Nov 26, 2022  
College Catalog 2021 - 2023 
  
College Catalog 2021 - 2023

Computer Science Transfer Option, A.S.


The Computer Science (CS) Transfer Option Associate in Science (A.S.) degree mission is two-fold. It prepares students to transfer to four-year college Computer Science (CS) Programs across the United States, and also prepares them for well-paid entry-level careers and internships as computer scientists and programmers.

* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Semester 1


  • Credits: 4 *
  • Credits: 4
  • Credits: 3
  • GenEd -CCC Community & Cultural Contexts Credits: 3
    This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts (Formerly Areas 2 and 3)
    Choose one course from Community and Cultural Contexts Menu
  • GenEd -E General Education Elective Credits: 3-4
    This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.
    Choose one course from General Education Community and Cultural Contexts Menu

Total Credits: 17-18


Semester 1 Advising Note

  • General Education Requirements Quantitative Problem Solving and Scientific Reasoning satisfied by program.
  • New degree-seeking students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community cluster within their first year

Total Credits: 15


Semester 2 Advising Note

  • Meet with an advisor to begin career planning activities
  • Begin exploring transfer options: attend a transfer workshop and the College transfer fair

Semester 3


Total Credits: 16-17


Semester 3 Advising Note

  • Recommended electives: CIT-287 or CIT-243 or MAT-291 .
  • Continue preparations for transfer: write essays for transfer institution, collect letters of recommendation, apply for transfer.
  • Complete a pre-graduation check with an advisor in LifeMap
  • Students planning to transfer to UMASS Boston’s Computer Science program, should plan to take CSC-240  (Programming in C) at UMB, and transfer it back to BHCC as an elective.

Total Credits: 13-16


Semester 4 Advising Note

  • Recommended electives: CIT-287 or CIT-243 or MAT-291  
  • Students planning to transfer to UMASS Lowell and UMASS Amherst should take MAT-291  as an elective
  • Students planning to transfer to Tufts University should take MAT-283  as an elective
  • Apply for graduation
  • Students planning to transfer to UMASS Boston’s Computer Science program, should plan to take CS-240 (Programming in C) at UMB, and transfer it back to BHCC as an elective.

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:


Computer Science Concepts -

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the concepts, terminology, and term definitions associated with Computer Science, including basic computer architecture and organization. Computer Science Software -
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the discipline’s specific Integrated
  • Development Environments, software utilities, and computer platforms which can be used in the development of software.

Computer Software Development -

  • Design, plan, develop, and produce complete computer software from start to finish with all stages of the development process clearly identified.
  • Create software in Object Oriented Languages
  • Computer Science Teams -
  • Participate in multi-cultural teams and team projects as a contributing member with the requirement to be an active and supportive team member.

Computer Software Quality and Assurance -

  • Analyze Worst and Best case for algorithm performance
  • Design and implement software test plans, including Unit and Integration testing
  • Reporting and Presenting Software

Solutions -

  • Write formal report of software solutions
  • Present software solutions using diverse modalities (PowerPoint, Video, etc.)
  • Provide and receive constructive and critical feedback
  • Create software Requirements and Design Documents
  • Create software program documentation

Career Outlook


The CS Transfer Option degree prepares students to transfer to four-year college Computer Science (CS) Programs across the United States and also prepares them for well-paid entry level careers and internships as computer scientists and programmers.

Transfer Options


MassTransfer A2B Link

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Boston