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Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity

Program Description:  This degree is designed to prepare students for various entry-level technician opportunities in the information security sector with emphasis in cybersecurity and digital forensics arena in government, private sector, and law enforcement agencies. The degree emphasis combines both networking and systems administration fundamentals with a focus on defensive strategies to securing networks and systems.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of degree.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
1st Year
1st Semester
Prefix Number Course Name Course Type WeeklyLec Hrs WeeklyLab Hrs ExtHrs ContHrs CredHrs
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware WECM (SCH) 3 0 0 48 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3 SCH version) ACGM 3 0 0 48 3
1st Semester Totals 15 3 0 288 15
2nd Semester
Prefix Number Course Name Course Type WeeklyLec Hrs WeeklyLab Hrs ExtHrs ContHrs CredHrs
ITSY 2301 Firewalls and Network Security WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITNW 2335 Network Troubleshooting and Support WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITDF 1300 Introduction to Digital Forensics WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITSC 2325 Advanced Linux WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
2nd Semester Totals 15 5 0 320 15
2nd Year
1st Semester
Prefix Number Course Name Course Type WeeklyLec Hrs WeeklyLab Hrs ExtHrs ContHrs CredHrs
ITNW 1353 Supporting Network Server Infrastructure WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ITSY 2342 Incident Response & Handling WECM (SCH) 2 2 0 64 3
ITSY 2330 Intrusion Detection WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I ACGM 3 0 0 48 3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics ACGM 3 0 0 48 3
1st Semester Totals 14 4 0 288 15
2nd Semester
Prefix Number Course Name Course Type WeeklyLec Hrs WeeklyLab Hrs ExtHrs ContHrs CredHrs
ITNW 2350 Enterprise Network WECM (SCH) 3 1 0 64 3
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing (single-semester course) ACGM 3 0 0 48 3
ITSY 2343 Computer System Forensics WECM (SCH) 2 2 0 64 3
SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication ACGM 3 0 0 48 3
ITNW 2388 Internship - Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications WECM (SCH) 0 0 9 144 3
ITSY 2345 orNetwork Defense and Countermeasures WECM (SCH) 2 2 0 64 3
2nd Semester Totals 11 3 9 368 15
Program Totals 55 15 9 1264 60

Approved: November 4, 2020

Effective: September 1, 2021

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

# Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

Transfer Information

The Information Technology Cybersecurity Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to provide a curriculum for students whose interests lie in the area of Cybersecurity, but who do not plan to work toward a four-year degree. In some cases, the degree and course work is transferable to a 4-year institution that has a complimentary Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS or BAAS) degree. Please check with your advisor for more information.

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