HEGIS Code - 5199, CIP Code - 11.1003

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: CYBS-AAS

     The Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program will prepare students for an entry-level career in the cybersecurity industry. It will also provide opportunities for those employed in the information technology field to enhance their knowledge and credentials and advance in their careers. The program emphasizes network and computer systems security and information assurance concepts augmented by current cybersecurity industry standards and techniques. Major topics covered in the proposed program include threats and vulnerabilities, prevention at the technical (hardware and software) and human levels, detection, responses and management aspects of information security. Entry-level position responsibilities in cybersecurity include, but are not limited to: maintaining computer network infrastructure and security; designing, administering and/or securing enterprise information/networks; securing computer assets connected to the internet; installing, configuring and securing IP telephony systems; configuring and securing remote access networks; providing technical support and configuring and repairing endpoint devices.

     Degree candidates study core information technology competencies including small-to-enterprise business networking, multi-OS server and client network administration and computer hardware and operating systems. In addition to these core competencies, students have team projects and capstone activities that develop a foundation in network security with emphasis in health care network security, information assurance, and/or enterprise network design security.

FIRST SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
CYB101: College Seminar for Cybersecurity 1
CYB111: CCNA Introduction to Networks 3
CYB112: Script Programming 3
CYB115: Client Operating Systems 4
  MAT111: Algebra II 4
  Physical Education 1

SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
CYB121: CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials 3
CYB125: Cybersecurity Fundamentals 3
CYB126: Intranetworking and Infrastructure 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  Social Sciences Elective 3
  Physical Education 1

THIRD SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
COM101: Introduction to Human Communications 3
CYB231: CCNA Scaling Networks and Energy Management 3
CYB232: CCNA Connecting Networks 3
CYB233: CCNA Security 4
  English Elective 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
CYB241: CCNA Voice and Multimedia Security 3
CYB242: Information Security Capstone 3
CYB260: CCNA Health Information Networking Security
or CYB280: Cybersecurity Internship
  Laboratory Elective 4
  Social Sciences Elective 3


These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.