The Information Security Program provides the skills for students to become highly skilled computer systems security professionals and to train individuals for entry-level positions as data security analyst, systems security administrators and network security administrators. In this program, students will master the latest security technologies and will examine the issues of information security awareness, network security hardware, systems and network security planning and defense, network security organization and the legal and ethical issues associated with information systems security. Students also will complete a capstone project and will design information security systems and implement a security strategy for a network. Students completing this degree program will be able to use the curriculum fundamentals learned to prepare for the A+, CCNA, Network+, Security+, and SCNP industry certification exams. Students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in Information Assurance, Information Security or related programs at area four-year institutions should work closely with the Information and Engineering Technology department chair and Advising in order to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.
Learning Foundations Overall Requirements
- All students must read English at an acceptable level in order to begin college-level courses. The college assesses two levels of reading proficiency as shown below. Both must be satisfied in order to enroll in college-level classes.
- Meet a basic reading standard by placement exam score by taking DVR-0051 or ESL-0105, or by exemption due to prior college coursework.
- Meet college-level reading standards by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0061 DVR-0071 or ESL-0106, or by exemption as a result of prior college coursework.
- The college assesses English writing proficiency at three levels as a prerequisite to enrollment in EGL-1010, the first college-level writing course. Those three levels are outlined below.
- Meet the minimum English proficiency requirement by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0009 or ESL-0102 or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet intermediate level English proficiency requirements by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0011 or ESL-0201, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet pre-college level English requirements by placement exam score, by completing EGL-0100 or ESL-0202, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- All students must satisfy the college's requirement for a solid foundation in mathematics. Students can document this foundation either with satisfactory placement test scores, with an exemption posted as a result of courses taken elsewhere, or with satisfactory performance in one or more developmental mathematics courses. In addition, all students must complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 along with their first developmental math course.
- Meet the most basic arithmetic requirement by completing DLS-0011 or a satisfactory score on the placement test.
- Meet prealgebra requirements by completing DVM-0031 or with a satisfactory placement test score.
- Meet elementary algebra requirements by completing DVM-0071 or achieving a satisfactory placement score.
- Meet intermediate algebra requirements by completing MAT-0104 or by achieving a satisfactory placment test score.
- Complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 in the same semester you take DVM-0031.
General Education - English Composition
Humanities Course Unrestricted
General Education - Mathematics
General Education - Science
- Complete one science course (3-4 credits) from BIO-1010,1020,1080,1100,1110,1130,1140,2050,2060,2100; CHM-1010,1020; GEO-1010; HRT-1010; NTR-1010,1100; PHY-1010,1020,1030,1570; PSC-1010,1050,1070,1150,1200,1210.
General Education - Social Sciences (A.A.S.)
- Complete 1 Social Science course from the following list: ANT-1010, 1030; ECN-1010, 1030, 1040; GEO-1000, 1010; HST-1310, 1320, 1370, 1410, 1430, 1510, 1530, 2160, 2230, 2470; POS-1000, 1010, 1020; PSY-1010, 2010, 2030, 2040, 2070, 2080, 2160, 2190; SOC-1010, 2010; WMS-1010.
General Education - Information Technology
Information Security (A.A.S.)
General Electives - 3 Credits
- Complete 3 credit hours from any subject. NOTE: PED courses may not be used to meet this requirement.