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7/12/2021 4:41:23 PM

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum CIS.CYB.AAS (C207S)

(Total Program Credits: 60-62)

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:

Upon 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.

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

(Fall 2021)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits

OR

CIS 102Professional Information Technology and Computer Science #

3 credits

 

CIS 105A+ PC Hardware & Software

3 credits

CIS 177Introduction to Linux

3 credits

 

CIS 210Data Communications & Networking Fundamentals #

3 credits

OR

CIS 216Introduction to Networks CCNA #

3 credits

 

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 125Discrete Mathematics for Computing #

4 credits

OR

MAT 110College Algebra #

3 credits

OR

MAT 111Pre-Calculus #

5 credits

OR

MAT 114Plane Trigonometry #

3 credits

 

CIS 176LAN Administration: Windows Server

3 credits

OR

CIS 179Linux System Administration #

3 credits

 

CIS 212Internetworking, Routing and Switching #

3 credits

OR

CIS 217Switching, Routing, Wireless Essentials CCNA #

3 credits

 

CIS 277Command Processing and Scripting #

3 credits

 

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

OR

SPE 101Principles 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.

Note: Grade of ‘C’ or high is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102. Students must complete RHT 101, with SPE 101, or RHT 101 with RHT 102. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101, RHT 102 and SPE 101 to meet university requirements.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 121Introduction to Programming #

3 credits

CIS 220Introduction to Network Security #

3 credits

General education/Humanities or Fine Arts

3 credits

Program electives

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 226Advanced Network Security #

3 credits

General education/Social or Behavioral Science

3 credits

Program electives

9 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Program Electives (15):

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 214Scaling and Connecting Networks #

3 credits

CIS 218Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation CCNA #

3 credits

CIS 227Vulnerability Analysis & Ethical Hacking #

3 credits

CIS 229Information Assurance Ethics, Management and Policy #

3 credits

CIS 231Information Assurance Risk, Continuity and Governance #

3 credits

CIS 236Introduction to Wireless LAN Administration

3 credits

CIS 238Introduction to Computer Forensics #

3 credits

CIS 240Advanced Computer Forensics #

3 credits

(Select courses that meet the requirements of your transfer college.)

Graduation Requirements:

Course NumberTitleCredits

General education

AAS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:15

General education Associate in Applied Science requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Two courses (six semester hours). Department choice of RHT 101◊ and RHT 102◊ or RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊. If transferring, it is suggested to take all three courses.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences or Humanities or Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours are required for graduation; department choice whether courses are taken from each discipline or two courses from same discipline, to include one approved Human Diversity course.
  • Mathematics or Physical or Life Science: One course (three semester hours); review specific program requirements for your selected curriculum.
Course NumberTitleCredits

See CIS course descriptions.

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

Coordinator: Michael Henson, Ext. 3354