Information Technology - Cyber Security Track

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology: Cyber Security focuses on the most critical and quickly changing area of the industry.  This program provides students with the ability to not only administer networks but also to secure those networks and conduct penetration tests to ensure they are not vulnerable to attacks.  Graduates will have an understanding of computer hardware, operating systems, networking, databases, programming, and defensive and offensive security.  Students will cover aspects of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), CompTIA Linux+, Net+, Security+ and A+, Wireshark Certified Network Analyst, and the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certifications. 

Career Opportunities

  1. Cyber Security Analyst
  2. Information Systems Security Officer
  3. Network Security Specialist
  4. Penetration Tester

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in Operating Systems, Networking, Data Communication, and Database Technology.
  2. Demonstrate various techniques for preventing unauthorized attacks to computer networks and apply measures for minimizing the damage caused by network intruders.
  3. Evaluate and implement the needed information security controls for any information system and provide an assurance framework where the security processes or controls, or both, are embedded in information systems technologies.
  4. Understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  5. Apply strong communication and critical thinking skills including reading, writing, organizing, evaluating, problem solving, and presentation skills.

Obtaining the Degree

To earn the Associate of Applied Science degree, students must:

  • Matriculate into the program.
  • Satisfactorily complete all degree requirements, including General Education and Major Requirements.

General Education Requirements

Course Code
Title
Credits
Elective - Science 3 or 4 Credits  +
3 - 4
Elective - Social Science  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
22-23

Science Electives (Choose one)

Course Code
Title
Credits

Social Science Electives (Choose one)

(See Social Science Track I and Social Science Track II under Liberal Arts and Sciences for course options)

Total credits:
63-64

Course Sequencing

Semester 1

Course Code
Title
Credits
Elective - Social Science  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
17

Semester 3

Course Code
Title
Credits
Elective - Science 3 or 4 Credits  +
3 - 4
Sub-Total Credits
15-16

Overview

Pathway

Type

Associate of Applied Science