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 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


MICROSOFT CONCENTRATION
ISM3

1st SEMESTER
13 Hours

FYES 1000 First Year Experience

CIST 1001 Computer Concepts

ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric

CIST 1122 Hardware Install & Maintenance

2nd SEMESTER
14 Hours

CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundament

CIST 1601 Information Security Fund

CIST 1602 Security Policies & Procedures

CIST 2411 Microsoft Client


3rd SEMESTER
16 Hours

CIST 2412 Microsoft Server Directory Serv

CIST xxxx Elective

CIST 2601 Implement Operat Syst Security

CIST 2602 Network Security

4th SEMESTER
14 Hours

CIST 2611 Implem Internet/Intranet Firewall

CIST 2612 Computer Forensics

General Education Area III – MATH 1111, MATH 1101 or MATH 1100

General Education Area II *


5th SEMESTER
10 Hours

CIST 2413 Microsoft Server Infrastructure

General Education Area IV *

General Education Class (any Gen Ed area) *



UNIX/LINUX CONCENTRATION
ISL3

1st SEMESTER
13 Hours

FYES 1000 First Year Experience

CIST 1001 Computer Concepts

ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric

CIST 1122 Hardware Install & Maintenance

2nd SEMESTER
14 Hours

CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundament

CIST 1601 Information Security Fund

CIST 1602 Security Policies&Procedures

CIST 2431 Introduction UNIX/Linux


3rd SEMESTER
16 Hours

CIST 2432 UNIX/Linux Server

CIST 2433 UNIX/Linux Advanced Server

CIST 2601 Implement Operat Syst Security

CIST 2602 Network Security

4th SEMESTER
14 Hours

CIST 2611 ImplemInternet/IntranetFirewall

CIST 2612 Computer Forensics

General Education Area III – MATH 1111, MATH 1101, or MATH 1100

General Education Area II *


5th SEMESTER
10 Hours

CIST xxxx Elective

General Education Area IV *

General Education Class (any Gen Ed Area) *



CISCO EXPLORATION CONCENTRATION
ISC3

1st SEMESTER
13 Hours

FYES 1000 First Year Experience

CIST 1001 Computer Concepts

ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric

CIST 1122 Hardware Install & Maintenance

2nd SEMESTER
13 Hours

CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundament

CIST 1601 Information Security Fund

CIST 1602 Security Policies & Procedures

General Education Area II *


3rd SEMESTER
16 Hours

CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals

CIST 2601 Implement Operat Syst Security

CIST 2602 Network Security

CIST xxxx Elective

4th SEMESTER
16 Hours

CIST 2452 Cisco Routng Protocols & Concpts (Term B)

CIST 2453 Cisco LAN Switching & Wireless (Term C)

CIST 2611 Implem Internet/Intranet Firewall

CIST 2612 Computer Forensics


5th SEMESTER
9 Hours

General Education Area III – MATH 1111, MATH 1100 or MATH 1101

General Education Area IV *

General Education Class (Any Gen Ed Area) *



67 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

Term B (1st mini semester) Course, Term C (2nd mini semester) Course

Elective(s): any CIST, CRJU 1010, CRJU 2050.

For the general educational courses noted with an (*), students can select from classes listed on pages 89-90. All associate's degree students are required to take a minimum of 15 general educational course credits. A minimum of one course must be selected from course Area I, Area II, Area III and Area IV.