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The Computer Science program has been designed to provide a broad introduction to the field within the context of a liberal arts education. The curriculum emphasizes the interrelationship between the computer and other disciplines. Because computers will continue to be a central importance to society, the Computer Science program emphasizes the acquisition of marketable knowledge and skills for professional careers in computer systems, programming languages, software engineering, and database design and analysis.
Students graduating with a degree in Computer Science will be able to:
- Understand strategies for effective design and their application in designing computing systems;
- Understand the principles of computer science and problem solving; and,
- Be competitive in the computing job market or enter graduate programs in computing.
The area of Computer Science offers the courses, CSC 131 – Introduction to Computers, and CSC 132 – Foundations of Computing. CSC 131 is a general studies requirement for all Lane College students except Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics majors. Students majoring in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics take CSC 132 as a general studies requirement.
Requirements for the Major in Computer Science
Majors in Computer Science are required to complete 44 credit hours in Computer Science and Mathematics, including 32 required credit hours and 12 credit hours of electives, as indicated in the curriculum chart. Twelve hours of Computer Science electives can be selected from any of the following Computer Science courses:
|CSC 110||Personal Computer Systems Repair (1 credit hour)|
|CSC 233||Data Communication and Computer Networks|
|CSC 236||Introduction to Digital Computer Design|
|CSC 237||Assembly Language|
|CSC 239||Visual Programming|
|CSC 333||Computer Graphics|
|CSC 334||Information Systems and Design|
|CSC 336||Software Engineering|
|CSC 339||Database Management Systems|
Requirements for the Minor in Computer Science
A minor in Computer Science shall consist of 18 credit hours of Computer Science. The required Computer Science courses are CSC 133 and CSC 134. The remaining 12 hours may be selected from any other Computer Science courses at or above the 200 level.Computer Science Curriculum and Suggested Program