Computer Science Program (A.S.)

  • Program Overview

    Gain a broad understanding of computer science and information technology in preparation for various technology roles in a business or organization.

    The Van Loan School's Associate in Computer Science program will qualify you to transfer into a computer science bachelor's degree program or apply for entry level computer science positions such as:

    • Networking professional
    • Programming staff
    • IT personnel

    The goal of the program is to ensure that you can enter the workforce after completing the degree.

    Hands-on learning opportunities allow you to play an active role in the ever-changing computer science and technology field, directly engaging with the latest high-technological trends.

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  • Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    Candidates for Van Loan School's undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott. edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:

    • Completed undergraduate application;
    • Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
    • Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
    • Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
    • Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
    • Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

    All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.

    All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the computer and information sciences, and the roles they play in the world today
    • Demonstrate knowledge and methodological expertise in emerging areas of computer science (recent advances in the field)
    • Apply learning through laboratory - and internship - based experiences
    • Capitalize on the location of the campus in terms of the strong technology industries in the area
    • Demonstrate core competencies and skills related to communication, mathematics, and programming

    Required Curriculum

    World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
    Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
    Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
    Individual & Society Course - 3 cr.
    Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
    Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
    Science & Technology Course - 3 cr.
    Open Electives - 15 cr.

    CSC 101 - Introduction to Computer Science
    CSC 160 - Introduction to Programming
    CSC 102 - Website Development and Programming
    CSC 340 - Database Management
    CSC 251 - Network Fundamentals
    EC 150 - Career Foundations
    ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I
    ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II
    INT 100 - Internship I
    MTH 134 - Calculus I

    Total Degree Requirements - 67 credits

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  • Internships and Careers

    An education from the Van Loan School means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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