NEW: Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics (MDC)
Learn more about this degree: BS-DA Program Overview and Requirements
In order to transfer to the BS-DA program, complete your AA degree by taking the following courses: BS-DA Advising Sheet
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology (MDC)
Learn more about this degree: BS-IST Program Overview and Requirements
In order to transfer to the BS-IST program, complete your AA degree by taking the following courses: BS-IST Advising Sheet
NOTE: There are various AS to BS degree pathways. Please speak with a Technology Dept. advisor for more information
AA Degree - Student Steps:
- See an advisor in the Technology Department to discuss the various technology careers, degrees, and courses
- Consider which school, including MDC, you would like to transfer to in order to obtain your Bachelor's degree
- Find a "major" in that school
- At MDC, choose the appropriate general education courses and electives based on the requirements found in your chosen major/school
- Just before completing your AA degree, apply to the university. Pay special attention to their deadlines!
Typical Bachelor's Degrees in Technology:
Although degree/major names can vary from one university to another, these are the generally three that are available:
- Computer Science - Heavy emphasis on mathematics (Calculus), science (Physics with Calculus), and programming. Most of your computer courses will be in the field of programming. Typical student will become a software engineer or continue onto Master's or PhD programs.
- Information Technology - A variety of technology fields are explored, such as networking, databases, and programming. Less emphasis on mathematics. Students can enter a variety of technology fields after graduating.
- Management Information Systems - A mix of business (accounting, management, etc.) and technology courses. Some students continue to a Master's degree in this field, with the goal of becoming managers in I.T. departments.
At MDC, the AA that is a pathway to "Computer Information Systems" should typically be chosen if you want a Bachelor's degree in any technology field other than Computer Science.
Transferring to FIU: Links and Advice
- Transfer information
- School of Computing and Information Science - Computer Science and Information Technology degrees
MDC Advising sheets for FIU:
- AA Computer Science - to transfer to FIU's Computer Science program
- AA Computer Information Systems (IT) - to transfer to FIU's Information Technology (IT) program
Advice for Information Technology:
- Intro class: Take CGS1060 as early as possible
- Programming: Take COP1334 (C++) first, then COP2800 (Java) right after. These two courses satisfy FIU's programming prerequisite
- Math: Take MAC1105 (College Algebra) first, then MAC1140 (Pre-Calc). You can take MAD2104 after completing MAC1105.
Behavioral Science: Make sure that you take PSY2012 in this particular category of your degree audit.
NOTE: FIU advisors have indicated that the other psychology class (CLP1006) may be accepted. However, only PSY2012 is shown on their site, so it is the safer choice.
- Additional Electives: If you still need more electives to reach the 24 required by MDC, speak with your MDC advisor.
Advice for Computer Science:
- Programming: Take COP1334 (C++) first, then COP2800 (Java) right after. This will satisfy FIU's programming prerequisite.
- Math: MAC2311 (Calculus) is needed before you can start the Physics courses. Take it as early as possible to avoid delays in completing the Physics requirements.
- Science: Take PHY2048 & Lab (Physics with Calculus) after completing MAC2311. Then take PHY2049 & Lab (Physics with Calculus II).
- Additional Sciences: Besides Physics, two additional science courses are required for this degree at FIU. Choose ONLY from the following list: BSC2010, BSC2011, CHM1045, CHM1046, GLY1010