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Catalog 2023-2024 
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Computer Science Transfer Pathway Associate of Science Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: TPCS

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

The Computer Science Transfer Pathway AS Degree is designed to provide students with opportunities for immediate employment or for transfer to four-year institutions. The College has developed articulation agreements with four-year institutions to assist students with their transfer goals. See a Pathway Advisor for further information. Students planning a career in this area should have above average mathematic reasoning and communication skills. Students should exhibit qualities of patience, and preciseness and enjoy working in a team environment.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program may choose to continue their education at a four-year institution in a Computer Science or related field. Others may elect to enter the workforce following graduation. Graduates will find opportunities in the computer science field in the areas of programming or database management in business, manufacturing, government and education. With additional education and experience, students may advance to positions such as Database Analyst, Systems Analyst, Software Developer or Programmer- Analyst.

Program Outcomes

  1. Develop and implement complex algorithms in computer-programming languages.
  2. Implement complex data structures to insure efficient program execution.
  3. Utilize sound mathematical principles to solve complex programming problems.
  4. Implement algorithms in programming languages utilizing proper coding conventions and appropriate documentation standards.
  5. Apply effective technical communication skills.

Program Faculty

Mary Anderson

Warren Sheaffer

Part-time/Full-time Options

Some day and evening class availability. Students may attend full-time or part-time.

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.

Program Requirements

Subtotal: 30 Credits

General Education/MnTC Requirements

Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

General Education Requirements: 30 Credits

Course Sequence

The following sequence is recommended for a full-time student. Not all courses are offered each semester.

First Semester

Total Semester Credits: 14

Total Semester Credits: 17

Third Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Credits: 14

Total Program Credits: 60

* Please refer to specific articulation agreements to determine the best mathematics option.

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ on Reading Comprehension or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Adv. Algebra & Functions: Score of 276+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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