Computer Systems Security (APCSS)
Associate in Applied Science Degree
This program is being discontinued. Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2016 semester.
If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.
In this program, students will learn about the latest security technologies and will examine the issues of IT security awareness, data confidentiality, systems and network security planning, network security organization, and the legal and ethical issues associated with computer systems security. Students will also execute a vulnerability analysis of a network and will design security systems and implement a security strategy for a network.
Important Note: This program is intended for individuals that will also be completing certificate or degree programs in network administration or that have significant prior professional and/or educational experience in network and/or system administration.
Davenport University, Bachelor degree;
Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.
Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/departments/curriculum/articulation.php?levelone=colleges.
An Academic Math Level of 3 is required to enroll in MTH 169. An Academic Math Level of 4 is required to enroll in MTH 176, MTH 178 and MTH 181. Students must also be experienced at installing and configuring computers and be skilled at working with the command line interface.
Applying for Admission to the Program
In order to meet the requirements of the current jobs market, students of this program must have significant prior professional experience as Network and/or System Administrators or must also complete certificate or degree programs in Network and/or System Administration.
Students must maintain a grade of "C" or better in the program requirements.
- Business/Computer Technologies
- Computer Instruction Dept
- Michael Galea, John Trame
Requirements(Items marked in orange are available online.)
|Elective(s)||Computer and Information Literacy||3|
|CIS 121||Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals||3|
|CNT 201||Administering Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems||3|
|CSS 180||Computer Security I||4|
|CNT 206||Internetworking I - Fundamentals||4|
|CNT 211||Administering and Managing Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory||4|
|CSS 200||Computer Security II||4|
|Elective(s)||Social and Behavioral Science||3|
|CNT 216||Internetworking II - Routers||4|
|CSS 205||Computer Security III||4|
|Elective(s)||Arts and Humanities**||3|
|CSS 210||Computer Security IV||4|
|CSS 212||Computer Security V||4|
|CSS 220||Computer Security VI||4|
- Total Credits Required
*Choose one of the following courses: MTH 169, MTH 176, MTH 178 or MTH 181.
MTH 181 satisfies the requirements of EMU's Technology Management program.
**See the EMU Diverse World Requirement list.
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