2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Information Technology - Systems Security Diploma (D25590S)

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum with a diploma in Systems Security prepares graduates for positions in cybersecurity with organizations that use computers to design, process, manage, communicate, and secure information.

Course work includes development of a student's ability to communicate and solve technical issues related to information support and services as well as networked systems and security hardware. Students will develop an ability to prevent, detect, and mitigate security breaches by employing countermeasures and penetration testing.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies that rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CTI 110Web, Pgm, & Db Foundation
2
2

3

CTI 120Network & Sec Foundation
2
2

3

CTS 120Hardware/Software Support
2
3

3

NET 125Introduction to Networks
1
4

3

NET 126Routing Basics
1
4

3

NOS 110Operating Systems Concepts
2
3

3

NOS 120Linux/UNIX Single User
2
2

3

SEC 110Security Concepts
2
2

3

SEC 150Secure Communications
2
2

3

SEC 160Secure Admin I
2
2

3

Total Major Hours: 30

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

Total General Education Hours: 7

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 37

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

CTI 110Web, Pgm, & Db Foundation
2
2

3

CTI 120Network & Sec Foundation
2
2

3

CTS 120Hardware/Software Support
2
3

3

NOS 110Operating Systems Concepts
2
3

3

SEC 150Secure Communications
2
2

3

SEC 160Secure Admin I
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
12
16
19

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
NET 125Introduction to Networks
1
4

3

NET 126Routing Basics
1
4

3

NOS 120Linux/UNIX Single User
2
2

3

SEC 110Security Concepts
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
6
12
12

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
6
0
6

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 37