Computer and Information Sciences - Cyber Security Specialization AAS



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing

Overview of computer systems - hardware operating systems the Internet and application software including word processing spreadsheets presentation graphics and databases. Current topics such as the effect of computers on society and the history and use of computers in business educational and other interdisciplinary settings are also studied. This course is not intended to count toward a student's major field of study in business or computer science.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies

Instruction in networking technologies and their implementation. Topics include the OSI reference model network protocols transmission media and networking hardware and software.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security

Instruction in security for network hardware software and data including physical security; backup procedures; relevant tools encryption; and protection from viruses.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSY 2301 Firewalls and Network Security

Identify elements of firewall design types of security threats and responses to security attacks. Use Best Practices to design implement and monitor a network security plan. Examine security incident postmortem reporting and ongoing newtork security activities.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

ITSY 1342 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSY 2330 Intrusion Detection

Computer information systems security monitoring intrusion detection and crisis management. Includes alarm management signature configuration sensor configuration and troubleshooting components. Emphasizes identifying resolving and documenting network crises and activating the response team.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

ITSY 1342 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
15

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
ITSY 2345 Network Defense and Countermeasures

This is a practical application and comprehensive course that includes the planning design and construction of defenses for a complex network that will sustain an attack document events and mitigate the effects of the attack.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

ITSY 1342 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSY 2343 Computer System Forensics

In-depth study of system forensics including methodologies used for analysis of computer security breaches. Collect document and evaluate evidence to perform postmortem analysis of security breach.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

ITSY 1342 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSC 1307 UNIX Operating System I

A study of the UNIX operating system including multi-user concepts terminal emulation use of system editor basic UNIX commands and writing script files. Topics include introductory systems management concepts.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers

Configure peripherals and devices; set up servers; configure directory replication; manage licensing; create and manage system policies and profiles; administer remote servers and disk resources; create and share resources; implement fault-tolerance; configure servers for interoperability; install and configure Remote Access Service (RAS); and identify and monitor performance bottlenecks and resolve configuration problems.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSC 1321 Intermediate PC Operating Systems

Custom operating system installation configuration and troubleshooting; management of file systems memory storage and peripheral devices.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
15


Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware

A study of current personal computer hardware including personal computer assembly and upgrading setup and configuration and troubleshooting.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSY 2341 Security Management Practices

In-depth coverage of security management practices including assess evaluation and risk management; cyber law and ethics issues; policies and procedures; business recovery and business continuity planning; network security design; and developing and maintaining a security plan.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

ITSY 1342 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSY 2342 Incident Response and Handling

In-depth coverage of incident response and incident handling including identifying sources of attacks and security breaches; analyzing security logs; recovering the system to normal; performing postmortem analysis; and implementing and modifying security measures.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

ITSY 1342 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MATH 1314 College Algebra

In-depth study and applications of polynomial rational radical exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of equations using matrices.  Additional topics such as sequences permutations combinations and probability may be included as time permits. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week
Prerequisites

TSI Complete

Choose 1 Speech Course
Total Credit Hours
15

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications

Introduces and develops foundational skills in applying essential and emerging business productivity information technology tools. The focus of this course is on business productivity software applications including word processing spreadsheets databases presentation graphics data analytics and business-oriented utilization of the internet.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

Knowledge of keyboard.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSC 2335 Application Software Problem Solving

Utilization of current application software to solve advanced problems and generate customized solutions. This course constitutes a capstone course for students enrolled in a certificate program.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.
Prerequisites

Approval of the instructor.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSC 2386 Internship - Computer and Information Sciences General

A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the College and the employer. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the College and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour lecture and 12 hours of work experience each week.
Prerequisites

Enrollment in an A.A.S. Computer and Information Sciences degree program sophomore standing and approval of the instructor.

PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of behavior. Special emphasis is placed on methods of research and critical thinking skills. This is a survey course and covers a variety of topics theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. PSYC 2301 is reading and writing intensive and is a college sophomore course.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Total Credit Hours
15


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This curriculum offers the student an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a computer networking specialist in a variety of working environments. Applied skills are developed through "hand-on" training utilizing modern computer equipment and software. Deviations from a degree plan will require a recommendation from the faculty advisor and approval of the Associate Vice President for Workforce Development. CIP: 11.0201


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