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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Security Program A.S.

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This A.S. degree program prepares graduates for careers in the field of Computer and Information Security, equipping them with marketable skills and a targeted knowledge of the infrastructure that supports IT in business. The hands-on labs built into this program ensure that the graduates will have gone far beyond just theoretical studies.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Express ideas effectively through written and oral communication;
  2. Acquire competence in algebraic logic, including Boolean operators;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of connections between various disciplines;
  4. Understand the basic structure of the Internet and e-commerce, in particular;
  5. Work with and study the transmission infrastructure and client/server hardware and software that supports the Internet;
  6. Skilled in web servers and management software;
  7. Understand team dynamics and working in groups, particularly in relation to the functioning of critical incident response teams;
  8. Design and construct multiple types of networks, paying particular attention to their vulnerabilities;
  9. Apply security hardware and software to network structures;
  10. Lay out the framework for a generic security policy manual, identifying the items to be protected, parties responsible, and plan for response when a security breach is uncovered; and
  11. Utilize the risk management model to identify corporate threats and assess them in terms of their likelihood and impact.

Requirements (64-66 Credits)

College Core Requirements (28-30 Credits)

Recommended Sequence of Study


* One of these electives must be an Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) course.

** See program coordinator for qualifying course.

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