The **Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer (AS-T) Degree **is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Computer Science majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers a Computer Science baccalaureate degree.

This degree is designed for students interested in an introduction to the field of Computer Science. Computer Science is the study of representational computation, data access methods, programming languages, algorithmic modeling, software design, testing and development. Students in the Computer Science program study and apply their knowledge of mathematics, physics and logic to solve a variety of problems using current technology. Coursework includes programming languages and concepts, systems analysis, mathematics, physics, computer hardware and data structures.

Computer Science students will be supported by a Student Success Team in the Accounting, Business, Economics, and Computer Technology Area of Interest. Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.Course | Units | Typically Offered |

1st Semester | ||

CIT 111 - Introduction to ProgrammingM | 3.0 | |

CIT 111 - Introduction to Programming (3.0 units)
This course is for students who want to develop the problem-solving abilities required to work in the computer field. Programming concepts are discussed through a variety of techniques including hierarchy diagrams, flow-charting, data diagrams, and pseudocode. The course will also include information on integrated development environments (IDEs). | ||

MATH 175 - Plane Trigonometry (CSU GE B4)GE | 3.0 | |

Notes:While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement: MATH 130/H, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190. MATH 175 - Plane Trigonometry (3.0 units)
This course is for students majoring in mathematics, science, and engineering. The course equips students with the skills necessary for success in precalculus, presenting the concepts of plane trigonometry using a functions approach. The course also includes a study of trigonometric functions including their inverses and graphs, identities and proofs related to trigonometric expressions, trigonometric equations, solving right triangles, solving triangles using the law of cosines and the law of sines, polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors. | ||

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (CSU GE A2)GE | 3.5 | |

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)
This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication. | ||

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE | 3.0 | |

Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 12.5 | |

2nd Semester | ||

MATH 180 - Pre-CalculusGE | 4.0 | |

MATH 180 - Pre-Calculus (4.0 units)
This course is designed to prepare students for the study of calculus. The course presents a comprehensive study of linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and trigonometric functions. Inequalities, introductory analytic geometry, polar coordinates, polar equations and their graphs, and an introduction to sequences are also included. This course is a prerequisite for MATH 190. | ||

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE | 3.0 | |

Notes:Meets CSU Grad requirement POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)
This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)
This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program. | ||

CSU GE B2 - Biological SciencesGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

CSU GE A3 - Critical ThinkingGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 13.0† | |

Summer 1 | ||

Select one: MATH 190 / MATH 190H M | 4.0 | |

MATH 190 - Calculus I (4.0 units)
MATH 190 is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This is the first course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable. It includes topics in functions, limits and continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation and integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. MATH 190H - Calculus I Honors (4.0 units)
MATH 190H is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This course includes topics of differential and integral calculus of a single variable. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 4.0 | |

3rd Semester | ||

CIT 127 - Python Programming IM | 3.0 | |

CIT 127 - Python Programming I (3.0 units)
This course is an introduction to the discipline of computer science, with a focus on the design and implementation of algorithms to solve simple problems using Python. Topics include fundamental programming constructs, problem-solving strategies, debugging techniques, declaration models, and an overview of procedural and object-oriented programming languages. Students will learn to design, implement, test, and debug algorithms using pseudocode and Python. | ||

PHY 211 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - I (CSU GE B1/B3)M | 4.0 | |

PHY 211 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - I (4.0 units)
This course is the first of a three-semester sequence and is designed for students transferring to a four-year institution with majors in the sciences and engineering. Topics covered are kinematics, dynamics, energy, work, momentum, and conservation principles. | ||

MATH 191 - Calculus IIM | 4.0 | |

MATH 191 - Calculus II (4.0 units)
This semester-long course continues the study of calculus begun in MATH 190. The course includes techniques of integration, improper integrals, anti-derivatives, applications of the definite integral, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, series, polar equations, and parametric equations. This course is the second course of the calculus sequence required of all engineering, physics, and mathematics majors. | ||

CSU GE C2 - HumanitiesGE | 3.0 | |

Notes:Select one: Hist 143, 143H, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, or 170
Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 14.0 | |

4th Semester | ||

CS 152 - Discrete StructuresM | 3.0 | |

CS 152 - Discrete Structures (3.0 units)
This course is an introduction to the discrete structures used in Computer Science with an emphasis on their applications. Topics covered include: Functions, Relations and Sets; Basic Logic; Proof Techniques; Basics of Counting; Graphs and Trees; and Discrete Probability. | ||

CIT 128 - Python Programming IIM | 3.0 | |

CIT 128 - Python Programming II (3.0 units)
This is a software engineering course focused on the application of software engineering techniques for the design and development of large programs. Topics include object oriented programming, data abstraction, data structures and their associated algorithms, and recursion. Students will learn to design, implement, test, and debug programs using Python. | ||

CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE | 3.0 | |

Select one: | ||

CSU GE C1 or C2 - Arts or HumanitiesGE | 3.0† | |

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Select one: SPCH 101 / SPCH 101H (CSU GE A1)GE | 3.0 | |

