Computer Science – Secure Software and Database Systems

Associate in Applied Science

Learn the fundamental concepts of computer programming, software assurance, and database development to create software that is secure from vulnerabilities and cyber attacks.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Faculty provide hands-on, in-depth instruction in both fundamental programming abilities and the skills needed to program in multiple specific computer languages, with extra emphasis on security and secure programming techniques. Students will earn an Associate in Applied Science degree.

A Quality Education

ICC works with a number of local employers to provide internship opportunities for students.

Get Involved

Network with other students through ICC student organizations including the Computer Science Club, Rotaract, the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Programmer, Coder, Software Developer, Developer, Software Engineer, DevOps Developer, Software Architect, System Engineer


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

The Apprenticeship Advantage: Daniel’s Transformational Career Shift
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Students learn by doing and will have fun classes to practice and implement their learned knowledge. In this program there is a Computer Science club to meet with other motivated students to learn from each other, sharing thoughts and building projects. All of this makes our students competitive candidates for future jobs.

Dr. Rafeeq Al-Hashemi, Associate Professor, Computer Sciences
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into The Computer Science – Secure Software and Database Systems Program?

Use your analytical and problem-solving skills in a career as a computer programmer developing secure software. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Computer, coding, and keyboard classes in high school are beneficial.
  5. Being detail-oriented and having good concentration skills are necessities.

What Can I Expect As a Computer Science – Secure Software and Database Systems Student?

Additional Opportunities

IT Workforce Accelerator

Tuition and books are paid by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. You may also qualify for additional support services.

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How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
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Fri: 8 am – 2 pm