Associate of Science – Applied Computing

OVERVIEW

Propel yourself into the workforce with an Associate of Science in Applied Computing from the University of the Virgin Islands. As a graduate of this program , you will gain skills in basic office software, introductory programming , networking and everything needed to enter the professional world.

  • What will I learn in the Associate of Science –Applied Computing degree program? As a student you will learn how to create interactive web pages using HTML, XHTML CSS and Java Script as well as learn how to interpret writing programs.  You will also be exposed to programming using C++.
  • What careers can I pursue with my online Associate of Science –Applied Computing? Once you have completed the Associate of Science in Applied Computing, you will have the skills for a number of positions in the software and web development fields
  • How long is the Associate of Science in Applied Computing online degree program? The Associate of Science in Applied Computing online degree program from start to finish is designed to be completed in 24 months. However, it could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term. The total program credit hours are 60.
  • How much will the online Associate of Science in Applied Computing degree program cost? The undergraduate rate is $434 per credit hour, no additional institutional fees. UVI also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.
  • WHEN CAN I START? Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are. Contact us at online@uvi.edu to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

Associate of Science in Applied Computing program outcomes

After successfully completing UVI’s 100% online Associate of Science Applied Computing program, you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematical reasoning related to computer science
  • Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • Design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice

curriculum

PROGRAM CORE:

UVI Online Course No : Course Name : Credits :
CIS 1010 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
Introduction to Computer Applications – Students are introduced to basic computer concepts as well as techniques and tools for folder and file navigation and manipulation. Students explore the fundamentals of an office productivity suite, developing skills in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications.
CSC1160 Programming Essentials 3
Programming Essentials – This course introduces problem-solving concepts needed for programming. It covers fundamental control structure such as the sequential structure, the selection structure and the repetition structure. The use of logic in designing programs has general application
CSC2010 Coding in HTML 3
Coding in HTML – This course is an introduction to the language and strategy of website design and the use of coding language such as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Extensible HTML (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create efficient and effective web pages. Students learn to design a basic page, insert images, create links, and produce tables. Through Text, Lecture, Tutorial, and Lab Exercise, students prepare a basic final project using “best practices” in website and web page design and creation.
CSC2020 Programming in Java 4
Programming in Java – This course is devoted to object-oriented programming using Java. Topics include object-oriented programming, classes and instances, looping arrays, flow control, packages, interfaces, streams, files, Java applet programming and applying advanced user interface elements.
CSC2150 Computer Networks 3
CSC2150 Computer Networks(CSC1160) – This course provides an introduction to networking technologies. Throughout this course, you will learn about local area network(WANs), protocols, topologies, transmission media, protocol stacks and wireless technology.
CSC4400 .NET Concepts & Principles 4
.NET Concepts & Principles (CPS 2010) – This course covers how to build a feature-rich, data-driven interactive web site. This is done on a Microsoft platform with an emphasis on using ASP.NET
Program Core 20
Program Electives 0
Open Electives 0
General Education
SSS 1000 Student Success 1
Student Success – This course provides introduction and orientation to the nature of University education, functions and resources. Topics assist students obtain the necessary skills to attain their educational objectives. Emphasis is on Group process. 1 credit
COM1200 Introduction Public Speaking 3
COM 1200 Introduction Public Speaking – This course provides students with a broad overview of public speaking, including such topics as audience analysis, idea generation and development, speech organization/ delivery. Topics include effective introductions, conclusions and control over nervousness. In addition, students practice informative and persuasive speeches.
ENG1200 English Composition I 3
ENG 1200 English Composition I – The writing course that develops critical thinking, investigative research and coherent ideas through the writing of analytical, literary and critical essays and the intense text readings.
GEN2990 General Education Capstone 3
GEN2990 General Education Capstone – This is the capstone coursework for the Virgin Islands general education program, and it serves a dual purpose. First, this course helps students’ bridge the gap between broadbased learning and discipline-specific education. Second, the course highlights and incorporates specific skills and knowledge attained through general studies and may assist students achieve a greater awareness of how knowledge is intertwined. Furthermore, students may better comprehend how to draw and apply information from experience thus leading them to become more actively engaged and socially aware citizens of various communities.
MAT 1400 College Algebra 3
MAT1400 College Algebra – This course provides an essential introduction to those aspects of algebra and function theory that are essential to the study of higher mathematics. The course introduces the basic concepts of radicals, equations and inequalities (both linear and quadratic), coordinate geometry and graphing techniques and exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will learn the basic concepts through examples with practical applications.
MAT 1430 Pre-Calculus 3
MAT1430 Pre-Calculus (MAT 1400) – An intermediate level mathematics course on the basics of algebra and trigonometry. Topics include factorization, powers and exponents, radicals, quadratic equations, inequalities and absolute value, progressions, graphing, introduction to limits, and basic trigonometry.
BIO 1510 Introduction to life Science 3
BIO1510 Introduction to life Science – This course provides a broad overview of biological processes.
Topics include the anatomy of the cell, cell division, species diversity and species classification. This course relates the subject matter to everyday occurrences.
Social Science Electives 6
Total Required General Education 19
Total General Education Electives 9
General Education Total 25

Program Snap Shot

Total Program Core Credits 20
Total General Education Credits 19
Total Electives 21
Program total 60

 

CAREER OUTLOOK

The skills you’ll learn from these computer science degree courses will prepare you to enter the field of computer science.

Potential career paths and positions include:

Computer and Information Systems Managers

Information Security Analysts

Software Developers, Applications

Software Developers, Systems Software

Web Developers

Computer Network Support Specialists

Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers

Web Administrators

Search Marketing Strategists

Document Management Specialists

The median annual wage for computer and information systems managers was $135,800 in May 2016.1

The median annual wage for information security analysts was $92,600 in May 2016.2

The median annual wage for computer network support specialists was $62,670 in May 2016.3

1https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm

2 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm

3 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-support-specialists.htm

Employers can include:

  • Professional firms
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Healthcare services
  • Local Businesses
  • Retailers, manufacturers, services, etc.
  • Government – local, state and federal