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Computer Science

Computer Science

Associate of Applied Science degree

Computer Science is designed for students who wish to enter the multifaceted field of computers. The program provides students with general computer hardware, software, networking and security skills using Microsoft operating systems. The purpose of the degree is to provide students with computer skills for employment opportunities or as a preparatory program for students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. If the primary goal is to transfer, the student must learn in advance the particular requirements of the intended school or university.

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Degree Requirements - Minimum of 61 Credit Hours Print Requirements

General Education Core       (33 hours)
Area I.    Communications        (9 hours)
ENG111Freshman Composition I 3 credits
ENG115Freshman Composition II 3 credits
SPCH111Public Speaking -or- 3 credits
SPCH112Interpersonal Communication 3 credits
Area II.    Mathematics       (4 hours)
MATH180 College Algebra 4 credits
Area III.    Laboratory Science       (8 hours)
Area IV.    Social and Behavioral Sciences       (6 hours)
Area V.    Humanities and Fine Arts       (6 hours)
Program Requirements       (22 hours)
CS105Introduction to Computer Science 3 credits
CS112Introduction to Operating Systems 3 credits
CS121Introduction to Programming 4 credits
CS130Introduction to Networking 4 credits
CS140Computer Science I 4 credits
CS220A+ Essential with Practical Applications 4 credits
Approved Electives       (6 hours)
CS215Java Programming 4 credits
CS245Security+ 3 credits
CS248Web Design and Programming 3 credits
CS261Network Concepts I 3 credits
CS267Network Concepts II 3 credits
STEM105Computer Use for Scientific Research 3 credits
STEM117Introduction to Engineering 3 credits
VGD106Script Writing and Storyboarding 3 credits
VGD130Art and Computer Animation 3 credits
VGD147Game Analysis and Critique 3 credits
VGD260Video Game Project 4 credits

The Mission of the Department of Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math is to provide all students with the best possible education in the STEM disciplines to ensure their success in the workforce or in transfer to a four-year institution.

About SM&ET

With an AAS degree students can move directly into the workforce or transfer to the university. Students are also eligible for internships with Los Alamos National Labs, Sandia National Labs, White Sands Missile Range, INTEL, civil engineering companies, and many other fields where electronic engineering and drafting technology expertise is needed. The Computer Science Program prepares students for industry certifications. Selected courses will be offered within the institution’s service area communities, as well as the Springer and Santa Rosa satellite campuses.

New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation – NM-AMP

The AMP program is designed to increase the number of minority students in the sciences and engineering. LCC is a partner institution in the AMP program with New Mexico State University. Through the AMP program students participate in mentored undergraduate research projects and receive a stipend for their work. Students present their research at the AMP Student Research Conference held in the Fall at NMSU. Students are also eligible for transfer scholarships and assistance if they transfer to an AMP four-year institution. The NM - AMP program is funded through the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.

Bridging Careers for Success – Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

The BCS-ACE program offers academic coaching and tutoring to assure student success in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Computer labs and tutoring are available through the ACE in the Department of Science, Math, and Engineering Technology at LCC. In addition, the BCS-ACE program is working jointly with NMHU on course articulation to help students in their transfer to the university. Please click on the link below for more information about the BCS-ACE program.

Computer Science Curriculum Profile 2012-2015

Program Resources

Program Advisor: Nichole Collins
Phone: (505)454-5371
Email: ncollins@luna.edu


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Office Manager: Amanda, Tapia
Phone: (505)454-5370
Email: atapia@luna.edu

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE Lab)

Technologies Center

Coordinator: Monica Rossetti
Phone: (505) 454-5306
Email: mrossetti@luna.edu

ACCESS Center (Student Services Center)

Director: Renee Maestas
Phone: (505)454-5355
Email: rmaestas@luna.edu
Advisor: Janice Medrano
Phone: (505)454-2546
Email: jmedrano@luna.edu

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