Computer Science (Year Two of Computer Science program)

This program continues the education of students who have completed the IT Fundamentals program. Students will design, develop and test client-server applications, and learn Microsoft Visual Studio.NET and C#. They will cover Web development technologies such as ASP.NET (Web forms and MVC), HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript (Angular JS and jQuery), AJAX and the Bootstrap framework. Students also learn about computer networking, software testing, e-commerce, IT project management, and Java (including Android development). Students completing the AAS degree who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree may apply to RTC's BAS programs or can transfer at a junior level to City University, DeVry University, or University of Phoenix.


Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter


Certificate of Completion: 
N/A
N/A
Associate of Applied Science: 
6 Quarters
99 Credits
AAS - Transfer: 
6+ Quarters
104 Credits
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$63,500
Projected Growth: 
20%
Annual Job Openings: 
13,470

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Lhoucine Zerrouki


Entry Requirements

Admission Recommendations

  • Counselor and instructor interview
  • Basic keyboarding skills (25 words per minute)

Course Information

Course # Course Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
CSI 103 Computer Networking I 4
CSI 104 Computer Networking II 4
CSI 120 Computer Programming I 5
CSI 122 Computer Programming II 5
CSI 124 Computer Programming III 5
CSI 130 Database Design 5
CSI 132 Applied Database Development 5
CSI 140 Front-End Web Development 5
CSI 226 Computer Programming IV 5
CSI 234 Advanced Database Development 5
CSI 242 Client-Side Scripting 5
CSI 244 Client-Server Scripting 5
CSI 250 Rich Internet Applications 5
CSI 260 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms 5
CSI 293 Capstone Design and Development Project 5
CSI 294 Cooperative Education/Internship (optional)^ (14)
CSI 299 Advanced Topics in Emerging Technologies 4
  Total 79

Additional Requirements for Computer Science AAS Degree

Course # Course Title Credits
AMATH 175 Applied Math for Business and Industry 5
ANTH& 234 Religion and Culture or  
PSYC& 100 General Psychology or  
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition (required for AAS-T students) or  
COMP 100 Applied Composition 5
  Any general education course 5
  Total Credits for Computer Science AAS Degree 99

Additional Requirements for Computer Science AAS-T Degree

Course # Course Title Credits
AMATH 175 Applied Math for Business and Industry 5
ANTH& 234 Religion and Culture or  
PSYC& 100 General Psychology or  
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
     
Quantitative, 5 credits, one of the following:** 5
MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus  
MATH& 107 Math in Society  
MATH& 146 Introductions to Statistics  
     
Humanities, 5 credits, one of the following: 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication  
HUM& 101 Introduction to Humanities  
MUSC& 105 Music Appreciation  
  Total Credits for Computer Science AAS-T Degree 104

* Students who place into higher math or present math transfer credit may substitute other general education courses for the developmental math sequence.

^ Students who find a full-time internship may substitute CSI 294 for all credits in the final quarter (CSI 250, CSI 293, and CSI 299).

**These classes have prerequisites of Intermediate Algebra. Students should plan carefully based on their math skills and placement results.


Program Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Computer Science Program:

  • Demonstrate appropriate IT project management skills for entry into the Information Technology industry
  • Use analytical thinking skills to design, develop, and troubleshoot Windows database and web based multi-tier programming solutions using a variety of current development tools and techniques
  • Analyze and interpret user requirements to design and develop appropriate database connected Windows and web applications
  • Interpret information received from a variety of sources including manuals, the internet, computerized help systems and periodicals to develop original programming solutions
  • Initiate and participate in IT projects requiring teams of diverse individuals
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Prepare an employment portfolio including a resume, cover letter, letters of reference and work samples

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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