Cybersecurity

Computer Systems Support, Associate in Applied Science

Cybersecurity Option

The Cybersecurity degree option serves students who seek jobs that require computer and information security skills.  These students are not interested transferring to a four-year school.  Emphasis is placed on data loss prevention, identity and access management, incident response, and forensic analysis.  The option provides preparation for a career as a cybersecurity professional.  Student can obtain skills required for several industry certifications including CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Linux+, TestOut Ethical Hacker Pro, and CompTIA SySA+.

For additional program information, please contact faculty advisor, Bojan Zilovic or contact area coordinator, Svetlana Marzelli.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:
  • Earn an Associate degree;
  • Earn the CompTIA Network+ certification;
  • Earn the CompTIA Security+ certification;
  • Earn the CompTIA Linux+ certification;
  • Earn the TestOut Ethical Hacker Pro certification;
  • Earn the CompTIA SySA+ certification.

 

Program requirements
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 20 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL230-Technical Writing
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (11 credits)  
    Choose: MATH121 or MATH220
4
    General Education Science course
4
    CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
Humanities (3 credits)  
    General Education Humanities course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
20
PROGRAM COURSES - 40 credits
    CISM142-Help Desk Support
4
    CISM143-Introduction to Project Management
3
    CISM146-Computer Networking
4
    CISM176-Systems Security Methods
4
    CISM182-Linux
4
    CISM215-Ethical Hacking
4
    CISM222-Issues in Computer Security
3
    CISM240-Introduction to Computer Forensics
4
    CISM258-Cyber Defense
4

    Choose:  CISM295-Information Technology Cooperative Education OR

                 CISM162-Microcomputer Applications Using Microsoft Excel

3

    Choose one: 

        CISM135-Computer Programming C++

        CISM154-Computer Programming-Java

        CISM167-Programming in Oracle SQL

        CISM174-Computer Programming-Visual Basic

4
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
40
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
60
(CYSC) EFFECTIVE FALL 2021  

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Recommended sequence of courses
Course Code Course Name Course Credits
First Semester (16 credits)
CISM125 Introduction to Computers 3
CISM142 Help Desk Support 3
CISM146 Computer Networking 4
ENGL101 Composition I 3
Gen Ed General Education Humanities course 3
Second Semester (15 credits)
CISM176 Systems Security Methods 4
ENGL230 Technical Writing 3
Choose CISM135, CISM154, CISM167 or CISM174 4
Choose MATH121 or MATH220 4
Third Semester (15 credits)
CISM143 Introduction to Project Management 3
CISM182 Linux 4
CISM215 Ethical Hacking 4
Gen Ed General Education Science course 3
Fourth Semester (14 credits)
CISM222 Issues in Computer Security 3
CISM240 Introduction to Computer Forensics 4
CISM258 Cyber Defense 4
Choose CISM162 or CISM295 4