Program: General Studies- Computer Science (697-02)
Award: Associate of Arts and Sciences (transfer degree)

Program Purpose:

This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

What will I learn?

Students in this program will be introduced to the field of computer science, and develop foundational knowledge and skills for civic engagement, critical thinking, professional readiness, quantitative literacy, scientific literacy, and written communication. 

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this associate degree in two years. 

Where do Camp students who complete this degree transfer?

Over the last five years, Camp graduates from this program have transferred to Christopher Newport University, King University, Old Dominion University and Virginia Polytech and State University.

What is the job outlook for computer science related careers that require a four-year degree?

As of September 2019, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region was as follows:

  • Computer Systems Analyst was 2,745.Over the last three years, this field added 11 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Computer Systems Analysts, December 2019).
  • Database Administrator was 640.Over the last three years, this field shed 28 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Database Administrator, December 2019).
  • Software Developers was 2,475.Over the last three years, this field shed 160 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Software Developers, December 2019).
  • Web Developer was 608.Over the last three years, this field added 49 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Web Developer, December 2019).

How much can I earn with a four-year degree in computer science?

Below are the 2018 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

 

Entry Level

Mean

Experienced

Computer Systems Analyst

$57,900

$87,900

$102,900

Database Administrators

$48,800

$80,700

$96,700

Software Developers

$72,900

$103,800

$119,200

Web Developer

$38,600

$68,700

$83,800

(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, December 2019)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.