Information Security (AAS)

Program Information

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.

Program Notes

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 Science) are suggested are flexible and may be switched in sequence. You should consider taking one or more of these courses during the summer session in order to distribute your class load more evenly between the semesters.

A total of 12-16 credits of Restricted Electives are required for this program. Some restricted electives may have prerequisites and/or corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking restricted electives that had additional requisites, you will need to adjust your academic plan to incorporate these courses, or obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements based on prior experience and/or training.

For more information, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

 

Name: SID:
Advisor: Catalog Year:

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 16-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year
ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 107 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
MAT 150 College Algebra / Functions OR

Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course. (3-5 credits)

5    
CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems 3    
CIS 126AL LINUX Operating System I OR 1    
CIS 126DL LINUX Operating System 3    
CNT 140AA Introduction to Networks 4    
Semester II 12-15 Credits Grade Sem/Year

If you need to take more than 18 credits, college approval is required.

CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

Test Reading Exempt on the district placement test. (0-3 credits)

3    
SB ANY Any approved General Education course from the Social Behavioral Sciences area. 3    
BPC 170 Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I 3    
MST 150EI Configuring Windows 8 3    
ITS 110 Information Security Fundamentals 4    
Semester III 18-20 Credits Grade Sem/Year

If you need to take more than 18 credits, college approval is required.

ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
ITS 120 Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues 3    
ITS 130 Operating System Security 3    
CIS 238DL LINUX System Administration 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select 6-8 credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

*    
Semester IV 13-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year

You should apply for graduation this semester. See an Academic Advisor for help, if needed.

COMANY Any Communications (COM) course(s) 3    
HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 3    
NS ANY Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area. 4    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select 6-8 credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

*    
Restricted Electives 12-16 Credits Grade Sem/Year

The following restricted electives are offered at GCC. Choose any combination from the list of options below to complete a total of 12 credits. A minimum of six (6) credits must be ITS prefixed courses. Courses used to meet other required areas may not be used to satisfy this program requirement unless otherwise stated. For assistance with course selection, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

CIS ANY Any Computer Information Systems (CIS) course

Select any CIS 100-level Level I programming course. (3 credits)

*    
CNT 150AA Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4    
CNT 160AA Scaling Networks 4    
CNT 170AA Cisco - Connecting Networks 4    
CNT 205 CCNA Security 4    
ITS ANY Any Information Technology Security (ITS) Course *    

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