Information Assurance and CyberSecurity
This degree program prepares students to enter the high
demand field of information systems security. With the
increase of viruses and other security breeches, companies
need professionals who can protect their data and equipment
from internal and external security threats. Students in this
program gain hands-on experience with the latest hardware
and software and learn to implement appropriate information security
policies and procedures. Students planning to transfer should
select electives according to the requirements of the receiving
Information Technology Employment Information
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts increased
growth through 2012 for computer support specialists due
to the integration of sophisticated technologies and the need
to implement security measures. A wide variety of job
opportunities include technical support specialists, help-desk
technicians, computer security specialists, and systems
In addition to general education requirements for the Associate of
Applied Science, students will complete courses in Information Science (CIS 102),
Introduction to Business (BA 101), Information Systems Security (CISCO), Network Security (CIS 210), Computer Operating Systems (CIS 104),
Windows Server Operating System (CIS 211), Strategic Infrastructure Security (ISS 220), Network Defense and Countermeasures (ISS 221),
and Project Management (BA 225).
To provide realistic applications of learning and further prepare students
for this challenging career, students will complete lab projects using CISCO routers
and utilize simulations to understand system security issues, system vulnerabilities and
system intrusion detection.
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