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Degree: 
Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with a specialization in Cybersecurity
Length: 
Four semesters (two years)
Purpose: 

This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of Cyber Security (information assurance), for those who are presently in IT or a security field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information security.

This curriculum prepares students for the CompTIA Security+ certification and other computer certificates. These skills prepare students to compete in the largest growing area in computer careers.

Occupational Objectives: 

Information Security Analyst

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Information Systems Technology: Cyber Security Specialization program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

Program Requirements: The curriculum includes technical courses in Cyber Security as well as related courses in Information Technology and general education. Instruction includes both the theoretical concepts and practical applications required for success in the field of Cyber Security. The student is urged to consult with the Student Services Office and his or her faculty advisor in planning his program. Upon successful completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with a major in Information Systems Technology and a specialization in Cyber Security.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
HUM 100 Survey of the Humanities 3 0 3
ITE 105 Careers and Cyber Ethics 2 0 2
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3
ITE 131 Survey of Internet Services 2 0 2
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
ElectiveEE1
1

Social Science may be chosen from SSC 115SOC 200, or PSY 200.

Social Science ElectiveSS 333 0 333
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 347 0 347
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
CSC 200 Introduction to Computer Science 4 0 4
ITD 110 Web Page Design 4 0 4
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 3 0 3
ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems 3 0 3
ITN 170 Linux System Administration 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 17 0 17
Second Year
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ElectiveEE2
2

Students may select from the following courses: ACC 211ACC 212ACC 215ACC 221ACC 222BUS 100BUS 116BUS 201BUS 205, or ITE 290.

Accounting, Business or IT ElectiveAA 333 0 333
ITN 200 Administration of Network Resources 3 0 3
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3 0 3
ITPII Visual Basic.NETVV 333 0 333
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 0 3
ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting 3 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 678 0 678
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
ElectiveEE Health/Physical Education ElectiveHH 111 0 111
ITD 132 Structured Query Language 3 0 3
ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking 4 0 4
ITN 262 Network Communication, Security and Authentication 4 0 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 125 0 125
Notes:

 

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