The program provides a computer science foundation in the mathematical and scientific principles underlying computing and information technology, along with hands-on instruction in developing effective design and analysis skills related to computing systems. Career paths for Computer Science include software developer, systems administrator, systems analyst, and applications developer. A full-time student can complete this Associate of Science (AS) degree in two years. This degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year university to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science. To be successful, a student should have strong math, computer and keyboarding skills, and be detail-oriented.