This program will provide students with a strong foundation needed in the field of information security and cyber defense. The program will focus on established methodologies in cyber defense and will provide students with applicable skills in Windows and Linux operating systems security and administration, secure network design and implementation, web security, ethical hacking, digital forensics, risk assessment, management and mitigation techniques, and security policy/standards used to appropriately defend the various domains of information security to control access and reduce organizational risk.
The Associate of Science degree in Information Security and CyberDefense will provide a pathway for current and future Certificate of Achievement completers to also complete an associate degree. Several of the courses in this degree are articulated to several four-year institutions. The goal of the Associate of Science in Information Security and Cyber Defense is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of cyber defense. Students will be prepared for transfer to four-year programs with the knowledge and skills acquired. The program is designed to align with industry and government agency curriculum standards such as those established by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Students will acquire basic skills in:
The core courses required for this Major are (24 units):
(Y1 or S1)
|CIS-21A||Linux Operating System Administration||3||Y1|
|CIS-25||Information and Communication Technology Essentials||4||Y1|
|CIS-26A||Cisco Networking Academy 1A||4||Y1|
|CIS-26B||Cisco Networking Academy 1B||4||Y1|
|CIS-27||Information and Network security||3||Y1|
|CIS-27A||Computer Forensic Fundamentals||3||Y2|
|CIS-27B||Introduction to Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacking||3||Y2|
The above courses also align with and prepare for the following industry certifications: A+, Linux+, Security+, CCNA, CEH, CHFI.
1 additional elective course should be chosen from the list below (4 units):
(Y1 or S1)
|CIS-5||Programming Concepts and Methodology||4||Y2|
|CIS-26F||Cisco Networking Security||4||Y2|