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Associate in Computer Science, ACS-DTA/MRP

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90 Credits

The Associate in Computer Science Direct Transfer Agreement Major Related Program (ACS-DTA/MRP) is designed to provide a pathway for students preparing for computer science and related majors at universities and colleges in the state of Washington. Computer science programs are competitive and this pathway intends to provide students with the needed information and skills to optimize their coursework to meet the Direct Transfer Agreement and prepare for computer science and related majors at a participating baccalaureate institutions. The curriculum is not intended to fulfill General Education/University (GER/GUR) requirements, but to prepare prospective transfer science students to enter the state universities with junior standing, not only in credits but also with major/program preparation.

See Articulation Agreements for more details  about the colleges who accept this degree.

To earn this degree, students must complete 90-credits in courses numbered 100 or above (from approved distribution list below) and meet specific distribution requirements. No more than 25 percent of credit requirements may be taken on pass/no-credit basis. Students should be aware that courses with “Pass” grades may not satisfy the requirements in their major field. Student must attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, and earn a minimum of 24 credits at Green River College. Computer science programs are competitive and may require a higher GPA overall or a higher GPA in specific courses.

Students are responsible for knowing transfer requirements and policies, as well as specific course choices and GPA requirements, and are urged to consult the catalog of the institution for which they plan to transfer.

This degree can lead to a large number of career possibilities, some of which may include what you find at the right. The majority of these jobs require a bachelor’s degree and this degree can assist you with earning that bachelor’s degree.

Use the Career and Program Explorer  page to explore more details about the occupations.

1. Basic Skills (15 credits)

Any course used to satisfy Basic Skills distribution may not be used to satisfy any other portion of the Associate in Computer Science degree requirements.

A. Communication Skills (10 credits)

Courses in this area support the written communication learning outcome.

B. Quantitative Skills/Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits)

Courses in this area support the quantitative and symbolic reasoning learning outcome.

2. Humanities/Fine Arts/English (15 Credits)

Minimum 15 credits of Humanities/Fine Arts/English Distribution  courses from three separate areas. No more than 5 credits in foreign language at the 100 level. No more than 5 credits in performance/skills courses.

3. Social Science (15 credits)

Minimum 15 credits of Social Science Distribution  courses from three separate areas or minimum 15 credits from two separate areas with a 200-level course required within the two course emphasis.

5. Specific Requirements (15 credits)

6. Electives (10 credits)

All courses numbered 100 or higher, with the exception of Basic Skills and Physical Education may be taken as electives. Courses should include preparation for a major and/or general interest/leisure-time activity. The following classes are highly recommended.

Advising Notes:


* Other lower level courses taken by Computer Science majors, which may need to be taken prior to graduation. Similar courses take at other institutions will be evaluated at time of transfer and credit may be applied towards major, general education or electives as appropriate.

Transferability of Credits

Green River College is fully accredited. Academic courses will usually be accepted by other institutions offering the same (or similar) courses. However, each institution has its own transfer policies and each student is responsible for knowing the transfer and admission requirements of the receiving institution. Students are urged to consult with their advisor and a representative from the college they plan to attend after Green River.

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