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 types of cybersecurity threats.
  • Analyze networks for vulnerabilities.
  • Protect hardware, software and data from cyberattacks.
  • Learn hacking techniques used in cyberattacks.
  • Observe, collect, document and store electronic evidence.
  • Learn network tools to analyze cybersecurity activities.

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
or Operating Systems Concepts
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
CTS 115 Information Systems Business Concepts 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MAT 143
Quantitative Literacy
or Precalculus Algebra
3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CCT 250  
CCT 251  
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research & Reporting
3
NOS 230 Windows Administration I 3
SEC 160 Security Administration I 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours62

*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 250
CCT 251
SEC 110Security Concepts3
Total Credit Hours10