Information Security (AAS)
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Security degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge and tools to understand how networks, operating systems and programs function. Emphasis is placed on developing the theoretical and practical skills needed to maintain security on mission-critical data and systems. The program is designed to meet the training needs of government and industry employees. The program covers a variety of information security disciplines which include both vendor-neutral and vendor-specific information technology (IT) security training. The Information Security program prepares students for internationally recognized IT certifications and high demands in business, industry and government.
This degree program includes an embedded Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Linux Networking Administration.
You must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required within this program.
The semesters in which general education courses (SB, HU, COM, and SQ/SG) are suggested are flexible and may be switched in sequence. You should consider taking general education courses during summer sessions in order to distribute your credits more evenly between the semesters and reduce your load during the academic year.
You must complete fourteen (14) credits of Restricted Electives (REs). Courses used to meet other required areas may not be used to satisfy this program requirement. Please note that some restricted elective courses may have prerequisites and/or corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking courses that have additional requisites, you will need to adjust your academic plan to incorporate these courses, or obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements.
For more information, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.