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Degree: 

Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with a specialization in Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

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
ITE 221 PC Hardware and OS Architecture 4 0 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 18 0 18

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 170 Linux System Administration 3 0 3
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 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.
Elective Health/Physical Education 1 0 1
ITN 200 Administration of Network Resources 3 0 3
ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking 4 0 4
ITP 100 Software Design 3 0 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 0 3
Elective1
1

Social Science may be chosen from SOC 200 or PSY 200.

Social Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 17 0 17

Fourth Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
Elective2
2

Students may select from the following courses: ACC 211, BUS 100, BUS 116, BUS 200, BUS 201, ITE 290, ITN 120 or ITN 245.

Accounting, Business or IT Elective 3 0 3
ITD 132 Structured Query Language 3 0 3
Elective3
3

Students may seclect from the following courses:  ITP 112, ITP 132, ITP 136 or ITP 225.

Programming 3 0 3
ITN 263 Internet/Intranet Firewalls and E-Commerce Security 4 0 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
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