Cyber Security Infrastructure Associate in Science

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The Department of Information Systems Technology offers coursework in a Cyber Security Infrastructure Program.  The Cyber Security Program will provide students the skills to become knowledgeable and skilled in a layered approach to computer systems security.  The education process will train students for entry-level positions as network security technicians, data security analyst, and systems security administrators.  The program provides students an introduction to the latest security technologies and best practices.  Students will examine issues related to network security hardware, security awareness and education, security planning and defense, network security organization and the legal and ethical issues associated with information systems security. Students also will complete multiple projects throughout the 2 year program to solidify new knowledge and skills. Students completing this degree program will be able to use the curriculum fundamentals learned to prepare for the CCNA, CCNAS, Network+, and Security+ industry certification exams. This program is designed for students to enter the Cyber Security field at an entry level position. 

Requirements

Students who enroll in the program should comprehend the English language, both oral and written, and have sufficient keyboarding skills to produce electronic documents in a timely manner. They should be able to sit or stand at a desk or workstation and stay on task for extended periods of time. They should be detail-oriented, able to read small print, and perform basic mathematical operations with emphasis on Binary Boolean Algebra.   Successful  employees in the field demonstrate the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, customers and clients.

Students participating in an internship are required to follow The College immunization policy.  The college must ensure that stakeholders at internship and service learning sites are not adversely affected by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students participating in internship and field experiences must demonstrate the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, customers and clients.  Participation in an internship requires the student to follow the college’s immunization policy. Depending upon the site, the student may be required to possess and maintain professional liability.

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
MATH145G Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
IST122G Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST123G Routing and Switching Essentials 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
Total Credits 14

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
MATH170G Discrete Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
IST142G Virtualization Essentials 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST222G Scaling Networks 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST223G Connecting Networks 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
CIS177G Introduction to Python 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
Total Credits 16

First Year - Summer Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
IST266G Security+ 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
Total Credits 3

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Political Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Computer Elective CIS148 or CIS158 Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
PHIL240G Ethics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
IST264G Configuration Security Appliance 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
Total Credits 12

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Science Elective BIOL101 or BIOL106 Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
Computer Elective CIS248 or CIS258 Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Math Elective MATH215 or MATH225 Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
IST262G Advanced Network Security 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
Total Credits 14

Second Year - Summer Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
IST275G Network Protocols and Services 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
Total Credits 3

Total Overall Credits : 62

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