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Cybersecurity

Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science

Credits Required: 62/63 (2016-2017 Academic Year)

The Cybersecurity program is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of an organization's data. The data network, infrastructure, and storage hardware and software must be resistant to penetration, and disruption due to malicious activity, accident, or natural disaster.

 

Classrooms are equipped with computer hardware, operating systems, and security software. Topics include data recovery, penetration testing, firewalls, security audits, and leveraging privacy-enhancing technologies such as data, hardware, and facilities.


Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level employment as a computer security coordinator, intrusion detection analyst, network security analyst, security audit specialist, and risk analysis specialist.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates will be able to

 

  1. dentify the security risks in an enterprise-level network.
  2. Implement protective measures critical to securing a network infrastructure.
  3. Monitor and manage the security of a network using various network tools.
  4. Work as a team member to analyze current or recent cyber security incidents to identify cause and effects.  

Crosswalks

Click below to view a crosswalk (transition of program courses from an old program to a current program): 

2010 - 2011 - Computer Forensics

2009 - 2010 - Computer Forensics

2012-2013 - Computer Forensics to Cybersecurity

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 17 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
CISN 100CISCO I-Network Fundamentals 5.00
CISN 105Microcomputers and Cloud Services 3.00
CRIM 100Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 17 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
CISN 110CISCO II-Routing Protocols and Conc 5.00
CISN 200Client Operating Systems 3.00
CISN 203Linux Operating Systems 3.00
MATH 110Mathematics of Business (or higher)3.00
 OR 
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
 OR 
 TAOC Category Three 
 OR 
BIOL 110Human Ecology & Heredity 3.00
 OR 
CHEM 105Principles of Biological Chemistry 3.00
 OR 
PHYS 110Introduction to Astronomy 3.00
 OR 
 TAOC Category Four 4.00 
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
 OR 
WRIT 103Writing For Business/Tech 3.00

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 16 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
BUSC 110Interpersonal Communications 3.00
CISF 210Cybersecurity I 3.00
CISN 205Server Operating Systems 4.00
CRIM 212Interview & Interrogation 3.00
CRIM 230Criminology Theory 3.00

Fourth Semester - 12 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
CISF 120Computer Forensics & Investigation 3.00
CISF 220Cybersecurity II 3.00
CIST 260CIS Internship 3.00
 OR 
CISN 223Virtualization 3.00
CRIM 168Cybersecurity: Law & Ethics 3.00