Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

Computer Science, AS

Location(s): Alliance, Scottsbluff, Sidney, Online

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This program provides students with the background necessary for further study in computer science, typically leading to a baccalaureate degree in computer science, software or computer engineering, computer information systems, or a related field. This program acquaints students with the principles and practices of algorithmic design, programming, programming languages, and operating systems. These principles prepare students with practical and theoretical knowledge to apply to the remainder of a baccalaureate degree program.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot operating systems and hardware.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design, create, and manage a database.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design, write, and debug software programs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot a network.
  • Apply skills and abilities identified as WNCCs five major general education goals.
  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in office productivity applications.


  • This program is available in person or online.
  • Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult their faculty advisor early in their WNCC career to determine a curriculum that best meets their transfer goals.
  • Students who choose not to follow the recommended plan of study listed below, may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown.

Program Requirements

AS General Education Core: 33 Credits

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  • Written Communication Credits: 6
  • Oral Communication Credits: 3
  • Humanities Credits: 3
  • Math Credits: 3-4 *
  • Lab Sciences Credits: 4 *
  • Personal Development Credits: 3
  • Social Science Credits: 3

* A total of 15-16 combined math/science credits are the minimum requirement for an AS degree. This must include a minimum of three (3) credits of math and four (4) credits of science from BIOS, CHEM, or PHYS options.

Note: Some general education requirements may be satisfied by core requirements. Please consult with an advisor for details.

Total AS Requirements: 60 Credits

Recommended Plan of Study

Total Semester Credits: 15

2nd Semester (Spring)

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Semester Credits: 17

4th Semester (Spring)

Total Semester Credits: 12

Total AS Credits: 60

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