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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Cyber Security

DeMaria, Matthew

Program Coordinator for Information Systems & Cyber Security
304-367-4184
202B Engineering Tech Building
Program Purpose: 

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Systems Technology with a concentration in Cyber Security provides students with valuable skills and knowledge in computer and network design, installation, support and computer and network security. The program enables and encourages students to learn essential problem-solving skills, industry best-practices, software applications, and core technical skills used by information systems and technology industry professionals. Additional Cyber Security skills will focus on intrusion prevention and detection, proactive support and penetration testing. The program also prepares students to take information technology industry certifications, e.g. CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), CompTIA Security+ and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

Opportunities: 
  • Computer Network Defense Analyst
  • Computer Network Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Customer Service and Technical Support
  • Computer User Support
  • Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Defense Technician
  • Network Services
  • Network Support
  • Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst
  • Red Team Technician
  • Systems Administrator

Gainful Employment Opportunities

Program Specific Admission Requirements: 
 

Program Application

Program Total Credit Hours: 
60 CHs
Support Coursework: 
15 CHs

COM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

ENGL 1108

Written English II
3
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)

ENGL 1109 may be substituted for ENGL 1108

COMM 2201 may be substituted for COMM 2200

Program Specific Required Coursework: 
45 CHs

INFO 2200

Fundamentals of Information Systems
3
CH(s)

INFO 2205

Information Technology: Hardware and Operating Systems
3
CH(s)

INFO 2206

Advanced Hardware & Operating Systems
3
CH(s)

INFO 2207

Windows Server Installation and Maintenance
3
CH(s)

INFO 2230

Fundamentals of Linux
3
CH(s)

INFO 2240

Programming, Data & File Structures
3
CH(s)

INFO 2250

Networking Fundamentals
3
CH(s)

INFO 2251

Router Theory and Router Technologies
3
CH(s)

INFO 2256

Information Security
3
CH(s)

INFO 2300

Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems Fundamentals
3
CH(s)

INFO 2305

Windows Server System Administration
3
CH(s)

INFO 2310

Network Security I: Network Security Fundamental
3
CH(s)

INFO 2315

Linux Server Administration
3
CH(s)

INFO 2320

Ethical Hacking & Systems Defense
3
CH(s)

INFO 2995

Professional Internship and Portfolio Development
3
CH(s)
Model Schedule
Fall Semester

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

INFO 2205

Information Technology: Hardware and Operating Systems
3
CH(s)

INFO 2250

Networking Fundamentals
3
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
Spring Semester

COM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1108

Written English II
3
CH(s)

INFO 2200

Fundamentals of Information Systems
3
CH(s)

INFO 2206

Advanced Hardware & Operating Systems
3
CH(s)

INFO 2251

Router Theory and Router Technologies
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs

ENGL 1109 may be substituted for ENGL 1108

COMM 2201 may be substituted for COMM 2200

Fall Semester

INFO 2207

Windows Server Installation and Maintenance
3
CH(s)

INFO 2230

Fundamentals of Linux
3
CH(s)

INFO 2240

Programming, Data & File Structures
3
CH(s)

INFO 2256

Information Security
3
CH(s)

INFO 2300

Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems Fundamentals
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs

INFO 2305

Windows Server System Administration
3
CH(s)

INFO 2310

Network Security I: Network Security Fundamental
3
CH(s)

INFO 2315

Linux Server Administration
3
CH(s)

INFO 2320

Ethical Hacking & Systems Defense
3
CH(s)

INFO 2995

Professional Internship and Portfolio Development
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
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