Cyber Security AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate written and verbal communication of technical issues related to network systems and network security through presentations and reports.
  • Demonstrate IT professionalism and working knowledge of their IT field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in teams.
  • Describe the cyber threat landscape.
  • Identify corrective action against network threats.

This degree can be completed through a mix of face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes. Several of the courses are offered in an 8-week term, rather than a 16-week term. The program is designed to take two years, or 64 weeks, to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Degree Requirements

First Semester

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Cyber Security AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
ITSY 1342 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY 3
ITSC 1316 LINUX INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION 3
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS 4
ITCC 1440 CCNA 2: ROUTING AND SWITCHING ESSENTIALS 4
ITNW 1313 COMPUTER VIRTUALIZATION 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 17

Second Semester

Second semester courses and credits required to earn the Cyber Security AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
ITSY 2300 OPERATING SYSTEM SECURITY 3
ITSY 2301 FIREWALLS AND NETWORK SECURITY 3
ITSY 2330 INTRUSION DETECTION 3
EECT 1300 TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE 3
ITSY 2342 INCIDENT RESPONSE & HANDLING 3
ITSY 2441 SECURITY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES 4
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 19

Third Semester

Third semester courses and credits required to earn the Cyber Security AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
ITSY 2343 COMPUTER SYSTEM FORENSICS 3
MATH 1332 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS 3
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3
ITSY 2359 SECURITY ASSESSMENT AND AUDITING 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 12

Fourth Semester

Fourth semester courses and credits required to earn the Cyber Security AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
ENGL 2311 TECHNICAL & BUSINESS WRITING 3
GOVT 2305 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 3
ARTS 1301 ART APPRECIATION 3
ITSY 2382 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION COMP & INFO SYS SEC 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 12

Total Credit Hours: 60

Capstone Requirement: ITSY 2382 Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Systems Security is a capstone experience and may not be substituted. It should be taken the last semester before graduation. The cooperative education course combines classroom learning with work experience and a lecture component.