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Information Systems Security Plans of Study

2014 – 2015

Information Systems Security Associate Degree 

Secure Networking Certificate 

Gainful Employment Information for the Secure Networking Certificate 


2013 – 2014

Information Systems Security Associate Degree 

Secure Networking Certificate 


2012 – 2013

Information Systems Security Associate Degree

Secure Networking Certificate 


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Information Systems Security Associate Degree (A25270) – Printable Version (pdf)
Course Name and Number Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
General Education Course 19-20 Hours
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 0 1 X X X
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry* 3 0 3 X X X
ENG 112 Writing/Research in Disciplines 3 0 3 X X X
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy* 3 0 3 X X X
OR MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3 2 4 X X X
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 3 X X  
Social Science     3 X X X
Humanities Elective     3 X X  
Information Systems Security - Core Courses - required 50 Hours
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3 0 3 X X X
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 X X X
CIS 115 Programming/Logic Concepts 2 3 3 X X X
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 3 X X X
NET 125 Networking Basics 1 4 3 X X X
NET 126 Routing Basics 1 4 3 X X  
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2 3 3 X X X
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2 2 3 X X  
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2 2 3 X X  
NOS 230 Windows Admin I 2 2 3 X X  
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3 0 3 X X X
SEC 150 Secure Communications 2 2 3   X  
SEC 160 Secure Admin I 2 2 3   X  
SEC 210 Intrusion Detection 2 2 3 X    
SEC 220 Defense-in-Depth 2 2 3 X    
SEC 289 Security Capstone Project 1 4 3   X  
WBL 110 World of Work 1 0 1 X X  
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 10 1 X X  
Information Systems Security – choose TWO Major Electives 6 Hours
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 3 X X X
CTS 220 Adv Hardware/Software Support 2 3 3 X X X
CTS 155 Tech Support Functions 2 2 3 X    
CTS 255 Adv Tech Support Functions 2 2 3   X  
NOS 220 Linux Admin I 2 2 3   X  
NET 225 Routing & Switching I 1 4 3 X X  
NET 226 Routing & Switching II 1 4 3 X X  
Total Semester Hours Required for AAS Degree 75–76

V.A. Students: An approval signature from the V.A. Office is required before registering. Some courses may not be certifiable.

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A and RED 070, RED 080, RED 090 or DRE 096, 097, 098; MAT 050, MAT 060, MAT 070 or DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050 may be required based on placement test results

Requires prior approval by Co-op Coordinator

Humanities Electives: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ART 117, DRA 111, DRA 122, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 251, ENG 252, ENG 261, ENG 262, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 121, HUM 122, HUM 150, HUM 160, MUS 110, MUS 113, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211.

Social Science Electives: ANT 210, ANT 220, ECO 251, ECO 252, GEO 111, GEO 112, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122, HIS 131, HIS 132, HIS 236, POL 120, POL 220, PSY 150, PSY 237, PSY 241, PSY 263, PSY 281,SOC 210, SOC 213, SOC 215, SOC 220, SOC 225

The above plan of study is the standard curriculum for the above program. Any deviation from the prescribed curriculum must have approval in advance. All prerequisite course requirements must also be met. To graduate the student must successfully complete all the required courses, the required credit hours for electives, and have a 2.0 overall grade point average. This plan of study is subject to change when the college thinks such action is in the best interest of the student or the program. It is the responsibility of the student to meet requirements for graduation. If accepted students do not enroll for three successive semesters, they must contact the Admissions office to determine if readmission is necessary.

Industry Certification objectives covered in courses:
Certification Course
Cisco CCENT NET 125 and NET 126
Cisco ICND2 NET 225 and NET 226
Cisco CCNA NET 125, 126, 225, and 226
CompTIA A+ CTS 120 and CTS 220
CompTIA Security+ SEC 110
Microsoft MCP – Windows 8 NOS 130
Microsoft MCP – Windows Server 2012 NOS 230
Linux LPI and CompTIA Linux+ NOS 120 and NOS 220

Secure Networking Certificate (C25270S) Printable Version (pdf)
Course Name and Number Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
NET 125 Networking Basics 1 4 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3 0 3
SEC 150 Secure Communications 2 2 3
SEC 160 Secure Admin I 2 2 3
SEC 210 Intrusion Detection 2 2 3
SEC 220 Defense-in-Depth 2 2 3
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 18

V.A. Students: An approval signature from the V.A. Office is required before registering. Some courses may not be certifiable.

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A and RED 070, RED 080, RED 090 or DRE 096, 097, 098; MAT 050, MAT 060, MAT 070 or DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050 may be required based on placement test results.


Industry Certification objectives covered in courses:
Certification Course
Cisco CCENT NET 125 and NET 126
CompTIA Security+ SEC 110