Program Type: Career Program

Pathway: Technology

Program Total: 60 Credits

Program Description

The Cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity. 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 Cybersecurity, Information Security, or related programs at area four-year institutions should work closely with the IET Department chair and Advising in order to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Graduates of the Cybersecurity A.A.S. will be able to:

  • Plan and implement network router and switch configurations
  • Monitor the security infrastructure to analyze network problems and traffic flow
  • Identify and remove network security vulnerabilities and threats
  • Monitor and enforce an organizational security policy including contingency plans
  • Install, configure, and manage Windows network operating systems
  • Install, configure, and monitor a firewall
Required Courses

INT-1010 Introduction to Information Technology Credits: 3 Credits (Computer Literacy Institutional Requirement)

INT-1700 Understanding Operating Systems Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

MAT-1130 Mathematical Ideas Credits: 3 (Mathematics General Education Requirement)

EGL-1010 Composition I: Expository Writing Credits: 3 (English General Education Requirement)

SOC-1010 Introduction to Sociology Credits: 3 (Social Science General Education Requirement)

PAS-1000 First Year Experience Credits: 1 (Institutional Requirement)

INT-1450 CCNA 1: Introduction to Cisco Credits: 4 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

INT-1460 CCNA 2:Routing and Switching Essentials Credits: 4 (Program Requirement)

INT-1620 Security+ Preparation Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

INT-1111 Programming Logic and Design Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

EGL-1340 Writing About Technical Topics Credits: 3 (English General Education Requirement)

INT-2681 Ethical Hacking Certification Preparation Credits: 4 (Program Requirement)

INT-2300 Windows Desktop Operating System Credits: 3 (Program Elective) or

INT-2450 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks Credits: 4 Credits (Program Elective) or

INT-2721 Linux Operating System I Credits: 3 (Program Elective) or

FOS-2600 Computer Forensics I Credits: 3 Credits (Program Elective) or

INT-2690 CISSP Preparation Credits: 3 Credits (Program Elective) or

INT-2470 CCNA Security Credits: 4 Credits (Program Elective)

PHL-1330 Ethics Credits: 3 (Arts/Humanities General Education Requirement)

INT-2310 Windows Server Administration Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

NTR-1010 Introductory Nutrition Credits: 3 (Science No Lab General Education Requirement)

INT-2240 Introduction to Python Credits: 3 Credits (Program Requirement)

INT-2761 Linux Operating System II Credits: 3 (Program Elective) or

INT-2460 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks Credits: 4 Credits (Program Elective) or

BMT-2860 Cyber Law Credits: 3 Credits (Program Elective) or

BMT-2880 Emergency Management Credits: 3 (Program Elective)

INT-2840 Systems Analysis and Project Management Credits: 4 (Program Requirement)

INT-2910 Cooperative Education Credits: 1-3 Credits (Program Elective) or


Transferability

Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution's catalog to select transferable courses.
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