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Cybersecurity (APCSCY)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Description

In this program, students are introduced to the skills and strategies needed to plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization's computer networks and systems. Students will learn networking and network security skills using server, infrastructure and perimeter technologies working in Linux operating systems, Cisco infrastructure and perimeter devices, and Microsoft operating systems.

Continuing Eligibility

Minimum grade of "C" in all major courses

Contact Information

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Computer Instruction Dept
Advisors
Michael Galea
John Trame
James Lewis

Requirements

(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Credits
CIS 121 Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals 4
CPS 120 Introduction to Computer Science 3
CPS 161 or An Introduction to Programming with Java *
CST 160 or Computer Technology I
CST 225 PC Networking 3
Elective(s) Writing ** 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3 - 4
Total 16 - 17
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
CNT 206 Introduction to Networks 4
CNT 216 Routing and Switching Essentials 4
CSS 200 Introduction to Network Security - Security+ 4
CSS 205 Essentials of Network Penetration Testing 4
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
CIS 161 Introduction to PowerShell 4
CNT 201 Administering Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems 3
CNT 211 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 4
MTH 160 Basic Statistics 4
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
CSS 201 Introduction to Cryptography 3
CSS 210 Network Perimeter Protection - CCNA Security 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Speech *** 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 16
Total Credits Required
63 - 64

Footnotes

*CPS 161 is recommended for students who plan to transfer to a 4-year college. Students who have no programming experience should take both CPS 120 and CPS 161.
**Students planning to transfer to a 4-year college should take ENG 111; otherwise, student may consider ENG 107.
***Students should consider COM 101 or COM 225.

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