CS Advising - Overview

Identify your discipline

Make sure you know the difference between Computer Engineering (CE), Computer Science (CS), Software Engineering (SE), Information Technology (IT), and Information Systems (IS).

  • If you are interested in CS or SE, you are in the right place!

  • If you are interested in CE you should check out the Engineering Department.

  • If you are interested in a technical focused IT or IS degree, you should look at the CIS Department.

  • If you are interested in cybersecurity, you probably want to check out the CIS Department's cybersecurity program unless you are interested in a very code oriented cybersecurity degree (reverse engineering, malware analysis) in which case a CS degree may make sense.

Plan your Path

Most students interested in earning a degree in Computer Science should work towards the ASOT-CS degree here at Chemeketa. It is very similar to the standard AAOT transfer degree, but includes the CS and Math courses you will need for a CS degree.

You will want to figure out a transfer destination as part of making your plan. The Transfer Targets page has information to get you started researching the options.

Note that many schools require additional courses beyond the base ones included in the ASOT-CS. Make sure to check the requirements of program(s) you are interested in. You can find these requirements on pages 3 & 4 of the ASOT-CS degree and on the mock schedule builder.

You can use this Mock Schedule builder to explore what a schedule 2 year transfer schedule to different schools might look like.


Have questions about the CS program you can't find the answers to? Contact Andrew Scholer

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