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Associate Degree in Computer Science

Gain marketable technical and programming skills in the Associate in Science in Computer Science program at Northampton Community College. This 2-year computer science degree equips you with entry-level knowledge as you prepare to transfer to a 4-year bachelor’s degree program.

Learn to construct, verify, and implement systems by writing and running programs in standard programming languages. The associate degree also provides a broad background in the humanities and integrates principles of mathematics. When you transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, you carry extensive knowledge of computer hardware, computing systems and issues, and problem-solving within the complex world of programming.

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Degree Programs

Semesters: 4
Credits: 62
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Campus: Bethlehem|Monroe
Program Type: Associate in Science

Develop practical skills such as data structure, discrete mathematics, computer organization, and calculus. NCC’s 2-year computer science degree also covers many of the general education courses you’ll need to succeed in a 4-year program, such as English and communication.

Visit the course catalog to learn more about our computer science associate degree courses, through which you will: Exercise critical thinking to solve problems, develop algorithms, and implement solutions related to computer programming. Gain experience with algorithm analysis, data abstraction, and computer hardware. Explore the characteristics and problem areas of contemporary computing systems in preparation for further study at a transfer institution.


Program Information

Our flexible computer engineering major is PA-based in either Bethlehem or Monroe, with some courses available online. As a full-time student taking day and evening classes, you can graduate in two years. If you are balancing personal and professional commitments, study part-time in evening classes over three to five years.

Complete the first two years of your bachelor’s degree at a fraction of the cost of most four-year programs. With NCC’s low tuition rates and generous financial aid and scholarship opportunities, you can save thousands of dollars each semester.

Our advisors will help you choose courses and areas of study to ensure the success of your college transfer. Join fellow NCC graduates at schools like DeSales University, East Stroudsburg University, Kutztown University, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh University, and Drexel University.

Find support from your first days on campus to graduation! Northampton Community College’s robust student services include tutoring and academic success programs in the Learning Center, individualized advising with faculty experts, peer support groups, online services and resources, and our future-focused Career Services team.

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Computer Science Career Opportunities

Computer science is a high-earning field with exciting opportunities all over Pennsylvania, the US, and the world. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roles like web developer will grow 16 percent by 2032, with median salaries over $78,000. Software development careers are expanding even faster, with demand projected to increase by 25 percent and salaries averaging over $120,000.

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Future Career Paths

  • Software Developer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Applications Programmer

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Learn more about our Computer Science Associate Degree!

Northampton’s Computer Science program mirrors the first two years of a standard four-year bachelor’s program. By working closely with faculty and advisors, students can plan their course of study to ensure that they will enter the transfer school of their choice well-prepared. Ready to learn more? Request information today!