AS Information Communication Technology


The Associate Degree in Information Communication Technology (ICT) is a comprehensive program designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the field of technology and its applications in various industries.

This program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to support and manage information systems, networks, and digital technologies.

The curriculum of the program combines core courses in information technology with specialized courses in areas such as programming, database management, networking, cybersecurity, and web development.

Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of ICT concepts, tools, and practices, allowing them to contribute effectively to the design, implementation, and maintenance of technology solutions in organizations.

Admission Criteria
  • A recognized general education diploma or its equivalent
  • Students joining MCBS must go through an English placement test to determine the appropriate English level
  • Students presenting a valid score of 5-5.5 in IELTS or 65-79 in internet based TOEFL (iBT) are exempted from the English program
  • Students will need to go through Mathematics and IT placements tests to determine their levels of proficiency in these subjects as they are part of the GFP or possible exemption
  • Mathematics placements tests will determine whether Basic Mathematics (MATH 10) and Applied Mathematics (MATH 20) can be exempted, or students will be given both or one of them
  • IT placement test will determine whether students will require to take the Information Technology foundation course (COSC 10)
Program Structure

Duration: Associate degree requires about 4 semesters or 2 years.

Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester

Internship: Placement on a minimum of 6-weeks internship

Courses: Apart from courses closely related to the program, students take general education courses.

Core Courses39
Communication skills06
Social Sciences03
Mathematics Requirements06
Natural Sciences03
General Business Requirements06

Core Courses (39 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ICT101Fundamentals of Information Technology3
CPT182Programming in C3
COSC 1301Object Oriented Programming I3
COSC 2301Object Oriented Programming II3
CPT170Programming with Visual Basic3
COSC1330Computer Architecture and Organization3
ICT128Web Application Techniques3
ICT130Introduction to Operating System and Networking3
ICT 205Software Engineering3
COSC 2325Database Management System3
COSC 2325Data Communication and Networks3
ICT 250Project Application3
ICT 145 Internship3

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Associate Degree in ICT are well-prepared for entry-level positions in various technology-related roles.

They may pursue careers such as:

  1. IT Support Specialist
  2. Network Technician
  3. Systems Administrator
  4. Database Administrator
  5. Web Developer
  6. Software Tester
  7. IT Security Analyst
  8. Help Desk Technician
  9. Application Support Analyst
  10. Technology Consultant

Additionally, the program provides a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue further education, such as a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a related field, to enhance their career prospects and gain advanced knowledge in specialized areas of ICT.

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Required English Prerequisites

Department Contact

Contact Program Chair Dr. Joseph Mani for more information.