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Computer Science Transfer Certificate

Pitt Community College

Credential Title

Computer Science Transfer

Credential Level


Academic Program

Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development

Stage of Development

In Development

Credit/Non-credit # of credits (if credit bearing)


Length of Credential

32 weeks

Types of Partnerships


Incremental Credentialing Framework Approaches

Top Competencies/Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems
  • Select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to algebra-related problems
  • Design, code, test and debug C++ and JAVA programs at beginning level

Credential Components

  • CIS 110 Intro to Computers
  • MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra
  • CSC 134 C++ Programming
  • CSC 151 JAVA Programming

Why the Credential was Developed

  • This credential was developed to provide students with a transfer pathway into undergraduate computer science degree programs at institutions in the University of North Carolina System

How the Credential was Developed

  • The courses required by this credential were chosen after a scan of transfer equivalency was carried out
    • Nine of the University of North Carolina institutions offer one-to-one equivalency in computer science for CIS 110, CSC 134, and CSC 151
    • MAT 171 is designated as a college transfer course that meets lower division general education requirements at all of the University of North Carolina institutions

The Targeted Learners

  • Each course chosen for the credential is also required in the Information Technology: Computer Programming and Development Associate of Applied Science and will also be submitted to be approved as a Career and College Promise Pathway for high school students enrolled in community college courses
  • The credential can be completed in two semesters; All classes will be offered online to provide as much scheduling flexibility as possible

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