral, and visual communication methods.
  • Demonstrate programming abilities through production of planning documents, documented working programming projects and testing documentation.

***See Program Requirements Notes

Program Electives (minimum 5 credits)


****See Program Electives Notes

Select from the courses below after meeting with a Computer Science advisor.

Course Taken ______________________________

Course Taken ______________________________

Course Taken ______________________________ 

Program Notes


The program code for this degree is CSA. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

  • Each institution may have specific requirements, these are listed below.

The advisors for this program are:

Niko Culevski | nculevski@edcc.edu | 425.640.1861

Tim Hunt | thunt@edcc.edu | 425.640.1863

Linda Zuvich | linda.zuvich@edcc.edu | 425.640.1103

Department website: www.edcc.edu/programs/stem/cs

*General Education Requirements Notes

**Distribution Requirements Notes

  • A maximum of 10 credits in any one department may be included in the 45 distribution credits.
  • Humanities: Select courses from at least two (2) departments/disciplines within this distribution area. A maximum of five (5) credits in Performance/Skills courses may be applied. And a maximum of five (5) credits in foreign language at the 100 level may be applied.
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Select courses from at least two (2) departments/disciplines within this distribution area. At least ten (10) credits of Natural Science classes are required, five (5) of which must be a laboratory science. (Laboratory science courses are marked with an asterisk on the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution Course List.) Computer Science, Mathematics, and Philosophy courses are not Natural Science courses.
  • Social Sciences: Select courses from at least two (2) departments/disciplines within this distribution area.

***Program Requirements Notes

  • Students who enter Edmonds CC with clear intentions of majoring in Computer Science are strongly advised to plan their course of study by meeting with an appropriate advisor to review the specific degree requirements for their intended transfer institution.

****Program Electives Notes

  • Specific requirements for individual universities:
CWU None behond those included in EdCC CS DTA

Eastern Washington

University

Humanities

Introductory Ethics (PHIL 212) - 5 credits required. NOTE: no EdCC Equivalent

University Specific Requirements

Linear Algebra (Math 272) - 5 credits

English Composition 2 (ENGL& 102) - 5 credits

Digital Circuits (EENG 160) - 5 credits  NOTE: no EdCC Equivalent

Gonzaga

Humanities

Philosophy (PHIL& 101) – 5 credits

Communications (CMST& 101) – 5 credits

Introductory Ethics(PHIL 212) – 5 credits NOTE: no EDCC EQUIVALENT

University Specific Requirements

Engineering Physics 3 with lab (PHYS& 223) – 5 credits

Discrete Math – 5 credits NOTE: no EDCC EQUIVALENT

Advising Notes:

Critical Thinking (Symbolic Logic), Differential Equations, and Intro to Literature to fulfill graduation requirements

Heritage

University Specific Requirements

Engineering Physics 3 with lab (PHYS& 223) – 5 credits

Advising Notes:

Discrete Math and Statistics will be evaluated for comparability to Heritage’s SPSC 231 and Math 221 courses

Pacific Lutheran

University Specific Requirements

Physical, Biological and/or Earth Sciences with lab (GEOL& 101, BIOL& 211, or ENVS& 101)– 5 credits

Advising Notes:

Intro to CS, Digital Systems, Data Structures, Statistics, and Discrete Structures will be evaluated for comparability to PLU’s, CSCE 144, 231 270, and Math 242, 245 courses

Seattle Pacific

University Specific Requirements

Physical, Biological and/or Earth Sciences with lab (GEOL& 101, BIOL& 211, or ENVS& 101)– 5 credits

Seattle University

University Specific Requirements

Physical, Biological and/or Earth Sciences with lab (GEOL& 101, BIOL& 211, or ENVS& 101)– 5 credits

Advising Notes:

Programming and Problem Solving 1 and 2 will be evaluated for comparability to CPSC 1420 and 1430 courses

University of Washington

Bothell

Statistics (Math& 146) - 5 credits

University of Washington

Seattle

None beyond those included in EdCC CS DTA

University of Washington

Tacoma

Statistics (Math& 146) - 5 credits

Washington State University

Pullman

Social Sciences

Social Sciences distribution – 10 credits

Macro or Micro Economics (ECON& 201 or ECON& 202) - 5 credits

University Specific Requirements

Physical, Biological and/or Earth Sciences with lab (GEOL& 101, BIOL& 211, or ENVS& 101)– 5 credits

Engineering Physics 3 with lab (PHYS& 223) – 5 credits

Advising Notes:

Recommends discrete structures. Discrete Structures is a certification course for computer science and as such is required for admittance to the computer science program

Washington State University

Tri-Cities

Social Sciences

Social Sciences distribution – 10 credits

Macro or Micro Economics (ECON& 201 or ECON& 202) - 5 credits

University Specific Requirements

Physical, Biological and/or Earth Sciences with lab (GEOL& 101, BIOL& 211, or ENVS& 101)– 5 credits

Engineering Physics 3 with lab (PHYS& 223) – 5 credits

Advising Notes:

Recommends discrete structures. Discrete Structures is a certification course for computer science and as such is required for admittance to the computer science program

Washington State University

Vancouver

Social Sciences

Social Sciences distribution – 10 credits

Macro or Micro Economics (ECON& 201 or ECON& 202) - 5 credits

University Specific Requirements

Physical, Biological and/or Earth Sciences with lab (GEOL& 101, BIOL& 211, or ENVS& 101)– 5 credits

Engineering Physics 3 with lab (PHYS& 223) – 5 credits

Advising Notes:

Recommends discrete structures. Discrete Structures is a certification course for computer science and as such is required for admittance to the computer science program

Western Washington University

University Specific Requirements

Physical, Biological and/or Earth Sciences with lab (GEOL& 101, BIOL& 211, or ENVS& 101)– 5 credits

Engineering Physics 3 with lab (PHYS& 223) – 5 credits

Whitworth

University Specific Requirements

Engineering Physics 3 with lab (PHYS& 223) – 5 credits

Oral Communication (CMST& 101) – 5 credits

Advising Notes:

Recommends electives include one Fine Art and one course fulfilling “American Diversity”

 

Associate in Arts General Information


Program of Study Outcomes Edmonds CC’s four General Education Outcomes­ (Communicate, Act Responsibly, Reason, and Explore) are promoted throughout the college’s programs. Instructional programs of 45 credits or more foster learning in all four General Education Outcomes.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes.  More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required college-level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan your schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning;
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor; and
  • At least three quarters before you plan to graduate, contact any college(s) where you have earned credits and have your official transcript(s) sent to Edmonds CC. Then, submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.  

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Transferring to Another University or College

  • Admission application deadlines vary, students must meet the deadline for the university or college to which they plan to apply for admission to transfer.
  • Consultation with the appropriate department or an advisor at the intended transfer school is highly recommended.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

College Resources

Signatures


 


Dean’s Signature and Date Advisor’s Signature and Date
Eff: Summer 2018  

Internal Coding


EPC - CSA
TC - 93
CIP - 110701
Last Revised - 2018/03/02

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