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Catalog 2024-2025 
Catalog 2024-2025

Computer Science Option, Computer Information Systems, A.S.

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Jon Ventulett, 413.552.2306, jventulett@hcc.edu


This two-year program prepares students to enter the field of computer programming in an entry-level position, or transfer to a four-year Computer Science program.


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • create computer applications in a variety of modern, high-level programming languages
  • work in both independent and group coding environments
  • create programs that conform to modern industry standards for computer science
  • model mathematic and scientific principles in a computer environment
  • adapt to the ever-changing field by mastering core programming concepts



This program qualifies for the MassTransfer STEM block, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities.  MassTransfer grants students automatic acceptance to certain Massachusetts state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.  Students who enroll in programs with the 28-credit MassTransfer STEM block will need to complete the associate’s degree in order to waive the general education requirements at a Massachusetts State University.  In addition to the completion of the associate’s degree and the STEM block at HCC, students will need to complete an additional 12 credits in general education at the four-year college.  If a student does not complete the associate’s degree prior to transferring, it is recommended that they complete the 34-credit MassTransfer block.  Students should meet with Mark Broadbent, Coordinator of Transfer Affairs, to discuss their transfer plans.

Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.


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