Dec 06, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

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): This program emphasizes computer security and information assurance concepts augmented with current accepted industry practices. Topics cover threats and vulnerabilities, prevention at the technical (hardware and software) and human levels, detection, response, and management aspects of security. This program fully maps to the requirements of DHS/NSA Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory): Will Seabrook

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 135 - Statistics  OR 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 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:
Students may take any combination of electives below; students must achieve a total of 7 credit hours of electives for the award of this degree.
CTP 114 - Python for Everyone  
CTP 115 - Introductory Object-Oriented Program Analysis and Design  
CTP 130 - Programming in PHP/MySQL  
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      
CYB 270 - Cyber Capstone 
 
1 credit hour    
Electives from approved elective list:
Students may take any combination of electives below; students must achieve a total of 7 credit hours of electives for the award of this degree.
CTP 114 - Python for Everyone  
CTP 115 - Introductory Object-Oriented Program Analysis and Design  
CTP 130 - Programming in PHP/MySQL  
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  
3 credit hours    

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