SPCH 101 - Public Speaking (3.0 units)
This introductory course is designed to prepare students to be effective oral communicators in all aspects of public presentations, including design and delivery of a public speech. The course is appropriate for all students interested in developing their public speaking knowledge and skills, such as speech communications and languages majors, future teachers, and future business leaders. SPCH 101H - Public Speaking Honors (3.0 units)
This introductory course is designed to prepare students to be effective oral communicators in all aspects of public presentations, including design and delivery of a public speech. The course is appropriate for all students interested in developing their public speaking knowledge and skills, such as speech communications and languages majors, future teachers, and future business leaders. This course is designed for students eligible for the Honors Program. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 15.0† | |

5th Semester | ||

PHY 213 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - IIIM | 4.0 | |

PHY 213 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - III (4.0 units)
This course is the third of a three-semester sequence and is designed for students transferring to a four-year institution with majors in the sciences and engineering. Topics covered are electric fields, electric potential, current, circuits, magnetic fields, Gauss' law, Ampere's law, Maxwell's equations, induction, and electromagnetic waves. | ||

CS 142 - Computer Architecture and OrganizationM | 3.0 | |

CS 142 - Computer Architecture and Organization (3.0 units)
The organization and behavior of real computer systems at the assembly-language level. The mapping of statements and constructs in a high-level language onto sequences of machine instructions is studied, as well as the internal representation of simple data types and structures. Numerical computation is examined, noting the various data representation errors and potential procedural errors. | ||

CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE | 3.0 | |

Select one: | ||

CSU GE C1 - ArtsGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 13.0† | |

Total Units for Computer Science AS-T program (Transfer to CSU) | 71.5† | |

Rio Hondo College does not currently have any courses approved for CSU GE Area F: Ethnic Studies. Students who begin and maintain continuous enrollment at Rio Hondo College prior to Fall 2021 will not be required to complete a course in Area F. Instead, these students will complete Area D (9 units from at least two disciplines). New students starting at Rio Hondo College beginning Fall 2021 or later and returning students who have not maintained continuous enrollment will be required to complete a course in Area F in addition to completing two courses (6 units) in Area D from any discipline or disciplines. Please see a counselor for updates and to discuss options for satisfying this requirement. |

AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor. |

Pick PHY 213 or Biol 200 or Chem 130 (will have a pre-requiste) |

† | Some classes may have higher units |

M | Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement |

GE | General Education course |

EL | Elective Course |

Course | Units | Typically Offered |

1st Semester | ||

CIT 111 - Introduction to ProgrammingM | 3.0 | |

CIT 111 - Introduction to Programming (3.0 units)
This course is for students who want to develop the problem-solving abilities required to work in the computer field. Programming concepts are discussed through a variety of techniques including hierarchy diagrams, flow-charting, data diagrams, and pseudocode. The course will also include information on integrated development environments (IDEs). | ||

Select one: MATH 175 / MATH 180 / MATH 190 / MATH 190H / MATH 191 (IGETC 2)GE | 3.0† | |

Notes:While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement: MATH 130/H, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190. MATH 175 - Plane Trigonometry (3.0 units)
This course is for students majoring in mathematics, science, and engineering. The course equips students with the skills necessary for success in precalculus, presenting the concepts of plane trigonometry using a functions approach. The course also includes a study of trigonometric functions including their inverses and graphs, identities and proofs related to trigonometric expressions, trigonometric equations, solving right triangles, solving triangles using the law of cosines and the law of sines, polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors. MATH 180 - Pre-Calculus (4.0 units)
This course is designed to prepare students for the study of calculus. The course presents a comprehensive study of linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and trigonometric functions. Inequalities, introductory analytic geometry, polar coordinates, polar equations and their graphs, and an introduction to sequences are also included. This course is a prerequisite for MATH 190. MATH 190 - Calculus I (4.0 units)
MATH 190 is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This is the first course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable. It includes topics in functions, limits and continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation and integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. MATH 190H - Calculus I Honors (4.0 units)
MATH 190H is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This course includes topics of differential and integral calculus of a single variable. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. MATH 191 - Calculus II (4.0 units)
This semester-long course continues the study of calculus begun in MATH 190. The course includes techniques of integration, improper integrals, anti-derivatives, applications of the definite integral, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, series, polar equations, and parametric equations. This course is the second course of the calculus sequence required of all engineering, physics, and mathematics majors. | ||

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE | 3.5 | |

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)
This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication. | ||

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4)GE | 3.0 | |

POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)
This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)
This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 12.5† | |

2nd Semester | ||

MATH 180 - Pre-Calculus (IGETC 2A)GE | 4.0 | |

MATH 180 - Pre-Calculus (4.0 units)
This course is designed to prepare students for the study of calculus. The course presents a comprehensive study of linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and trigonometric functions. Inequalities, introductory analytic geometry, polar coordinates, polar equations and their graphs, and an introduction to sequences are also included. This course is a prerequisite for MATH 190. | ||

IGETC 5B - Biological SciencesGE | 3.0 | |

Notes:Pick Phy 213 OR Biol 200 OR Chem 130 (will have pre-reqs)
Select one: | ||

IGETC 1B - Critical Thinking and CompositionGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

