Catalog Year 2017/2018

Area of Concentration within the Associate of Science (A.S.) in Computer Science transfer

Designed for students seeking to complete the first two years of a four-year degree program in information systems management.


Andy Yao
Program Manager
To schedule an advising appointment, please contact Andy Yao by email.

Doree Lynn Miles
Academic Office Manager

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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements.
Course Credits
EN 101–English Composition 3
MA 206–Elementary Statistics 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences
EC 201–Principles of Economics 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) (Other than EC) 3
Arts & Humanities
Arts Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Communications Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Biological & Physical Sciences 
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (Lab course) (GenEd course list) 4
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues
CIS 106–Introduction to Object Design & Programming 3
PE/Health Requirement 1/3
Area of Concentration
ACCT 101–Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT 102–Principles of Accounting II or
EC 202–Principles of Economics 3
CIS 201–Computer Science I 4
CIS 203–Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 208–C++ Programming  or
CIS 225–Computer Programming Language (A, B, C, D ...)  3
MA 201–Applied Calculus  or
MA 210–Calculus I 3/4
Electives  CIS 111J, CIS 111L, CIS 111M, CIS 140, CIS 170, CIS 179, CIS 180, MA202 or
any CIS 200-level course. Students should check with their transfer school
before selecting their electives.
Total 60

Transfer Note:
FCC has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students
completing their Associate degree and who are looking for transfer
opportunities. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office
at 301.846.2471 or the program manager for Computer Science.
• University of Maryland University College – B.S. Computer Science
• University of Maryland University College – B.S. Cybersecurity Management
& Policy
• University of Maryland University College – B.S. Information Systems
Students will be able to:
  1. Prepare a plan that addresses organizational needs.
  2. Identify problem requirements that demonstrate understanding of user needs.
  3. Explain solutions that satisfy problem requirements.
  4. Analyze alternative solutions to determine the optimal result.
  5. Design problem solution that solves the requirements.
  6. Produce documentation that describes implementation.
  7. Integrate business, financial and/or economic models that demonstrate project feasibility.
The Career & Transfer Center has a variety of print and electronic resources available to help with transfer planning. ARTSYS, a computerized articulation system created especially to help community college students transfer to Maryland four-year institutions is available, as well as College Source and College Board. College Source also allows students to view college catalogs from across the nation.