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Associate of Science - Transfer, Track 2 (PHST2AS)

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Science - Transfer, Track 2 degree with a concentration in Computer Science. 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 ...

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Science - Transfer, Track 2 degree with a concentration in Computer Science. 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 of Science - Transfer, Track 2 (PHST2AS) Full time : 6 90-93

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

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90-93 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.

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.

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.

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.

Before Quarter One

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
17 UNITS
To-Do List
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
MATH&141
Precalculus I
5 units
ENGR110
Engineering Orientation
2 units
CSC110
Intro to Cmptr Progming
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
MATH&142
Precalculus II
5 units
CSC142
Computer Programming I
5 units
PHIL110 or Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
MATH&151
Calculus I
5 units
CSC143
Computer Programming II
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies or Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan, 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.
ENGL&102 or ENGL&235
Choose a course
5 units
MATH&152
Calculus II
5 units
PHYS&221
Engineering Physics I
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for the Associate of Science - Transfer, Track 2 (AS-Track 2) degree in ctcLink. Check with your assigned advisor to be sure you are meeting degree requirements.
  • Update your educational plan with your assigned advisor.
  • Contact Computer Science departments at potential universities.
  • Attend transfer fair and workshops.
  • Write your personal statement for university applications.
MATH&146
Introduction to Stats
5 units
PHYS&222
Engineering Physics II
5 units
MATH&163
Calculus 3
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check in with university for transfer plan.
  • Order cap and gown for commencement and join alumni association.
  • Attend on-campus graduation fair and commencement ceremony.
  • Explore possible Computer Science internships.
CMST&230 or Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a course
5 units
200 Level Math Class or CHEM&161
Choose a course
variable units
PHYS&223
Engineering Physics III
5 units

More Information

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

  • Software Programmer/Engineer/Developer Systems Manager 
  • Web/Game/Cloud/Mobile Developer 
  • Systems Analyst 
  • Security Analyst 
  • Information Researcher 
  • UX Designer 
  • Areas of specialization may include: Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, or 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.

Once you complete the AS-Track 2 degree, additional education opportunities include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree at one of the Seattle Colleges such as Application Development at North Seattle College.

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. For example, the University of Washington requires two quarters of world language for admission, three quarters to graduate. Contact an advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice. You can use the College Navigator search engine found at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to find Computer Science programs in Washington state or around the country. 

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.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

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.

Area of Study

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Program Contact

Program Coordinator

Bill Barry
email
(206) 934-7006

Location
IB 2429

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