IGETC 3A or 3B - Arts or HumanitiesGE | 3.0† | |

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Total Semester Units: | 13.0† | |

Summer 1 | ||

Select one: MATH 190 / MATH 190H M | 4.0 | |

MATH 190 - Calculus I (4.0 units)
MATH 190 is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This is the first course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable. It includes topics in functions, limits and continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation and integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. MATH 190H - Calculus I Honors (4.0 units)
MATH 190H is a semester course designed primarily for those students planning to pursue programs in engineering, mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences. This course includes topics of differential and integral calculus of a single variable. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 4.0 | |

3rd Semester | ||

PHY 211 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - I (IGETC 5A & 5C)M | 4.0 | |

PHY 211 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - I (4.0 units)
This course is the first of a three-semester sequence and is designed for students transferring to a four-year institution with majors in the sciences and engineering. Topics covered are kinematics, dynamics, energy, work, momentum, and conservation principles. | ||

MATH 191 - Calculus IIM | 4.0 | |

MATH 191 - Calculus II (4.0 units)
This semester-long course continues the study of calculus begun in MATH 190. The course includes techniques of integration, improper integrals, anti-derivatives, applications of the definite integral, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, series, polar equations, and parametric equations. This course is the second course of the calculus sequence required of all engineering, physics, and mathematics majors. | ||

CIT 127 - Python Programming IM | 3.0 | |

CIT 127 - Python Programming I (3.0 units)
This course is an introduction to the discipline of computer science, with a focus on the design and implementation of algorithms to solve simple problems using Python. Topics include fundamental programming constructs, problem-solving strategies, debugging techniques, declaration models, and an overview of procedural and object-oriented programming languages. Students will learn to design, implement, test, and debug algorithms using pseudocode and Python. | ||

IGETC 3B - HumanitiesGE | 3.0 | |

Notes:Select one: Hist 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, of 170
Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 14.0 | |

4th Semester | ||

CS 152 - Discrete StructuresM | 3.0 | |

CS 152 - Discrete Structures (3.0 units)
This course is an introduction to the discrete structures used in Computer Science with an emphasis on their applications. Topics covered include: Functions, Relations and Sets; Basic Logic; Proof Techniques; Basics of Counting; Graphs and Trees; and Discrete Probability. | ||

CIT 128 - Python Programming IIM | 3.0 | |

CIT 128 - Python Programming II (3.0 units)
This is a software engineering course focused on the application of software engineering techniques for the design and development of large programs. Topics include object oriented programming, data abstraction, data structures and their associated algorithms, and recursion. Students will learn to design, implement, test, and debug programs using Python. | ||

IGETC 4 - Social and Behavioral SciencesGE | 3.0 | |

Select one: | ||

Select one: SPCH 101 / SPCH 101H GE | 3.0 | |

SPCH 101 - Public Speaking (3.0 units)
This introductory course is designed to prepare students to be effective oral communicators in all aspects of public presentations, including design and delivery of a public speech. The course is appropriate for all students interested in developing their public speaking knowledge and skills, such as speech communications and languages majors, future teachers, and future business leaders. SPCH 101H - Public Speaking Honors (3.0 units)
This introductory course is designed to prepare students to be effective oral communicators in all aspects of public presentations, including design and delivery of a public speech. The course is appropriate for all students interested in developing their public speaking knowledge and skills, such as speech communications and languages majors, future teachers, and future business leaders. This course is designed for students eligible for the Honors Program. | ||

Total Semester Units: | 12.0 | |

5th Semester | ||

PHY 213 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - IIIM | 4.0 | |

Notes:Pick Phy 213 OR Biol 200 OR Chem 130 (will have pre-reqs) PHY 213 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - III (4.0 units)
This course is the third of a three-semester sequence and is designed for students transferring to a four-year institution with majors in the sciences and engineering. Topics covered are electric fields, electric potential, current, circuits, magnetic fields, Gauss' law, Ampere's law, Maxwell's equations, induction, and electromagnetic waves. | ||

CS 142 - Computer Architecture and OrganizationM | 3.0 | |

CS 142 - Computer Architecture and Organization (3.0 units)
The organization and behavior of real computer systems at the assembly-language level. The mapping of statements and constructs in a high-level language onto sequences of machine instructions is studied, as well as the internal representation of simple data types and structures. Numerical computation is examined, noting the various data representation errors and potential procedural errors. | ||

IGETC 4 - Social and Behavioral SciencesGE | 3.0 | |

Select one: | ||

IGETC 3A - ArtsGE | 3.0† | |

Select one: | ||

Total Semester Units: | 13.0† | |

Total Units for Computer Science AS-T program (Transfer to UC/CSU) | 68.5† | |

AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor. |

† | Some classes may have higher units |

M | Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement |

GE | General Education course |

EL | Elective Course |

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Students will demonstrate an ability to use math, physics, and logic for solving problems in technology.

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Students will complete lower division courses for transfer to a CSU or other four-year institution.

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Students will design and write usable and effective computer programs using a high level language.

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