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Cyber Security AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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

  • Describe the cyber threat landscape.
  • Identify corrective action against network threats.
  • Communicate technical issues related to network systems and network security through presentations and reports.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in teams.

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
ITSY 1342 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY 3 credit hours
ITSC 1316 LINUX INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION 3 credit hours
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS 4 credit hours
ITCC 1440 CCNA 2: ROUTING AND SWITCHING ESSENTIALS 4 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 14
Second Semester
ITSY 2300 OPERATING SYSTEM SECURITY 3 credit hours
ITSY 2301 FIREWALL AND NETWORK SECURITY 3 credit hours
ITSY 2330 INTRUSION DETECTION 3 credit hours
ITNW 1313 COMPUTER VIRTUALIZATION 3 credit hours
EECT 1300 TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
Third Semester
ITSY 2343 COMPUTER SYSTEM FORENSICS 3 credit hours
ITSY 2342 INCIDENT RESPONSE & HANDLING 3 credit hours
MATH 1332 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS I 3 credit hours
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3 credit hours
ITSY 2359 SECURITY ASSESSMENT AND AUDITING 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
Fourth Semester
ITSY 2445 NETWORK DEFENSE AND COUNTERMEASURES 4 credit hours
ENGL 2311 TECHNICAL & BUSINESS WRITING 3 credit hours
ARTS 1301 ART APPRECIATION 3 credit hours
GOVT 2305 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (Federal constitution & topics) 3 credit hours
ITSY 2382 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION COMP & INFO SYS SEC 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 16

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.