Cybersecurity Degree – IS23

Program Description:

The Computer Information Systems' Cybersecurity program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking, Program graduates are qualified for employment as Information Security Specialists.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills70COMPASS – Writing62
Reading Comp.64Reading 79
Elem. Algebra57Algebra37

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 72

Cybersecurity Associate Degree Curriculum Essential Courses

General Education Core Courses 15 credits

Contact program advisor for program-specific courses, and see course options for each Area.

Area I - Language Arts/Communications

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

XXXX xxxxSocial/Behavioral Science course

3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

XXXX xxxxHumanities/Fine Arts course

3

Program-Specific Gen. Ed. Course Requirements (3)

An additional 3 cr. must be taken from Area I, II, III or IV

Occupational Courses 57 credits

CIST 1001Computer Concepts

4

CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance

4

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals

3

CIST 1602Security Policies and Procedures

3

CIST 2601Implementing Operating Systems Security

4

CIST 2602Network Security

4

CIST 2611Network Defense and Countermeasures

4

CIST 2612Computer Forensics

4

CIST 2613Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

4

XXXX xxxxCIST Networking Elective

4

XXXX xxxxCIST Networking Elective

4

XXXX xxxxCIST Networking Elective

4

XXXX xxxxElective

4

Select one of two courses below for Introductory-Level Networking Class for a min. of 4 cr.:

CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals

4

CIST 2451Introduction to Networks- CISCO

4

Elective: See program advisor for list of approved electives.