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COMPUTER SCIENCE
Associate of Science Degree

Jarred Valley
  May 2011 Valedictorian - Jared Anthony Borja Taitano (A.S. Computer Science)
A 2008 graduate of George Washington High School, Jared served as president of the Computer and Technology Organization (CATO) and as a work study student in the Visual Communications Department. Jared is a library technician at the Guam Law Library, and plans to pursue his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. 
 
Program Description: 
Today’s rapidly evolving computer industry provides opportunities for careers such as systems analysts, who design computer systems for processing information; programmers who write instructions and translate them into machine readable language; computer operators who monitor and control computer systems and retrieve results; and data entry personnel who enter information and instructions into the computer. GCC’s Associate of Science Degree in Computer Science includes many application courses, trains individuals for positions in these careers, and gives them the confidence and the skills they need to excel and advance in the profession.
 
Degree Requirements
 Required General Education   Required Courses for Degree    Print Degree Planner
 
Career Opportunities:
Software development, including the design and implementation of software; web development, interface design, security issues and mobile computing; and opportunities for advancement in planning and managing organizational technology infrastructure. 

The GCC Advantage: 
Industry-savvy instructors, state-of-the-art equipment, and the fact that most of the technical requirements for the Associate of Science degree in Computer Science at GCC will articulate to a four-year institution.

Academic Advising: 
All students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal, academic, and career goals.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the Associate of Science degree in Computer Science program, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a solid foundation in the core areas of computer science, as well as knowledge of advanced topics in the field.
2. Apply skillful evaluation to computer-based glitches and draw possible options that best meets the needs of a problem.
3. Design and implement a computer-based solution of a problem by writing codes using an appropriate programming language.

Program Mission:
The mission of the Computer Science program is to provide the students with foundational knowlege and skills to enter the workforce and to advance as technology changes. 
 
Contact Information:
Location: Technology Center (Building 1000)
Phone: 735-3033
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
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