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

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


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 - Networking (AAS.CIS.NETWORK): 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

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  
(English Composition GER)
3 credit hours    
MAT 135 - Statistics  OR MAT 137 - College Algebra 
Students may select a more advanced 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 & 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 and 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 131 - Networking 2  
4 credit hours     
CTS 140 - Network Security Fundamentals  
4 credit hours     
CTP 114 - Python for Everyone    2 credit hours       

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 230 - Networking 3  
4 credit hours     
CTS 233 - Network Programming  
4 credit hours      
CTS 234 - Windows Server  
4 credit hours     
CYB 270 - Cyber Capstone 
1 credit hour    
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  
STM 213 - Professional Skills for STEM  
5 credit hours    

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