Computer Information Systems – Cybersecurity – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 0708.00

This cybersecurity program prepares students with necessary skills to seek employment in the field of Information Technology to administer enterprise network security.  Instruction includes training in basic enterprise system and network administration with an emphasis on system and network security, and computer forensics.  Students are exposed to a wide variety of security analysis/defensive tools, and students implement these tools.  Upon completion of coursework, students will have the foundation needed to pursue industry certifications such as Python Institute Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer (PCEP), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Cisco CCT Routing & Switching, Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate, and Microsoft Windows System Administration or CompTIA Linux+/LPI Linux Administrator.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Describe basic enterprise system and network administration, security administration, and computer forensics.
  2. Apply skills needed to:
    1. Plan, implement, and maintain enterprise network solutions.
    2. Plan, implement, and maintain enterprise operating system solutions.
    3. Plan, implement, and support network security solutions.
    4. Conduct digital investigations that conform to accepted professional standards.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required Courses
CIS 012INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING USING PYTHON3
CIS 041CCNA: INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS3
CIS 042CCNA: ROUTING, SWITCHING, AND WIRELESS ESSENTIALS3
CIS 045MCP: MICROSOFT WINDOWS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION3
or CIS 040 UNIX/LINUX ADMINISTRATION
CIS 061INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY3
CIS 063INTRODUCTION TO CYBERSECURITY: ETHICAL HACKING3
CIS 065DIGITAL FORENSICS FUNDAMENTALS3
Required Electives (3-4 units)3-4
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIALS
INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
UNIX/LINUX ADMINISTRATION
MCP: MICROSOFT WINDOWS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
VCP-DCV: VMWARE VSPHERE ADMINISTRATION
CCNA: ENTERPRISE NETWORKING, SECURITY, AND AUTOMATION
Total Units24-25

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree