Computer Technologies Associate in Science


The Department of Computer Technologies offers an Associate Degree program for either full-time or part-time study.  The 67 credit degree consists of 30 credits of General Education Core courses, 13 credits of a Technical Core of courses, and a minimum of 24 credits of Computer Technical electives.  It is recommended that students use the Computer Technical electives to create a technology focus or pathway. This will allow students to gain a breadth and depth of knowledge in a given specialty and ensure the development of a marketable set of skills to offer employers in industry.


Health and Internship Considerations
Participation in an internship requires the student to follow the college’s immunization policy. Depending upon the site, the student may be required to possess and maintain professional liability insurance.  For unpaid internships, the student must possess and maintain accident insurance.

Technical Requirements
Students who enroll in the program should comprehend the English language, both oral and written, and should have the ability to communicate effectively to gather and convey information. They should be able to sit at a computer workstation and stay on task for extended periods of time, and be able to replicate teacher-demonstrated procedures. They should apply principles, concepts, and procedures for industry standards, behave appropriately in both self-directed and shared learning environments, and perform basic mathematical operations.

Computer Technologies Transfer Credit Policy
In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, transfer of courses in Computer Technologies more than five years old will be evaluated by the program coordinator on an individual basis.

Curriculum Recommendations
Associate in Science

  • If students are seeking to transfer to a four-year program, it is recommended that they consider fulfilling a Liberal Arts Elective requirement with a higher-level MATH course. MATH 150 is the minimum required MATH course, however MATH215 or above is strongly encouraged.
  • Students should see their advisor for specific recommendations based on possible future transfer plans.
  • Students should also see their advisor for assistance when making course selections.

General Education Core Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
FYE103A Essentials Skills for College Success – Computer Technologies 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
MATH170 Discrete Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
English Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Science Elective 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
*A 3 credit science elective may be accepted in transfer to fulfill this requirement
SOC120 Society and Technological Change 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Liberal Arts Elective 6 0 6
Classroom 6, Lab 0, Total 6
Total Credits 30

Computer Technical Core Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
CIS111 Computer Technologies 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
CIS112 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
CIS113 Database Design and Management 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST122 Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
CIS292 Portfolio Preparation and Presentation 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
Total Credits 13

Computer Technical Elective Courses

The 24 credits of elective computer courses must be taken primarily with a designation of Computer Technologies (CIS). A limit of 4 courses (12 credits) within the DMT, IST, ACCT, BUS, MKTG designations may be used for Computer Technical Electives. At least 3 computer technical elective courses (9 credits) must be at the 200 level.

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Computer Technical Elective 24
Classroom , Lab , Total 24
Total Credits 24

Total Overall Credits : 67

Still not sure?

Contact one of the Program Faculty or an Admissions Representative to learn more about the program.