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Planner for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity - Security (A.A.S.)


Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Code: AAS.CIS.SECURITY

Total Credit Hours: a minimum of 61

Purpose: Provides training in computer security disciplines with three specific focus areas: security, digital forensics and networking. These degrees prepare students for entry level positions in information assurance and cybersecurity.

Additional Program Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in each Information Assurance and Cybersecurity program course requirement.

About this concentration:

Information Assurance and Cybersecurity - Security (code AAS.CIS.SECURITY): The Security concentration prepares students for entry-level careers in information assurance and cybersecurity. Computer security and information assurance concepts are augmented with current industry practices and tools. The program fully maps to National Security Telecommunications and System Security Instruction (NSTISSI) 4011 and 4013 standards. The program objectives support the CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) certifications, but does not provide certification exam training or certification testing.  

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory): Mary Wallingsford

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  
3 credit hours    
MAT 137 - College Algebra  
Students may select a more advanced general education mathematics course if qualified.
(Mathematics GER)
3 credit hours     
CTS 107 - Cyber Essentials  
(Technology Requirement GER)
3 credit hours     
CTP 194 - Ethics and the Information Age  
(Arts & Humanities GER)
3 credit hours     
BIO 135 - Principles of Nutrition  
(Biological and Physical Sciences/Wellness Requirement GER)
3 credit hours     

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
(English Composition GER)
3 credit hours     
Social and Behavioral Sciences GER 
Students must satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the Social & Behavioral Science general education requirement.
3 credit hours    
CTS 110 - Network Essentials  
4 credit hours     
CTS 120 - Introduction to UNIX/LINUX   4 credit hours     

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 130 - Networking 1  
4 credit hours     
CTS 140 - Network Security Fundamentals  
4 credit hours     
CTS 234 - Windows Server  
4 credit hours     
Electives from approved elective list
CTS 170 - Digital Forensics 1 
CTS 216 - Network Forensics 
CTS 222 - UNIX/LINUX System Administration 
CTS 236 - Virtualization & Cloud 
STM 213 - Professional Skills for STEM  
4 credit hours    

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 131 - Networking 2  
4 credit hours     
CTS 240 - Advanced Network Defense  
4 credit hours     
CTS 242 - Network Intrusion Detection and Penetration Testing  
4 credit hours      
Elective(s) from approved elective list.
CTS 170 - Digital Forensics 1  
CTS 216 - Network Forensics  
CTS 222 - UNIX/LINUX System Administration  
CTS 236 - Virtualization & Cloud  
CYB 270 - Cyber Capstone  
STM 213 - Professional Skills for STEM   
4 credit hours    

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