The Computer Science Associate of Science degree prepares students for transfer into bachelor’s degree programs at four-year colleges and universities in a variety of programs including computer science, information processing, and related fields. Graduates have transferred to such prestigious schools as the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Rutgers University. The program follows the guidelines of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
The field study for this degree focuses on an introduction to the theoretical foundations of computing, algorithms, and programming techniques as applied to Operating Systems, Information Technology, and Data Structures. Students reinforce this theoretical knowledge base with programming in both high-level programming languages and Assembly Language programming as well as study computer architecture in great detail.
Graduates are able to:
solve various kinds of problems using high-level languages.
apply sound programming techniques in designing program structure and logic.
apply appropriate data structures and algorithms arising in various applied fields.
assess the ethical implications of work performed.
explain components of basic computer architecture.
demonstrate the mathematical analysis of algorithms to measure efficiency.
Duration & Price Tag
Start Date: Spring Term: January, Fall Term Late August/Early September
Duration: 2-3 years, full-time
Price: Request Information
Deadline: Spring is November 15th and Fall is June 1st
The RVCC Advantage for International Students
Step into a classroom and you’ll feel like you belong. Unlike at larger colleges and universities where you’re just a number in a large lecture hall being taught by a teaching assistant, at RVCC our classes average only 19 students and are taught by the professors themselves.
International students are among the recipients of College scholarships. Every year the College awards $300,000 in scholarships to students based on academic achievement and financial need. Our innovative Galileo Scholarship provides faculty mentors and internship opportunities, as well as financial support, for students majoring in science, math, engineering, or technology.
RVCC offers numerous ways for you to hone your leadership skills. Consider joining the Student Government Association, representing the College as a Student Ambassador, or becoming an officer in a student club or leader of an athletics team. RVCC recently became a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the largest leadership honor society in the nation.
Vibrant, Diverse Student Life
At RVCC you’ll be part of a tight-knit community filled with a world of experiences – both social and intellectual. We have more than 50 clubs and organizations and nine athletic teams. From lecture series to student performances, to life-changing community service opportunities, to clubs and organizations of all skills and interests, the student experience at RVCC is boundless.
Ranked Top Community College in NJ
RVCC has been given top honors by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, and Niche.com in their annual lists of best colleges. All three websites have ranked RVCC as the best community college in New Jersey. Best Colleges.com also ranked RVCC #10 in its list of “Best Online Community Colleges for 2018.” In addition, Zippia, a website dedicated to helping recent grads with their career choices, has ranked RVCC as the best community college in New Jersey for getting a job.
Great Transfer Opportunities after Graduation
Start your college education at RVCC and transfer anywhere – in New Jersey, across the country, or even Europe. We have more than 90 agreements that make it easy for you to transfer with full junior status to top colleges and universities. Our graduates have transferred to such prestigious schools at New York University, Howard University, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Rutgers University, and The College of New Jersey. Just look at some of the schools our international students have transferred to after RVCC.