Associate in Computer Science (DTA/MRP)

Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA)/Major Related Program (MRP)

(93-103 credits)1,2,3


For students needing MATH& 141 Precalculus I, there are 103 credits required for the CS AA.


For students placing into MATH& 151 Calculus I, there are 93 credits required for the CS AA.


Natural science courses outside the list may not transfer, please check with your target institution. Consider ENVS& 100 Survey of Environmental Science or ENVS 203 Climate and Energy Solutions as options too.

Program Description

Work in a field that changes quickly, offers frequent opportunities to grow and problem-solve, and immerses you in technology. As a student of computer science at SPSCC, you’ll find high-paying employment opportunities in a wide range of industries. Become a part of our 30-year track record of serving our community and helping our students find employment – all at a fraction of the cost of a private institution or a coding “boot camp”.

The Direct Transfer Agreement degree is designed for persons interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to study computer science. Students who successfully complete degree requirements and elective courses recommended for their specific area of study will transfer 90 quarter credits to the following institutions:

  • Central Washington University
  • The Evergreen State College
  • Seattle University
  • University of Washington Tacoma (UWT)
  • Washington State University (all campuses except Tri-Cities

Students must take discrete structures at the target institution

  • Western Washington University

Some institutions require additional course(s) at the target institution before the transfer student is accepted into the Computer Science program; see the Target Institution Advising Notes below for more details.

CONTACT THE TARGET INSTITUTION: Admission to the target institution is not guaranteed to students holding a DTA degree. Contact your transfer target institution early in the educational planning process. Universities may: update course choices within each area, require a minimum overall GPA, require a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses, or require a specific minimum grade in one or more courses such as Math or English.

Career Opportunities

  • Network Administrator

  • Computer Hardware Engineer

  • Data Manager

  • Web Developer

Target Institution Advising Notes

Washington State University – Student should plan on taking Discrete Structures at WSU.

Students can graduate in four years from:

  • Seattle University
  • The Evergreen State College
  • University of Washington Tacoma (UWT)

Students may need more time at:

  • Central Washington University
  • Washington State University (all campuses except Tri-Cities)
  • Western Washington University