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IACD accreditation

Program Education Objectives

The objectives of the B.S. program in Information Technology at School of Information Security and Applied Computing as defined by ABET is the abilities of the alumni three to five years after graduation will be:

  • Function successfully in field of Information Assurance and Cyber Security and communicate effectively to design, implement, and evaluate solutions to information assurance and security technical problems.
  • Advance professionally through increasing level of responsibility of information technology and cyber security, and/or by transitioning into leadership position in industry, government, and/or education.
  • Actively seeking life-long learning through self-study, completion of advanced degree(s), continuing education, and IACD related certification(s)/licensure or other professional development related to their career.
  • Demonstrate ethical, social, and professional commitment to community by applying technical skills and knowledge to support various service activities.

IACD Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs).

The IACD program SLOs are adapted from ABET General Criteria 3 for Accrediting Computing Programs, General Criteria 3. The following outcomes must be attained by students upon graduation.

(a)  An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline

(b)  An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

(c)  An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs

(d)  An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

(e)  An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

(f)  An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(g)  An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society

(h)  Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

(i)   An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.