Computer Science

The Associate of Science Degree in Computer Science prepares students for a degree in Computer Science or Information Systems by providing the basic courses for transfer to a four-year college or university. This program is intended to meet the requirements of the first two years of a sequence of courses leading to the Bachelor’s Degree or prepares a student to enter the job market in Computer Science or Information Systems.

The Computer Science Program at Independence Community College is one of the best areas of study because it gives the student the skills necessary to enter the job market in Computer Science or continue to build on their skills.  

The program provides all the basic courses for transfer to a four-year college or university and is intended to meet the requirements of the first two years of a sequence of courses leading to the Bachelor’s Degree.  

Students graduating with this degree go on to major in Computer Science, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Physics, or even Atmospheric Sciences.

For more information about the Computer Science Program at Independence Community College, contact:

Upon completion of the Computer Science program students will:
1.    The student will be able to analyze a variety of complex information systems.
 
2.    The student will be able to apply and demonstrate power usage of computer science/technology skills.
 
3.    The student will be able to organize and prepare a system for solving problems.
 
4.    The student will be able to demonstrate effective collaboration and communication skills.

Tamara Blaes

Professor of Business and Computer Technology

ICC offers a variety of scholarships. All scholarships are awarded by the Department/Activity in which the student participates.

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To explore Independence Community College's Computer Technology Technical Certificates, click here!

COMPUTER SCIENCE (CSE)
Degree: Associate of Science

Suggested Curriculum

Course Title Credit Hours
Analysis & Oral Communication
9
English Composition I (ENG 1003) 3
English Composition II (ENG 1013) 3
Public Speaking (COM 1203) 3
 
Mathematics
3
College Algebra or higher (MAT 1023) 3
 
Sciences
10
Natural Sciences (1 required course)  

General Biology (non-majors) (BIO 1005)

5
Physical Science (1 required course)  

Chemistry for non-majors (PHS 1015)

5

Descriptive Astronomy (PHS 1085)

5

Physical Science (PHS 1005)

5
 
Fine Arts & Aesthetic Studies
3
Art Appreciation (ART 1043) 3
Drawing and Composition (ART 1023) 3
Music Appreciation (MUE 1303) 3
Music Theory I (MUE 1093) 3
Creative Writing (ENG 2023) 3
Theatre Appreciation (THR 1013) 3
Acting I (THR 1023) 3
Stagecraft I (THR 1033) 3
 
Cultural Studies
3
Spanish I, II, III (FRL 1025, 1035, 2035) 5
World Regional Geography (GEO 2013) 3
Intro to Race and Ethnic Relations (SOC 2113) 3
African American History (HIS 1163) 3
World History I (HIS 1003) 3
World History II (HIS 1013) 3
World Religions (REL 1053) 3
 
Health and Well-Being
3
Psychological  

General Psychology (BEH 1003)

3
 
Human Heritage
3
History  

US History I (HIS 1023)

3

US History II (HIS 1063)

3
Literature  

Introduction to Literature (ENG 1073)

3
Philosophy and Religion  

Introduction to Philosophy (PHI 2003)

3

Ethics (PHI 1073)

3

Logical and Classical Reasoning (PHI 2073)

3

World Religions (REL 1053)

3
 
Social Awareness
3

Introduction to Sociology (SOC 1003) 

3

Social Problems (SOC 2023)

3
 
Political Awareness
3
American Government (POL 1023) 3
Introduction to Political Science (POL 1013) 3
 
Business and Technology
6
Select 1  

Microeconomics (BUS 2023)

3

Macroeconomics (BUS 2033)

3
Select 1  

Computer Concepts & Apps (CIT 1003)

3

Computer Information Systems (CIT 2003)

3
 
Major Courses
9

Programming Language Elective** 

3

Program Electives - 6

3

Total

61

 
Suggested Program Electives:
 

Calculus I (MAT 1055) - 5

5

Elementary Statistics (MAT 1103) - 3

3

Introduction to Computer Science (CSE 1033) - 3

3

Web Design and Development (CIT 1033) - 3

3

Advanced Web Design and Development (CIT 2143) - 3 

3

Networking and Data Communications (CSE 2033) - 3 

3

Word I/ Windows (CIT 1652) - 2 

2

Intro to Spreadsheets (CIT 1202) - 2 

2

Intro to Database Management (CIT 1552) - 2 

2

Mobile/Web App Design & Development (CSE1033) - 3 

3

Basics of Python Programming (CSE1073) - 3 

3

HTML5 Game Play (CSE1023) - 3 

3

Personal Finance (BUS 1003) - 3 

3

Introduction to Accounting (ACC 1003) - 3

3
**See Program Advisor

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