Pathways to Transfer

Associate Degree for Transfer

Computer Science for Transfer 


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The Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer Degree is designed for students desiring advanced degrees in Computer Science. The Los Medanos College Computer Science courses meet the lower division transfer requirements for Computer Science. The curriculum includes the first and second year requirements to prepare students to transfer and study at a California State University.  A baccalaureate degree is the recommended preparation for those considering professional careers in Computer Science. 

The Program Student Learning Outcomes for the Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer Degree:

  1. Be academically prepared to transfer to a Computer Science program at a four-year university.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to solve a variety of problems using computational skills necessary for careers in computer science and other related fields.

To achieve the Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer Degree, students must (1) complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (2) fulfill the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements (3) complete a minimum of 29 semester units or 42 quarter units in the major area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district (4) obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (5) earn a “C” grade or better in all course required for the major area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Note: To complete the degree at Los Medanos College with no more than 60 units, students must follow IGETC General Education Requirements. Students will not be able to complete the degree within 60 units following the CSU General Education Breadth Requirements. Therefore, students are highly encouraged to consult with their counselor when choosing general education classes.

Program Requirements

Required Courses:


Programming Concepts and Methodologies I

3 Units


Programming Concepts and Methodologies II

3 Units

COMSC-142 Computer Architecture and Organization 3 Units
MATH-160 Discrete Math 4 Units
MATH-210 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 Units
MATH-220 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4 Units
PHYS-040 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4 Units
BISOC-021 Principles of Biology: Organismal 5 Units

Total Units for the major  33 units

Total Units for the degree  60 units


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