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Planner for Online Courses Information Assurance and Cybersecurity - Networking (A.A.S.)

This planner contains a recommended sequence of courses to complete the degree online in five terms. Recommended courses are high-enrolled courses that can be expected to have online sections in the term in which they appear. Other courses from the same category can be substituted when they meet the program requirements. Refer to the course catalog, your academic advisor or your academic chair for more information.

Refer to AACC’s Transfer Agreements page: https://www.aacc.edu/resources/academic-services/transfer-services/transfer-agreements/.

Official Title of Major: Information Assurance and Cybersecurity - Networking, A.A.S.

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

Total Credit Hours: a minimum of 61

About the Cybersecurity, Networking and Digital Forensics Department

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.

Information Assurance and Cybersecurity - Networking: This program emphasizes installing, repairing and administering local and wide area networks. The program incorporates a study of data communication fundamentals together with an in-depth study of current networking architectures and protocols. Client/server and peer networks are studied together with hands-on laboratory time working with Microsoft, Linux and Cisco systems.

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Adrian Pringle

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 (Fall)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1 / ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1   3 credit hours    
Required General Education Mathematics
MAT 135 - Statistics  OR MAT 137 - College Algebra  
3 credit hours     
Technology Requirement
CTS 107 - Cyber Essentials  
3 credit hours     
Required General Education Arts and Humanities
CTP 194 - Ethics and the Information Age  
3 credit hours     

Term 2 (Spring)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours     
CTS 110 - Network Essentials 
4 credit hours     
CTS 120 - Introduction to Linux   4 credit hours     
Required General Education Biological and Physical Science/Wellness Requirement
BIO 135 - Principles of Nutrition  
Students who have already satisfied the college Wellness Requirement may elect to take any Biological and Physical Sciences General Education Requirement course.
3 credit hours     

Term 3 (Summer)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
General Education Social and Behavioral Science/Diversity Requirement
SOC 111 - Introduction to Sociology  OR GSS 101 - Introduction to Women’s Studies  
These are recommended courses for the online sequence. Students may substitute any course from the same general education category. Consult your academic advisor or refer to the college catalog.
The diversity requirement can be met here, or with another course.
3 credit hours    
CTS 140 - Network Security Fundamentals 
4 credit hours     
CTS 234 - Windows Server 
4 credit hours     

Term 4 (Fall)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Credits
CTS 130 - Networking 1 
4 credit hours     
CTS 131 - Networking 2 
4 credit hours      
CTP 114 - Python for Everyone    2 credit hours     

Term 5 (Spring)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 230 - Networking 3 
4 credit hours     
CTS 233 - Network Programming 
4 credit hours      
CYB 270 - Cyber Capstone 
1 credit hour    
Required Program Elective
Recommended courses for the online sequence: CTS 170, CTS 216, CTS 222, CTS 236. Students may substitute any approved program elective.
5 credit hours