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 talk to Mark Miller from the Engineering Department.

  • If you are interested in a technically focused IT or IS degree, you should talk to Mandy Reininger from the CIS Department.

  • If you are interested in a business focused IS degree, you probably want to work on the ASOT-Business degree and transfer into a Business Information Systems program.

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Sign up for the Computer Science mailing list to receive news about updates at the four-year universities as well as transfer related events and deadlines. You can also view an archive of past emails sent on the mailing list.

Schedule planning

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.

If you are interested in Western Oregon University, you do not need to take MTH 112, 251 or 252 - that means you will end up earning the AAOT. But you should still follow the guidance on the ASOT-CS degree for everything other than MTH 112/251/252.

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

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.