The IT Cyber Security and Information Assurance Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree prepares students to support the information security needs of businesses. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to identify cyber threats, implement and maintain proper security measures, respond to system intrusions, and provide creative solutions to emerging risks. A final goal of the program is to prepare students to sit for the following certifications: CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA CySA+, and EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker.

Sample Course Plan

Year 1 Credits
  FALL SPRING
WRIT 101W - College Writing I 3  
ITS 164 - Networking Fundamentals (First 8 weeks) 3  
ITS 280 - Computer Repair Maintenance (First 8 weeks) 4  
ITS 163 - Windows and Configuration (Second 8 weeks) 4  
ITS 218 - Network Security (Second 8 weeks) 3  
M 108 - Business Mathematics
or M 121Q - College Algebra
  3
ITS 110 - Introduction to Networking and Cabling (First 8 weeks)   3
ITS 170 - Microsoft Windows Serve (First 8 weeks)   4
ITS 142 - CCNA 2: Discovery (Second 8 weeks)   4
ITS 224 - Introduction to Linux (Second 8 weeks)   4
Year Total: 17 18
Year 2 Credits
  FALL SPRING
ITS 250 CCNA 3 Exploration 3  
CSCI 107 - Joy and Beauty of Computing 3  
ITS 271 - Securing Desktop/Mobile Devices 4  
COMX 222 - Professional Communication 3  
WRIT 121 Technical Writing 3  
ITS 252 CCNA 4 Exploration   3
CSCI 127 - Joy and Beauty of Data   4
ITS 272 - Cyber Defense   3
ITS 274 - Ethical Hacking and Network Defense   3
ITS 299 Capstone   3
Year Total: 16 16
Total Program Credits: 67

 

 

A Certificate of Technical Skills (CTS) in IT Cyber Security is also available for IT professionals who have already completed IT Network Technology courses. Please view the Program Description and contact IT program director, Ronda Black