Information Systems Technology Cybersecurity Specialization
This degree offers students the opportunity to develop a work-ready skillset in Cybersecurity.
Area of Interest
PVCC Academic Division
- SDV 100: Orientation - 1 credits
- ENG 111: College Composition I - 3 credits
- ENG 112: College Composition II - 3 credits
- MTH 115: Technical Mathematics I - 3 credits
- ___ ___: Humanities Elective - 3 credits
- ___ ___: Social Science Elective - 3 credits
- CSC 110: Introduction to Computing - 3 credits
- ITE 215: Advanced Computer Applications - 4 credits
- ITN 101: Intro to Network Concepts - 4 credits
- ITN 106: Microcomputer Operating Systems - 3 credits
- ITN 111: Windows Server Admin. - 3 credits
- ITN 170: Linux System Administration - 3 credits
- ITN 208: Protocols and Communications - 3 credits
- ITN 260: Network Security Basics - 4 credits
- ITN 261: Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking - 4 credits
- ITN 276: Computer Forensics I - 3 credits
- ITP 120: Java Programming - 4 credits
- ITP 140: Client Side Scripting - 4 credits
- IT_ ___: Technical Electives - 6 credits
There are no additional admission requirements for this program.
This specialization in Cybersecurity is designed as a two-year degree program offering students, both new to the field and currently employed in related work, the opportunity to full-develop a work-ready skillset in Cybersecurity and Information Systems Technology. Graduates will have the necessary skills to protect computing systems and networks that have an important impact on data confidentiality, integrity and availability. Graduates will be knowledgeable about computer network threats and appropriate responses. This Specialization will prepare graduates to function in public, private, and government organizations, in roles requiring assessment, operations, protection and improvement of network security systems. In addition, graduates will possess a thorough knowledge of computer systems and networks with specific training in programming, server administration, system administration, and computer applications.
The Specialization will also help prepare graduates for the A+, Network+, Security+, SSCP, CISM, CCNP, and ISSP examinations. This Specialization will prepare graduates to function in public, private, and government organizations, in roles requiring assessment, operations, protection and improvement of network security systems. This program is aligned to the standards set forth by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.
Successful graduates will be eligible for employment in the occupations of Network Assistant, Network Systems Administrator, Network Analyst, and Penetration Tester.
Graduation Requirement: Students entering the Information Systems Technology Specialization in Cybersecurity associate degree program are required to take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC) in order to graduate. The Writing Intensive Course for this degree program is ITN 276. Writing intensive courses have a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112. Students who are awarded transfer credit for this course from another institution may fulfill the Writing Intensive Course (WIC) requirement for this degree program by completing another Writing Intensive Course (WIC).
Approved Technical Elective include: ITD 130-Database Fundamentals, ITN 277-Computer Forensics II, ITP 132-C++ Programming I, ITP 136-C# Programming I, ITP 220-Java Programming II, IT 290-Internship.