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CyberSecurity Associate of Applied Science Degree

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the cyber threat landscape.
  2. Identify corrective action against network threats.
  3. Communicate technical issues related to network systems and network security through presentations and reports.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in teams. 

This degree can be completed through a mix of face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes.  Several of the courses are offered in an 8-week term, rather than a 16-week term.  The program is designed to take two years, or 64 weeks, to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Degree Requirements

First Semester

ITSY 1342INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY

3 credit hours

ITSC 1316LINUX INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION

3 credit hours

ITCC 1414CCNA 1: INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS

4 credit hours

ITCC 1440CCNA 2: ROUTING AND SWITCHING ESSENTIALS

4 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

ITSY 2300OPERATING SYSTEM SECURITY

3 credit hours

ITSY 2301FIREWALL AND NETWORK SECURITY

3 credit hours

ITSY 2330INTRUSION DETECTION

3 credit hours

ITNW 1313COMPUTER VIRTUALIZATION

3 credit hours

EECT 1300TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

ITSY 2445NETWORK DEFENSE AND COUNTERMEASURES

4 credit hours

ENGL 2311TECHNICAL & BUSINESS WRITING

3 credit hours

ARTS 1301ART APPRECIATION

3 credit hours

GOVT 2305FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (Federal constitution & topics)

3 credit hours

ITSY 2382COOPERATIVE EDUCATION COMP & INFO SYS SEC

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

ITSY 2343COMPUTER SYSTEM FORENSICS

3 credit hours

ITSY 2342INCIDENT RESPONSE & HANDLING

3 credit hours

MATH 1332CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS I

3 credit hours

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

ITSY 2359Security Assessment and Auditing

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours:  60

Capstone Requirement: ITSY 2382 Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Systems Security is a capstone experience and may not be substituted. It should be taken the last semester before graduation. The cooperative education course combines classroom learning with work experience and a lecture component.