Career and Technical Studies

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.
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 3 0 3
ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems 3 0 3
ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting 3 3
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3 0 3
ITP 100 Software Design 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16

Second Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking 4 0 4
Elective1
1

Students may select from the following courses:  ITE 115  or ITE 119  

Computer/Information Literacy 3 0 3
Elective2
2

Students may select from the following courses:  ITN 262  or ITP 270 

Cybersecurity 0 4 4
Elective3
3

Students may select from the following courses:  ITN 170  or ITN 171 

System Administration 3 0 3
ITN 263 Internet/Intranet Firewalls and E-Commerce Security 4 0 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 14 4 18
Second Year

Third Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 0 3
Elective Health/Physical Education 1 0 1
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 0 3
Elective4
4

Students may select from the following courses:  ITP 112  or ITP 120 

Programming 4 0 4
Elective5
5

Social/Behavioral Science electives may be chosen from:  ECO 201 ECO 202, GEO 200, HIS 101 HIS 102 HIS 121 HIS 122, PLS 211 PLS 212, PSY 200 PSY 215 PSY 216 PSY 230, SOC 200 SOC 215 SOC 250  

Social Science 3 0 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 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
ITD 110 Web Page Design 4 0 4
HUM 100 Survey of the Humanities 3 0 3
Elective6
6

Students may select from the following courses:  BUS 116  or BUS 117 

Business 3 0 3
Elective5 Social Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
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