Programming (Associate of Applied Science)

Program Revision

Please note that this program has been revised. These changes have been approved after August 25, 2018, the official publish date of this document. Refer to the addendum for the updated version of this program.

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Degree Code: CIPZ
Number of Credits: 65-66

Program Description

This program option is designed to give students a beginning knowledge of computer operating systems, networking, and data communications, as well as currently used programming languages.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Goldey-Beacom College as well as other Maryland and regional institutions. Click on "Transfer Opportunities" in MyCecil under the Advising tab for a list of transfer pathways. In addition, transfer information is available through ARTSYS (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements

Course Number Course Title Credits
CSC 104 Computer Science Fundamentals [I] 3
CSC 110 Ethics in Information Technology [I] 3
EGL 101 Freshman Composition [E] 3
MAT Math Elective [M] 3-4
SCI Lab Science Elective [S/SL] 4
SOC SCI Social Science Elective [SS] 3
SPH 121 or
SPH 141
Interpersonal Communications [H] or
Public Speaking [H]
3

Program Requirements

Course Number Course Title Credits
ACT Activity Electives 2
CSC 103 Operating Systems 3
CSC Computer Science Electives (any CSC course) 15
CSC 109 Introduction to Programming 3
CSC 140 Introduction to Networking 3
CSC 160 Introduction to Data Communications 3
CSC 201 Business Systems Analysis and Design 4
CSC 203 or
CSC 204
Seminar in Information Systems 1
CSC 273 CBWEP - College Based Work Experience Program 1 3
EGL 211 Technical Writing 3
VCP 144 Web Design I - Design Fundamentals 3

Recommended Sequence

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Course Number Course Title
Fall I (18-19 credits)
CSC 103 Operating Systems
CSC 104 Computer Science Fundamentals
CSC 109 Introduction to Programming
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
MAT Math Elective
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Spring I (17 credits)
ACT Activity Elective
CSC Computer Science Elective (any CSC course)
CSC 110 Ethics in Information Technology
CSC 140 Introduction to Networking
EGL 211 Technical Writing
SCI Lab Science Elective
Fall II (16 credits)
ACT Activity Elective
CSC Computer Science Electives (any CSC course)
CSC 160 Introduction to Data Communications
VCP 144 Web Design I - Design Fundamentals
Spring II (14 credits)
CSC Computer Science Elective (any CSC course)
CSC 201 Business Systems Analysis and Design
CSC 203 or
CSC 204
Seminar in Information Systems
CSC 273 CBWEP - College Based Work Experience Program
SPH 121 or
SPH 141
Interpersonal Communications or
Public Speaking

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand basic networking theory, network design, maintenance, security and troubleshooting.
  • Set up network resources through multiple versions of software.
  • Understand basic data communications technology.
  • Analyze and develop programs using object oriented programming and design.
  • Understand legal and ethical issues associated with computing.

Career Opportunities

Computer support, system maintenance and management, and web development.


1 The student must contact the CBWEP administrator one semester prior to enrolling for this course.