Program Description

The Computer Information Systems’ Cybersecurity program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking, Program graduates are qualified for employment as Information Security Specialists.

Degrees (72 hrs)
Networking Specialist Degree
core courses (15)
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
XXXX xxxx Social/Behavior Science course
(3)
MATH 1111 College Algebra
3
XXXX xxxx Humanities/Fine Arts course
(3)
Networking Specialist Degree 
occupational courses (51)
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts
4
CIST 1130 Operating Systems Concepts 3
CIST 1122 Hardware Installation and Maintenance
4
CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals
3
Select one of two courses below for Introductory-Level Networking Class for a min. of 4 cr.:
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals
(4)
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals
(4)
See advisor for list of approved CIS elective courses for min. 14 cr.:
CIST xxxx CIS Elective
3
CIST xxxx CIS Elective
3
CIST xxxx CIS Elective
4
CIST xxxx CIS Elective 4
AND Completion of one of two Specializations:
Microsoft Specialization-8M13 16 credits
 CIST 2411  Microsoft Client  4
 CIST 2412  Microsoft Server Directory Services  4
 CIST 2413  Microsoft Server Infrastructure  4
 CIST 2414  Microsoft Server Administrator  4
Cisco Exploration Specialization-8C23 16 credits
 CIST 2451  Introduction to Networks- CISCO  4
 CIST 2452 Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials 4
 CIST 2453  Cisco Scaling Networks 4
 CIST 2454  Cisco Connecting Networks  4


Diplomas (57 hrs)
Networking Specialist Diploma
core courses (8)
 
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I
3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics
3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development
2
Networking Specialist Diploma
occupational courses (46)
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts
4
CIST 1130 Operating Systems Concepts 3
CIST 1122 Hardware Installation and Maintenance
4
CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals
3
Select one of two courses below for Introductory-Level Networking Class for a min. of 4 cr.:
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals
(4)
CIST 2451 Cisco Network Fundamentals
(4)
See advisor for list of approved CIS elective courses for min. 14 cr.:
CIST xxxx CIS Elective
3
CIST xxxx CIS Elective
3
CIST xxxx CIS Elective
4
AND Completion of one of two Specializations:
Microsoft Specialization-8M13 16 credits
 CIST 2411  Microsoft Client  4
 CIST 2412  Microsoft Server Directory Services  4
 CIST 2413  Microsoft Server Infrastructure  4
 CIST 2414  Microsoft Server Administrator  4
Cisco Exploration Specialization-8C23 16 credits
 CIST 2451  Introduction to Networks- CISCO  4
 CIST 2452 Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials 4
 CIST 2453  Cisco Scaling Networks 4
 CIST 2454  Cisco Connecting Networks  4


TCCs (26 hrs)
Networking Specialist Certificate
Home & Small Business Networking: HA31 11 credits
 CIST 1122 Hardware Installation and Maintenance 
4
CIST 1130 Operating Systems Concepts
3
CIST 2451 Intro to Networking/CISCO
4
Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician: CC41 12 credits
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts
4
CIST 2451 Intro to Networking/CISCO
4
CIST 2452 Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials
4
Cisco Network Specialist: CN71 16 credits
CIST 2451 Intro to Networking/CISCO
4
CIST 245 Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials
4
CIST 2453 Cisco Scaling Networks
4
CIST 2454 Cisco Connecting Networks
4
Microsoft Network Administrator: MS11 16 credits
CIST 2411 Microsoft Client
4
CIST 2412 Microsoft Server Directory Services
4
CIST 2413 Microsoft Server Infrastructure
4
CIST xxxx Microsoft Elective (CIST 2414 Recommended)
3
Preparation for A+: PFA1 18 credits
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts
4
CIST 1122 Hardware Installation and Maintenance
4
CIST 1130 Operating Systems Concepts
3
Select one of three courses below for a min. of 4 credits
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals
(4)
CIST 2451 Intro to Networking/CISCO
(4)
PC Repair and Network Technician: PR21 18 credits
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts
4
CIST 1122 Hardware Installation and Maintenance
4
CIST 1130 Operating Systems Concepts
3
Select one of three courses below for a min. of 4 credits
CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals
(4)
CIST 2452 Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials
(4)
CIST 2451 Intro to Networking/CISCO
(4)




*All program information subject to change without notice.

 

Program Admission Information

High school diploma or GED Required for admission.

ACCUPLACER SCORES

Min. ScoresDegreeDiploma
Sentence Skills 70 60
Reading Comp. 64 55
Arithmetic N/A N/A
Algebra 57 34

Instructors & Faculty

Edwards, Tim