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Associate in Computer Science DTA/MRP (CSACSAA)

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Computer Science DTA/MRP. Completion of this degree prepares you to transfer into a computer science major at a four-year college or university, which opens doors to a variety of software development careers in the tech sector including specializations ...

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Computer Science DTA/MRP. Completion of this degree prepares you to transfer into a computer science major at a four-year college or university, which opens doors to a variety of software development careers in the tech sector including specializations like cybersecurity, machine learning, or artificial intelligence.

Students in this pathway develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, analytical techniques, and computational tools to solve computer science problems. Students will practice written communication and software design concepts.

 

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate in Computer Science DTA/MRP (CSACSAA) Full time : 6 90-92

You may need more or fewer units depending on your transferred credits, individual situation, and goals.

Before Quarter One

Step 1: Apply and register at North Seattle College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Step 2: See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90-92 Units

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter and start at any placement level.

Note about the sample schedule: Courses are offered in various formats and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
CSC110
Intro to Cmptr Progming
5 units
MATH&141
Precalculus I
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
ENGL&102 or ENGL&235 or CMST&220
Choose a course
5 units
HUM105 or Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a course
5 units
MATH&142
Precalculus II
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
CSC142
Computer Programming I
5 units
ECON&201 or ECON&202 or Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a course
5 units
MATH&151
Calculus I
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan and Natural World Lab plan and confirm your program of study with your assigned advisor.
  • Contact Computer Science departments at potential universities.
  • Write your personal statement for university applications.
  • Attend transfer fair and workshops.
  • Consider becoming a Computer Science tutor with the Student Learning Center.
  • Attend STEM Career Fair and Engineer mentor night.
CSC143
Computer Programming II
5 units
MATH&152
Calculus II
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
MATH&146 or MATH&163
Choose a course
5 units
Pick one from the following list
Choose a course
5 units
PHYS&221
Engineering Physics I
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • https://handshakeCheck in with university for transfer plan.
  • Order cap and gown for commencement and join alumni association.
  • Attend on-campus graduation fair and commencement ceremony.
  • Check out internship opportunities through Handshake.

 

CMST&101 or CMST&230 or Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a course
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies
5 units
PHYS&222
Engineering Physics II
5 units

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Tuition and Funding

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To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit North's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Learn more about the estimated cost of attendance and general fees to attend college.

Career Opportunities

A Computer Science pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include: 

  • Opportunities include:
  • Software Programmer/Engineer/Developer
  • Systems Manager
  • Web/Game/Cloud/Mobile Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Information Researcher
  • UX Designer

Areas of specialization may include:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning

A Bachelor's degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit www.bls.gov/oes.

Future Education Opportunities

Once you complete the Associate of Computer Science DTA/MRP, additional education opportunities include: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at North Seattle College or another college or university. 

Other options include: Informatics, Applied Computational Math, Computer Engineering or a related field with additional coursework. Talk with your advisor to customize your educational plan.

North Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Seattle University. Computer Science graduates from North have also transferred to out-of-state institutions. 

Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact an advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice.

Additional Information

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Area of Study

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Program Contact

Program Coordinator

Bill Barry
email
(206) 934-7006(206) 934-7006

Location
IB 2429

Math & Science Division Contacts
(206) 934-3746(206) 934-3746
(206) 934-3748(206) 934-3748 (fax)

Mailing Address
NSC Math & Science Division
9600 College Way N
3N2429
Seattle, WA 98103

Advising Contact

Contact the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Area of Study advisor.

Phone: (206) 934-3658