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2021-2022 Catalog SVC 
2021-2022 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Emphasis, Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA


Computer Science is the study of techniques to represent, store and manipulate information within a computer information system. Computer programming is a major component of such study, and is the focus of most of the CS courses listed below. If you are thinking of pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at a university, you should take CS 142  or CS 210  because success in these classes tends to be a good indicator of success in a computer science program. Consult the university’s catalog to determine which of the two courses best fits the requirements of that institution.

Sample Career Options

Transfer and Degree Requirements

If you are considering a major in this emphasis by transferring to a four-year college or university in Washington state, our Sample Schedule is designed to provide you with faculty recommended courses to complete your Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA degree. 

Your personal Educational Plan will vary based on many factors including:

  • The quarter you begin
  • How many classes/credits you can take in each quarter 
  • Your Math and English placement 
  • If you have credits you have already taken and plan to transfer them to SVC, visit the Enrollment Services  webpage
  • The college you are interested in transferring to
  • Other factors

To keep you on the best pathway, we encourage you to consult with the institution you want to transfer to as well as an SVC Academic Advisor, who will work with you to create a personalized Educational Plan and schedule that takes these factors into account.

For detailed information regarding the requirements that must be met to complete this degree, please review the Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement information and details here: 

Program Map

The Program Map is provided as a guide for a traditional full-time student whose goal is to earn the Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA with an interest in Computer Science. The courses are designed with the appropriate number of credits to meet degree requirements and are organized in a recommended sequence. Please consult an SVC advisor to schedule courses and develop a personalized educational plan.

First Year

Total Credits: 13

2nd Quarter

Total Credits: 16

3rd Quarter

Total Credits: 16

Second Year

Total Credits: 15

5th Quarter

Total Credits: 15

6th Quarter

Total Credits: 15