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Information and Computer Sciences, Associate of Science

Banner Code: 3_AS_ICS

Control Number: 44206

Financial Aid Eligible


This degree program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in computer science, information technology, and related disciplines. Hands-on assignments will emphasize computer science principles, programming, and problem-solving skills. Major topics include programming language concepts, data structures, algorithms,and secure design. This comprehensive program equips students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to excel in the dynamic and rapidly evolving field of information and computer sciences.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in various programming languages, software development methodologies, and technology tools commonly used in the field of computer science.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of information systems concepts, including the design and management of information systems to support organizational goals and decision-making processes.
  3. Design and implement secure software and systems, identify vulnerabilities, and implement countermeasures.
  4. Design, develop, and test software applications and systems that adhere to industry standards and best practices.

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education

Course Title Units
Core Courses
Complete the following:
ICS C120Introduction to Programming3
ICS C123Fundamental Data Structures3
ICS C141Concepts Of Programming Languages3
CYBR C101Introduction to Cybersecurity3
ICS C230Secure Coding and Design3
ICS C240Computer Organization and Assembly Language3
ICS C250Object-Oriented Programming3
or CIS C157 Introduction to Python Programming
ICS C265Introduction to Artificial Intelligence3
Elective Units3
Select one of the following:
Data Governance, Privacy, and Policies
Data Science and Machine Learning
Major Units27
Local General Education, CSU General education, or IGETC patternvaries
Electives to Satisfy Unit Requirementvaries
Total Units60