Program: General Studies- Computer Science (697-02)
Award: Associate of Arts and Sciences (transfer degree)

Program Purpose:

This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

What will I learn?

Students in this program will be introduced to the field of computer science, and develop foundational knowledge and skills for civic engagement, critical thinking, professional readiness, quantitative literacy, scientific literacy, and written communication. 

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this associate degree in two years. 

Where do Camp students who complete this degree transfer?

Over the last five years, Camp graduates from this program have transferred to Christopher Newport University, King University, Old Dominion University and Virginia Polytech and State University.

What is the job outlook for computer science related careers that require a four-year degree?

As of the first quarter of 2021, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region was as follows:

  • Computer Systems Analyst was 2,583. There is projected annual demand/need for 192 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Computer Systems Analysts, July 2021).
  • Database Administrator was 819. There is projected annual demand/need for 62 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Database Administrator, July 2021).
  • Software Developers was 6,955. There is projected annual demand/need for 613 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Software Developers, July 2021).
  • Web Developer was 705. There is projected annual demand/need for 55 new entrants into this occupation (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Web Developer, July 2021).

How much can I earn with a four-year degree in computer science?

Below are the 2020 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

 

Entry Level

Mean

Experienced

Computer Systems Analyst

$61,700

$98,400

$116,700

Database Administrators

$54,700

$91,200

$109,400

Software Developers

$66,200

$101,700

$119,400

Web Developer

$32,800

$69,400

$87,800

(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, July 2021)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.