Associate in Science (A.S.)
Demand for Computing Jobs Remains Strong
Computer Science is a hands-on, challenging, and in-demand field that impacts the world in countless ways. Computer scientists play a key role in developing technology and systems for many industries. Healthcare, business, and manufacturing are among some of these industries.
With advances in technology, the need for computing jobs is on the rise. FLCC’s Computer Science degree provides you a foundation for exploring a four-year education in this field. With a bachelor’s, you may find yourself pursuing a career in:
- Network Administration
- Programming and Application Development
- Software or Multimedia Development
- Technical Support
- Web Development
Gain Technical, Analytical, and Problem-Solving Skills
This program puts a strong emphasis on advanced math. You’ll complete courses in calculus, discrete math, and physics. Your core classes will teach you the technical aspects of computer science. Plus, they will equip you with important technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Foundational courses in this program include:
- Introduction to Programming and Computational Thinking
- Object-Oriented Software Development
- Computer Architecture and Organization
Learn How to Create a Computer Solution
As part of a final semester project, you’ll work in a team environment to create a computer solution. This project will help you build the skillsets that are essential in computer science.
Small class sizes will allow you to work collaboratively, and throughout your studies, faculty will share their industry expertise in your core classes. You’ll graduate prepared to transfer to a four-year school to pursue a bachelor’s in a computer-related area.
Transfer to SUNY or Private Four-Year School
This program is known as a SUNY-based seamless transfer degree. This means that graduates can transfer as juniors to a variety of in-state colleges to pursue their bachelor’s in Computer Science. The Transfer Services Office will guide you and answer your questions on the transfer process.
Brockport and Geneseo are among the state institutions that offer a four-year degree in this field. Many local private institutions also have bachelor programs available in this field. Some of these schools include Nazareth College, Rochester Institute of Technology, and St. John Fisher College.
Online learning provides a convenient and flexible way to earn an education. Study on your time and from a location that fits your busy schedule. With this option, FLCC’s Computer Science degree is available completely online. Learn more about FLCC online learning.