Information Security Specialist

Diploma Program
IS12

Program Description
The information security specialist diploma is designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing.  Program graduates receive an information security diploma. (Program Length:  4 Semesters Minimum)

Employment Opportunities
Information security specialists in business and industrial firms, financial institutions, government agencies, software developers, and Internet Service Providers

Gainful Employment


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential General Education Courses

 

8

Fundamentals of English I

ENGL 1010

3

Foundations of Mathematics

MATH 1012

3

Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development

EMPL 1000

2

Essential Technical Courses

 

36

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

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

Microsoft Concentration

ISM2

12

Microsoft Client

CIST 2411

4

Microsoft Server Directory Services

CIST 2412

4

Microsoft Server Infrastructure

CIST 2413

4

Unix/Linux Concentration

ISL2

12

Introduction to Unix/Linux

CIST 2431

4

Unix/Linux Server

CIST 2432

4

Unix/Linux Advanced Server

CIST 2433

4

CISCO Exploration Concentration

ISC2

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

56

**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, CIST 1001, CIST 1122, and ENGL 1010

Note: Some courses may have additional prerequisites not listed in the curriculum. Please refer to individual course descriptions for further information.