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ICS Associate in Science Degree

Associate in Science Degree
Information & Computer Science
60 Credits

Updated for 2014-2015

The curriculum leading to an Associate in Science degree in Information and Computer Science is designed to prepare individuals for employment as technical assistants to professional and administrative personnel using computers. Students may choose one of five areas of specialty: Network Support Specialist, Database Support Specialist, Information Security Specialist, Mobile Developer Specialist and Software Developer Specialist. Skills in writing, speech, economics and mathematics complete the preparation for employment. The program requirements are designed to facilitate transfer to the baccalaureate programs in Information and Computer Sciences at UH Mānoa and UH Hilo for those students who wish to continue their education while working in the industry.

All required ICS courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better
in order to be applied to the degree.

Core Requirements 27 credits

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

ICS 100
or ICS 101

Computing Literacy and Applications (3)
Digital Tools for the Information World (3)

3

ICS 110

Introduction to Programming

3

ICS 111

Introduction to Computer Science I

3

ICS 113

Database Fundamentals

3

ICS 125

Personal Computer Maintenance and Repair

3

ICS 184

Introduction to Networking

3

ICS 240

Operating Systems

3

ICS 270

Systems Analysis

3

ICS 293D

Cooperative Education

3

 

Core Credits

27

General Education Requirements 21 credits

Course

Credits

 

One DS Course

 

3

ENG 100

Composition 1

3

ENG 225

Technical Writing

3

SP 151

Personal and Public Speech

3

ICS 170

Ethics for the Digital World

3

One FG Course

 

3

ICS 141

or MATH 103

Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science (3) or
College Algebra (3)

3

 

Gen Ed Credits

21

 

 

 

Electives

Recommended Elective

3

It is recommended that the student choose one other ICS or EE course numbered 100 or higher.

 

 

Elective Credits

3

Specialization 9 credits
Select One Specialization Below

Specialization Network Support Specialist

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

ICS 171

Introduction to Computer Security

3

ICS 172

Network Design and Administration

3

ICS 283

Advanced Network Design and Administration

3

 

Specialization Credits

9

 

 

Specialization Database Support Specialist

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

ICS 151

Structured Database Programming

3

ICS 211

Introduction to Computer Science II

3

ICS 251

Advanced Database Programming

3

 

Specialization Credits

9

Specialization Information Security Specialist

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

ICS 171

Introduction to Computer Security

3

ICS 281

Ethical Hacking

3

ICS 282

Computer Forensics

3

 

Specialization Credits

9

Specialization Mobile Developer Specialist

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

ICS 136

Intro to Mobile Device Application Developer

3

ICS 251

Advanced Database Programming

3

ICS 236

Mobile Device Management and Programming

3

 

Specialization Credits

9

Specialization Software Developer Specialist

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

ICS 211

Introduction to Computer Science II

3

ICS 212

Program Structure

3

ICS 241

Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science II

3

 

Specialization Credits

9


 

Total Degree Credits

60-63

2 Year Plan for Degree Completion
Suggested Sequence for 2 year plan

First Semester
ICS 100
ICS 110
ICS 170
ENG 100
ICS 141  or MATH 103
 
Second Semester
ICS 111
ICS 125
ICS 113
ICS 184
One DS Course
 
Third Semester
ICS 240
ENG 225
SP 151
Specialization
Network Support: ICS 171 and ICS 172
Database Support: ICS 151 and ICS 211
Information Security: ICS 171 and ICS 281
Mobile Developer: ICS 136 and ICS 251
Software Developer: ICS 211and ICS 241

Fourth Semester
ICS 270
IC 293D
One FG Course
Elective
Specialization
Network Support: ICS 283
Database Support: ICS 251
Information Security: ICS 282
Mobile Developer: ICS 236
Software Developer: ICS 212

Associate in Science Information and Computer Science
Program Outcomes

In addition to acquiring the competencies required for Associate in Science degrees, upon successful completion of this program graduates will be able to:
     Demonstrate computing literacy.
     Demonstrate an understanding of the functioning of a computer’s operating system.
     Solve problems, develop algorithms, and write structured computer programs in at least two programming languages.
     Demonstrate a familiarity with the mathematics used in computing science.
     Effectively communicate in written and oral form, a system solution, its documentation, and its implementation.
     Use project management tools to manage information systems development projects.
     Work effectively as part of a group/team.
     Design a relational database with proper documentation.
     Demonstrate proficiency in computer maintenance and networking.

Based on selection of an area of specialty, the student will further be able to:
     Database Support Specialist: Write object-oriented computer programs for online access and manipulation of databases.

     Mobile Developer Specialist: Design, develop and implement applications and policies for mobile devices.

     Software Developer Specialist: Develop a foundation in computer science to succeed in upper-division courses.

     Network Support Specialist: Apply computer networking principles to build and troubleshoot networks.

     Information Security Specialist: Apply the tools and techniques of information security to secure physical and digital information.

 

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