Mar 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, A.S.

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The Computer Science Associate of Science degree is designed for students interested in software programming and design. Within New Mexico, the courses in this Program transfer best to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NM Tech). Some courses from this Computer Science Program may transfer as electives to computer science or computer technology programs at other higher education institutions. Those wishing to transfer to a four-year degree program in computer science or computer engineering are strongly advised to check the appropriate university catalog and to talk with a member of the university program or Registrar’s office to determine which of the SJC Computer Science Program courses will fulfill program-specific requirements at the transfer institution. Also, consider taking courses in a foreign language while at San Juan College since many university Schools of Arts and Science require a foreign language.

Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the courses listed below (e.g., MATH-170  and MATH 180  prior to MATH 188 ). In general, however, it is suggested that students complete the New Mexico Transfer Module as outlined below.

The student should refer to the current catalog of the intended transfer degree institution to take the most appropriate laboratory science courses. This course also satisfies General Education laboratory science requirement. For information about NM Tech, go to For information about NMSU, go to

Note: The student must complete each course in the curriculum with a C or better to graduate from the program.

General Education Requirements: 32 credits

Gen Ed - Social/Behavioral Science, Humanities, Fine Arts

Gen Ed - Mathematics

According to the NM Engineering Transfer Module, the entry-level College Math Course for a Computer Science Program is Calculus I. Students’ Accuplacer score for Mathematics will determine their placement in the Math sequence, beginning with MATH-115 Intermediate Algebra-Applications  through MATH-188 Calculus I . Students who place at the beginning of the Math sequence will need to complete 11 additional credit hours of coursework to complete the degree requirements.

Total Credits: 61

Suggested Course Sequence Full-time Students:

Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

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