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Computer Science & Global Innovation

Course Requirements
ID Title Class Lab Credits
Fall Semester (year 1)
ENGL102R College Composition I (Accuplacer) 3 0 3
CSCI102R Purpose, People and Career: STEM 3 0 3
XXXXxxxR Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
BUS101R Introduction to Business 3 0 3
CSCI174R Introduction to Programming 3 2 4
Spring Semester (year 1)
ECON102R Macroeconomics 3 0 3
HUMA110R Humanities in Western Culture 3 0 3
MATH120R Functions and Modeling II 4 0 4
CSCI150R Data Structures & Algorithms 2 2 3


Advanced Programming 3 0 3
Fall Semester (year 2)
MATH210R Calculus I 4 0 4
SCIxxxR Science Elective 3 3 4
CSCI187R Entrepreneurship 3 0 3
CSCI203R Introduction to UNIX 2 2 3
Spring Semester (year 2)
CSCI250R Solutions Engineering 3 0 3
CSCI251R Quality Assurance 3 0 3
CSCI249R Open Source Design and Development 3 0 3
CSCI248R Deployment of Emerging Technology 3 0 3
CSCI296R or CSCI297R Technology Capstone or Technology Internship 3 0 3

Prerequisite & Co-requisites can be found with course descriptions.

Associate in Science Degree

For more information about this program, please contact Robert S. Morris at rmorris@ccsnh.edu.

An Associate Degree in Computer Science & Global Innovation from River Valley Community College will prepare students to enter the workforce in an entry level position in the field of computer science which includes the challenges and issues faced while working with technology in a global environment. Upon graduation this degree will provide pathways to bachelor’s degree programs. The permeation of technology into nearly every industry has created the need for employers to hire experts in the field of computer science who are innovative in the use of technology in a global economy. There are many career opportunities for which an associate degree graduate can be hired and these positions are often working with other members of a team to create various technology platforms for businesses to function at peak performance.
In RVCC’s Computer Science & Global Innovation Associate Degree program, the students will be presented with innovative approaches to understand local and global opportunities, challenges and issues that companies are facing these days and be able to make a contribution to the success of those companies. Pertinent sections of the New Hampshire Job Outlook and Locator by Industry and Occupation report (baseline 2012 to projected year 2022), indicate an anticipated average growth rate of 20% for related occupations. Computer Science remains one of the fastest growing fields, with a projected shortage of qualified job candidates for the foreseeable future for programmers, networkers, database professionals and web developers. 
To develop and train Computer Science professionals who can help companies manage and protect their systems, provide solutions to the challenges with technology, and manage issues with technology, while working in a global environment.growth” areas.
Program Outcomes 
The proposed program will provide students with a strong foundation of understanding in computer science and global innovation. Students will:
  • Be exposed to local and global opportunities, challenges and issues
  • Demonstrate proficiencies in the foundation of programming languages, advanced programming languages, operating system design, data structures, databases and networking
  • Demonstrate proficiency in working with local and global emerging technologies
  • Demonstrate methods of creating secure code on various platforms
  • Demonstrate knowledge in areas of computer science: programming, data structures, databases or networking
  • Understand different geo locations and cultures in hi-tech and the dynamics of working remotely with other locations and cultures
  • Demonstrate best practices of building and scaling business operations, technology deployments
  • Understand professionalism in the work environment and working for companies that have global presence





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