Computer Studies: AS Degree

The Associate in Science in Computer Studies program provides students with a strong foundation in The Microsoft Office Suite. Students must pass all courses in the area of emphasis with a minimum of “C” and maintain an overall minimum 2.0 GPA. 

Career Opportunities

Office Manager, Executive Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Database Specialist, Workbook Developer, Research Analyst, Project Coordinator.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate oral, written, and critical thinking skills required to succeed in business.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of software applications to solve business problems.
Degree Requirements 
Required Courses
ACCT-120Introduction to Accounting3
BUSI-100Introduction to Business3
BUSI-103Legal Environment of Business3
BUSI-105Business Communication3
BUSI-144Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
COMS-101Computer Information Systems3
COMS-110Introduction to Computers3
COMS-142Microsoft Windows3
COMS-150Microsoft Outlook1.5
COMS-160Microsoft Access3
COMS-165Microsoft Excel3
COMS-186Microsoft Word: Beginning2
COMS-284Microsoft Word: Advanced1.5
COMS-288Microsoft PowerPoint1.5
SPCOM-126Intercultural Communication3
Total Units39.5

To receive an Associate Degree, students must complete 60 degree applicable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students must also complete the NVC General Education pattern to earn an Associate degree. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.  

The following is a suggested course sequence and does not replace an educational plan created with you and your counselor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
COMS-101 Computer Information Systems 3
COMS-150 Microsoft Outlook 1.5
COMS-165 Microsoft Excel 3
COMS-186 Microsoft Word: Beginning 2
BUSI-100 Introduction to Business 3
NVC GE Area D1: English Composition 3-4
Apply for Beginning Microsoft Office Software Local Certificate 1  
ACCT-120 Introduction to Accounting 3
BUSI-105 Business Communication 3
COMS-142 Microsoft Windows 3
COMS-160 Microsoft Access 3
COMS-284 Microsoft Word: Advanced 1.5
COMS-288 Microsoft PowerPoint 1.5
Apply for Advanced Microsoft Office Skills Certificate of Achievement 1  
Apply for Business Information Worker: Certificate of Achievement 1  
Second Year
NVC GE Area D2: Mathematics 3-5
COMS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
NVC GE Area A: Natural Science 3-5
NVC GE Area C: Humanities 3
Graduation Requirement: Physical Education/Health 3
Legal Environment of Business
or Business Planning II
SPCOM-126 Intercultural Communication 3
BUSI-144 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
Electives 5-6
Petition to Graduate 2  
 Total Units59.5-65.5