Applied Technology

Cybersecurity And Networking
Associate of Applied Science (Two year program)

The mission of the Cybersecurity & Networking program is to provide students with the skills necessary to work as a support technician within organizations that provide and utilize diverse IT infrastructures. All of the core courses in the curriculum have practical components that provide students with hands-on experience utilizing essential diagnostic hardware and software development tools. The curriculum focuses on building critical thinking and problem solving skills with an emphasis on practical applications. Students will refine their skills in the areas of operating systems, computer networks and cybersecurity. The program will also prepare a student for further studies and/or certification in areas such as network engineering, information security assurance, forensic computer analysis and advanced cybersecurity.

This program provides the student the opportunity:

  • Acquire specific knowledge of operating systems, network hardware and security features relevant to professionals within an IT team.
  • Acquire relevant skills to prepare the student for career and advanced certifications or degrees.

The graduate of this program is able to:

  • Function effectively on teams to solve IT related problems utilizing software diagnostic tools.
  • Sustain (setup, maintain, and evaluate) network environments.
  • Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation or administration of computer-based systems.
  • Create (design, program and implement) a secure computer network system.
  • Operate (work with, setup, or evaluate) basic analog and digital electronic test equipment effectively.

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Required Courses / Recommended Sequence
CST-103 - PC Operating Systems Technology, 3 credits
EMS-207 - Cardio-Pulmoniary Resuscitation (CPR), 1 credits
or HPE-207 - Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, 1 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition, 3 credits
FYE-101 - First Year Experience, 1 credits
MAT-101 - Survey of Mathematics I, 3 credits
PSY-103 - General Psychology, 3 credits
CST-105 - Microcomputer Architecture & Multimedia Systems, 3 credits
CST-115 - Data Communications Infrastructures, 3 credits
EET-120 - Electrical Theory, 4 credits
GET-134 - Introduction to Computer Programmimg, 3 credits
PHI-150 - Introduction to Philosophy, 3 credits
CST-210 - Endpoint Security, 3 credits
CST-225 - Systems Networking, 4 credits
CST-227 - Linux/UNIX Operating Systems, 3 credits
EET-205 - Digital Circuits, 3 credits
ENG-261 - Technical Communications, 3 credits
or SPE-125 - Fundamentals of Speech, 3 credits
CJU-215 - Cyber Crime, 3 credits
CST-220 - Network Security Issues, 3 credits
CST-230 - TCP/IP and Network Routers, 3 credits
CST-232 - Forensic Analysis in a Windows Environment, 3 credits
PHY-121 - Technical Physics (Mechanical), 4 credits

Total Credits for Degree: 62

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