Information Systems Technology-Cybersecurity Specialization

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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. 

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Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 

64

Required Courses: 

SDV 100 Arts and Humanities  - 1 Credit Hours
ENG 111 College Composition I  - 3 Credit Hours
ENG 112 College Composition II  - 3 Credit Hours
MTH 115 Technical Mathematics I  - 3 Credit Hours
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing  - 3 Credit Hours
ITE 215 Advanced Computer Applications and Integration  - 4 Credit Hours
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts  - 4 Credit Hours
ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems  - 3 Credit Hours
ITN 111 Windows Server Admin.
ITN 170 Linux System Administration  - 3 Credit Hours
ITN 208 Protocols and Communications TCP/IPv6  - 3 Credit Hours
ITN 260 Network Security Basics  - 4 Credit Hours
ITN 261 Network Attacks, Comp Crime  - 4 Credit Hours
ITN 276 Computer Forensics I  - 3 Credit Hours
ITP 120 Java Programming
ITP 140 Client Side Scripting  - 4 Credit Hours
Technical Electives
Humanities Elective
Social Science Elective

Course Sequence: 

  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)

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Graduation Requirement:  Students entering the Information Systems Technology Specialization in Cybersecurity associate degree program are required to take one writing intensive course 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.

Approved Technical Elective includeITD 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.  

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Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

Network Assistant
Network Systems Administrator
Network Analyst
Penetration Tester