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Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum CIS.CIB.AAS (C207S)

The Cybersecurity and Information Assurance program provides a foundation in computing and network security and provides students with the skills necessary to obtain positions as cybersecurity analysts, specialists, engineers, and technical security support personnel. Coursework will prepare students for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exams and offers courses required in the first two years of a bachelor degree. Students should note that four-year colleges and universities vary in specific course and transfer requirements. The student should consult the program coordinator, as well as the catalog and/or admissions advisor at the four-year college or university to which transfer is intended.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance program, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe hardware and software components of client computers, servers and networks in order to identify their areas of vulnerability;
  • write programs to develop computer logic and reasoning skills to be utilized in assessing computer security of applications and other types of software;
  • design and implement secure networks that protects users and data from unauthorized access;
  • identify, assess and remediate vulnerabilities to practice on-going network maintenance and monitoring;
  • design and deploy layered defense mechanisms to protect a complex network;
  • apply forensics techniques to computers and wired and wireless networks; and
  • develop information assurance polices and practices to protect information within an organization.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits

OR

CIS 102 #Professional Information Technology and Computer Science

3 credits

 

CIS 105A+ PC Hardware & Software

3 credits

CIS 177Introduction to Linux

3 credits

CIS 210 #Data Communications & Networking Fundamentals

3 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two

CIS 125 #Discrete Mathematics for Computing

4 credits

OR

MAT 110 #College Algebra

5 credits

OR

MAT 111 #Pre-Calculus

5 credits

OR

MAT 114 #Plane Trigonometry

3 credits

 

CIS 212 #Internetworking, Routing and Switching

3 credits

CIS 220 #Introduction to Network Security

3 credits

CIS 277 #Command Processing and Scripting

3 credits

 

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

OR

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-17

CIS 125◊, MAT 110◊, MAT 111◊, MAT 114◊: Meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Semester Three

CIS 121 #Introduction to Programming

3 credits

CIS 226 #Advanced Network Security

3 credits

General education/Humanities and Fine Arts

3 credits

Program electives

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Four

CIS 271 #Capstone Project in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

1 credit

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Program electives

15 credits

Total Credit Hours:19

Program Electives (21):

CIS 176LAN Administration: Windows Server

3 credits

CIS 179 #Linux System Administration

3 credits

CIS 227 #Vulnerability Analysis & Ethical Hacking

3 credits

CIS 229 #Information Assurance Ethics, Management and Policy

3 credits

CIS 214 #Scaling & Connecting Networks

3 credits

CIS 231 #Information Assurance Risk, Continuity and Governance

3 credits

CIS 236Introduction to Wireless LAN Administration

3 credits

CIS 238 #Introduction to Computer Forensics

3 credits

CIS 240 #Advanced Computer Forensics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 64-66

See CIS course descriptions.

See Humanities or Fine Arts and Social or Behavioral Sciences General Education requirements.

Coordinator: David Anderson, Ext. 3349