Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Degree

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.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • demonstrate competency in using basic computer hardware, software, operating systems, and security;
  • demonstrate competency in analysis of data, logic, programming and computing skills;
  • design and build secure networks;
  • assess technical vulnerabilities, implement cybersecurity and information assurance best practices; and
  • monitor and deploy layered defense mechanisms in complex IT infrastructure.

Last Update Effective: 8/23/15

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

CIS 101

Introduction to Computer Science or

 

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CIS 102

Professional Information Technology and Computer Science

3

 

CIS 105

A+ PC Hardware & Software

3

 

CIS 177

Introduction to Linux

3

#

CIS 210◊

Data Communications and Networking Fundamentals

 

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Two

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CIS 125

Discreet Mathematics for Computing1 or

 

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MAT 110

College Algebra1 or

 

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MAT 111

Pre-Calculus1 or

 

#

MAT 114

Plane Trigonometry1

3-5

#

CIS 212

Internetworking, Routing and Switching

3

#

CIS 220

Introduction to Network Security

3

#

CIS 277

Windows Command Processing

3

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II or

 

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

 

15-17

Semester Three

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CIS 121

Introduction to Programming

3

#

CIS 226

Advanced Network Security

3

 

 

General education/Humanities or Fine Arts

3

 

 

Program electives

6

 

 

 

15

Semester Four

#

CIS 271

Capstone Project in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

1

 

 

General education/Social or Behavioral Sciences

3

 

 

Program electives

15

 

 

 

19

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

64-66

Choose from one of the following concentrations:

Program Electives (21):

 

CIS 176

LAN Administration Windows Server

3

#

CIS 179

Linux System Administrator

3

#

CIS 227

Vulnerability Analysis and Ethical Hacking

3

#

CIS 229

Information Assurance, Ethics, Management and Policy

3

#

CIS 214

Scaling and Connecting Networks

3

#

CIS 231

Information Assurance, Risk, Continuity and Government

3

 

CIS 236

Introduction to Wireless LAN Administration

3

#

CIS 238

Introduction to Computer Forensics

3

#

CIS 240

Advanced Computer Forensics

3

See CIS course descriptions.

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

1meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Coordinator: David Anderson, Ext. 3349