Computer Science - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
In today's marketplace, there are many roads that lead to careers in programming, artificial intelligence, computer networking, databases, and software systems. A computer science degree is the most traditional, but with good reason, since it provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals at the heart of computing. For students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution, HCC's Computer Science associate degree is an outstanding, affordable stepping stone toward that goal.
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Why does HCC offer several associate transfer degree programs in programming? What is the difference between majoring in Computer Science, Information Systems Management - Programming/Technical, and Information Technology - Programming?
If you are transferring to UMBC, you must take both semesters of C++ at HCC. All of the other schools also strongly urge you to take both sequential semesters of introduction and advance level programming language at the same school. At statewide meetings, both two- and four-year schools agree on the topics that need to be covered by the end of the second C++ or second Java course, but the sequences may differ. Thus, taking one course at one school and then transferring might cause you to miss an important topic or two.
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