The Associate of Science (AS) program in Applied Computing provides students a pathway into software development and adjacent in-demand fields. Students in the program will gain a strong, practical foundation in programming, with enough background in mathematics and statistics to pursue self-directed learning in software development and/or explore entry-level roles related to data science. Graduates of this program will be prepared to enter the workforce in entry-level developer and data roles.
General education core courses are required for the completion of this program, including college writing, mathematics, communication, social science, and applied reasoning. As part of the program, students will complete 1-2 career certificates that are designed to prepare them for entry level roles in computer and data related fields such as software development, cybersecurity, data science, and data engineering.
While pursuing an AS in Applied Computing online, students will study major theories, practices, and applications of computer science. Through this career-focused program, students will build relevant technical skills for a variety of post-degree professional goals, including self-directed learning in programming and/or data science. The associate degree in Applied Computing is a flexible degree focused on a career entry point, one that enables students to receive credit for prior learning and/or work experience and enables them to continue to earn credit for learning acquired outside the classroom.
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The degree requires completion of 60 units as follows: 20 units of core courses, 24 units required for the major, and 16 units of elective courses. Each course listed carries four semester units of credit.
A cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 (“C” grade) or higher in all courses taken at Golden Gate University. Prerequisites to courses, if any, are listed in the course descriptions.
Students enrolled in this program may not audit any of the courses required for this program.
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Select four of the courses listed below, and/or complete one course and an industry certificate for up to 12 units. (Note: Students should contact their academic advisors for a list of eligible industry-related certificates.)
Note: Students may not take ECON 60 for credit after taking ECON 61 or ECON 62.