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Academic Program Support SpecialistJordan Hale
Computer Science, A.A.
Would You Like to Become a Computer Programmer?
The purpose of this transfer track is to provide students the opportunity to gain knowledge in the disciplines necessary for a career in computer science. A four year degree could lead to employment in an industrial or financial field, a government agency, a secondary college, or a university. Examples of employment include the development of software, working with robotics, the space industry, programming, sophisticated graphics such as animation and interior design, networking computers, and development of expert systems.
Students are encouraged to become familiar with the admissions requirements at the university they plan to attend. Some of the schools in Florida have a limited access to computer science. Students in these schools must achieve at least a 2.5 GPA in all college work attempted and must have completed the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better in order to be considered for entrance.
Gulf Coast State College is here to help you build a solid foundation that will prepare you to continue your studies at a four-year institution. We offer the necessary prerequisites for the state of Florida University Baccalaureate Programs.
Meet Timothy & Randall, GCSC Alumni
"I saw the value of staying close to home and going to a highly ranked school."
Computer Science Program Course Requirements
ENC1102, English II
MAC2312, Calculus II
PHY2049, University Physics II
PHY2049L, University Physics II Lab
COP1000, Introduction to Programming Logic
COP2224 or COP2250, Intro to C++ or Java Programming I
What will you do with a Computer Science Option?
In this field, people find careers as:
Computer and Information Systems Managers
Computer Hardware Engineers
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
Advanced Technology Center LabYou'll acquire the skills you need to be successful in Gulf Coast State College's Advanced Technology Center on our Panama City campus. Our state-of-the-art computer labs allow you to design, code and test in a dynamic, creative environment.
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