Information and Computer Science


Associate of Science in Information and Computer Science

The Information and Computer Science (ICS) curriculum prepares students for a broad range of computer opportunities in industry as well as in graduate studies. ICS students choose one or more specialty areas from among these four options: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Management, or Networking. Depending on their chosen specialty area, ICS graduates are well prepared for these industry positions: Web programmer, applications programmer, systems analyst, information technology (IT) project manager, database analyst, or network analyst.

Program Competencies:
  • Apply problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and use popular computer technologies in producing technology solutions.
  • Communicate effectively, ethically, and professionally in a team environment.
  • ICS/CS and ICS/SE students: Design and implement elegant programs that utilize data structures and operating systems concepts.
  • ICS/NT students: Explain computer networking and security concepts and demonstrate proficiency in use of popular computer networking and security technologies.
  • ICS/DM students: Design and implement elegant data management solutions.

Associate of Science in Information and Computer Science - Prerequisite Tree  29-30 cr.
CA 103 Public Speaking 3 cr.
CS 140 Introduction to Computers 3 cr.
CS 151 Introduction to Programming 3 cr.
CS 208 Discrete Mathematics 3 cr.
CS 219 Programming Fundamentals 3 cr.
IS 205 Managing Information Systems 3 cr.
MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics 3 cr.
MA 135 College Algebra -OR-
MA 141, MA 150, MA 210, MA 221
3 cr.
Select electives from this list (excluding courses taken in core):
  • AC 201 Principles of Accounting I (3 cr.)
  • CS 220 Computer Architecture (3 cr.)
  • CS 225 Programming Concepts (3 cr.)
  • MA 141 College Trigonometry (3 cr.)
  • MA 210 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (3 cr.)
  • MA 211 Calculus & Analytic Geometry II (3 cr.)
  • MA 221 Calculus & Analytic Geometry for Majors I (5 cr.)
5-6 cr.

*MA 210 & MA 221 prerequisite: MA141 or MA150