Information Technology - Cybersecurity

Contact: Gonda Watson

The Information Technology Cybersecurity Curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for employment in Information Technology related areas such as network security, digital forensics, and ethical hacking.

Coursework in this program will include network and security foundation, data recovery techniques, network vulnerability assessments, as well as windows and security administrations. Linux, Microsoft and Apple operating systems will be used intensively during students’ enrollment.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions as cybersecurity specialists, cybersecurity analysts, cyber incident responders and information assurance specialists. Graduates will be well positioned to obtain the following industry standard certifications:  Security +, Cyberops,  CySA+ (Cyber Security Analyst) and CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker).

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn the following skill set:

  • Identify common cybersecurity threats
  • Use cyber technology to develop protective measures for systems
  • Configure, manage and secure network equipment and services
  • Configure and manage client/server operating systems
  • Design, coordinate, evaluate and deliver cybersecurity solutions
  • Demonstrate advanced software skills in industry-specific software
  • Utilize security tools and processes to perform an investigation
  • Apply cryptography to cybersecurity models and methods

Information Technology - Cybersecurity Associate in Applied Science - A25590CS

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
CTI 110 Web, Programming, and Database Foundation 3
NET 125 Introduction to Networks 3
NET 126 Routing Basics 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
CCT 110 Introduction to Cyber Crime 3
CCT 121 Computer Crime Investigation 4
CTI 120 Network and Security Foundation 3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 3
 Credit Hours16
Summer
Social Science Elective * 3
Humanities Elective * 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
CCT 240 Data Recovery Techniques 3
CCT 250 Network Vulnerabilities I 3
CTS 115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CCT 251 Network Vulnerabilities II 3
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research & Reporting
3
MAT 143
Quantitative Literacy
or Precalculus Algebra
3-4
NOS 230 Windows Administration I 3
SEC 160 Security Administration I 3
 Credit Hours15-16
 Total Credit Hours68-69

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.

Information Technology - Cybersecurity Certificate - C25590CS

Gainful Employment Disclosure

CCT 110Introduction to Cyber Crime3
CCT 121Computer Crime Investigation4
CCT 250Network Vulnerabilities I3
CCT 251Network Vulnerabilities II3
SEC 110Security Concepts3
Total Credit Hours16

Information Technology - Cybersecurity Pathway (C25590SP)

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

ACA 111College Student Success1
CCT 110Introduction to Cyber Crime3
CTI 120Network and Security Foundation3
CTS 115Information Systems Business Concepts3
CTS 120Hardware/Software Support3
SEC 110Security Concepts3
Total Credit Hours16