Information Technology - Cybersecurity

The Information Technology – Cybersecurity program is designed to provide students with the skills needed for a career in information technology with a focus on cybersecurity. The program prepares students for the workforce or provides foundational skills for information technology programs at the university level.

Stackable Credentials

Full-Time Schedules

Occupational Skills Award - Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Certificate - Cybersecurity

Associate of Applied Science - I.T. - Cybersecurity

Occupational Skills Award - Cybersecurity Fundamentals

(This Occupational Skills Award offering will begin Spring 2021 pending approval of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges)

The Cybersecurity Fundamentals Occupational Skills Award is designed to provide students with a fundamental education for obtaining employment in information security.

Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security 3
ITSY 2301 Firewalls & Network Security 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2
ITSY 2342 Incident Response and Handling 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
 Total Semester Credit Hours9

Certificate - Cybersecurity

(This Certificate offering  will begin Spring 2021 pending approval of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges)

Level One Certificate

 The Cybersecurity Certificate is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education for obtaining employment in information security. This is a Level One Certificate.

Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security 3
ITSY 2301 Firewalls & Network Security 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
Semester #2
ITSC 1391 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General Linux 3
ITSY 2342 Incident Response and Handling 3
ITSY 2359 Security Assessment and Auditing 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Semester Credit Hours18

Associate of Applied Science - Cybersecurity

The Associate of Applied Science in IT Cybersecurity is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education for obtaining employment in various areas of the information technology field, including Computer Support, Network Administrator, and Information Security.

Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
ITNW 1308 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems 3
ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1332
Contemporary Math (Quantitative Reasoning)
or College Algebra
3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
ITSC 1391 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General Linux 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
HIST 1301
U S History I
or U S History II
3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #3
ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security 3
ITSC 2325 Advanced Linux 3
ITSY 2301 Firewalls & Network Security 3
COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I 3
PSYC 2301
General Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #4
ITSY 2342 Incident Response and Handling 3
ITSY 2359 Security Assessment and Auditing 3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
POFT 1300
Career Exploration/Planning
or Cooperative Education - Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
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