Information Systems Technology: Cybersecurity Specialization
Area of Interest
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.
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 WIC for this program is ITN 277. WICs have a prerequisite of ENG 111 and a corequisite of ENG 112. Students who are awarded transfer credit for this course from another institution may fulfill the WIC requirement for this degree program by completing another WIC.
Students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.