Information Security Specialist

Associate of Applied Science Degree
IS23

Program Description
The information security specialist degree is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Program graduates are to be competent in the general areas of language arts and communications, humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, computer networking and information security. Program graduates receive an information security specialist associate of applied science degree. (Program Length: 5 Semesters Minimum)

Employment Opportunities
Information security specialists in business and industrial firms, financial institutions, government agencies, software developers, and internet service providers


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential General Education Core Courses

 

15

Area I – Language Arts/Communication
(Successful completion of ENGL 1101 is required)

Composition and Rhetoric

ENGL 1101

3

Literature and Composition

ENGL 1102

3

Public Speaking

SPCH 1101

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (Choose ONE of the following)

Principles of Economics

ECON 1101

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2105

3

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2106

3

Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 1101

3

World History I

HIST 1111

3

World History II

HIST 1112

3

U. S. History I

HIST 2111

3

U. S. History II

HIST 2112

3

American Government

POLS 1101

3

Introductory Psychology

PSYC 1101

3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
(Successful completion of MATH 1111 or MATH 1100 or MATH 1101 is required)

College Algebra

MATH 1111

3

Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

MATH 1100

3

Math Modeling

MATH 1101

3

Physical Science I

PHSC 1111

3

Conceptual Physics & Lab

PHYS 1110/L

3/1

Introductory Physics I & Lab

PHYS 1111/L

3/1

Biology I & Lab

BIOL 1111/L

3/1

Chemistry I & Lab

CHEM 1211/L

3/1

Chemistry II & Lab

CHEM 1212/L

3/1

College Trigonometry

MATH 1112

3

Precalculus

MATH 1113

3

Introduction to Statistics

MATH 1127

3

Calculus I

MATH 1131

3

Calculus II

MATH 1132

3

Area IV – Humanities/Fine Arts (Choose ONE of the following)

Art Appreciation

ARTS 1101

3

American Literature

ENGL 2130

3

Introduction to Humanities

HUMN1101

3

Music Appreciation

MUSC 1101

3

General Education Elective: To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in general education courses, an additional 3 semester credit hours must be taken from Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV. Students can view the complete list of classes on pages 90-91.

Essential Technical Courses

 

40

First Year Experience

FYES 1000

2

Computer Concepts

CIST 1001

4

Hardware Installation and Maintenance

CIST 1122

4

Computer Networking Fundamentals

CIST 1401

4

Information Security Fundamentals

CIST 1601

3

Security Policies and Procedures

CIST 1602

3

Implementing Operating Systems Security

CIST 2601

4

Network Security

CIST 2602

4

Implementing Internet/Intranet Firewalls

CIST 2611

4

Computer Forensics

CIST 2612

4

Elective(s)

CIST xxxx

4

(Completion of ONE of the following concentrations is required for graduation.)

Microsoft Concentration

ISM3

12

Microsoft Client

CIST 2411

4

Microsoft Server Directory Services

CIST 2412

4

Microsoft Server Infrastructure

CIST 2413

4

Unix/Linux Concentration

ISL3

12

Introduction to Unix/Linux

CIST 2431

4

Unix/Linux Server

CIST 2432

4

Unix/Linux Advanced Server

CIST 2433

4

CISCO Exploration Concentration

ISC3

12

Cisco Networking Fundamentals

CIST 2451

4

Cisco Routing Protocols and Concepts

CIST 2452

4

Cisco LAN Switching and Wireless

CIST 2453

4

 

Total Hours

67

Elective(s): any CIST course(s) not required for program completion or CRJU 1010, CRJU 2050.

**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, CIST 1001, CIST 1122, and ENGL 1101