South Suburban College
South Suburban College

Computer Science Courses

Numbers in parenthesis are credit hours/semester and actual hours/week in class.

Where special course fees are required in addition to tuition, they are noted at the end of the individual course description. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.


CS 105 - Computers and Society  (IAI: CS 910) (3, 4)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: MTH 095 or qualifying score on the Placement test

An exploration of how the computer impacts all aspects of society. Course content includes an overview of computer hardware and software, management information systems, programming languages, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and the Internet. Previous keyboarding or typing instruction is highly recommended. This course is taught on Macintosh computers. It is especially appropriate for students intending to major in art, graphic design/communications, journalism, printing and/or publishing.  Fee.

CS 121 - Computer Programming (4, 5)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: MTH 190 with a grade of "C" or above, or qualifying score on the Placement test

Fundamental principles concepts, and methods of computing, with emphasis on applications in the physical sciences, engineering and mathematics. Basic problem solving and programming techniques; fundamental algorithms and data structures; use of computers in solving engineering and scientific problems. Programming language is C++.  Fee.

CS 221 - Computer Science II (4, 5)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: CS 121 or prior experience in a structured programming language, and MTH 190

This course will cover data types and operations, expressions, control structures, data structures and their representation, recursion, string processing, searching and sorting techniques. Emphasis on structured programming and design. Programming language is C++.  Fee.

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