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Computer Technology – Network Security and Information Assurance – Associate Degree

Associate in Applied Science
72 Hours

Network Security and Information Assurance involves the study of local and wide-area networking, network management, system administration, network security and Internet/intranet management. Career opportunities in this area include System Administrator, Systems Analyst, Internet Webmaster and Network Administrator.

Fall I

MAT 101
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes the study of integers and their applications, operations with algebraic expressions, linear equations and applications, linear inequalities, graphs of linear equations, operations with exponents and polynomials, and factoring.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

MAT 032, MAT 155 with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent


ENG 101
Credits: 3

Course Description

This is a university transfer course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic
techniques of research are also presented.

Classroom Hours: 3


Course Description

This course is a study of basic computer components and peripherals, basic computer functions, i/o concepts, storage concepts, data communications, distributed processing, and programming language concepts.

Classroom Hours: 3


Course Description

This course introduces foundation concepts in structured programming. Problem solving and algorithm development through pseudocode and flowcharting is emphasized. Solutions are developed using the basic control structures of sequence,
decision, and iteration.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


CPT 170
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


Spring I

CPT 200
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces the concepts of entities, attributes, and relationships to create
data models that represent the “ideal database system” by generating ER Diagrams,
Business rules, and Normalization.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CPT 104 with a grade of “C” or better


IST 245
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of the methods used to interconnect computers, terminals, word processors, facsimile, and other office machines within a given area. Examples of vendor implementations are used to illustrate various approaches.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

EET 113, CPT 101, CPT 104 or EGR 112 with a grade of “C” or better


IST 252
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course covers the fundamental skills needed to effectively manage a local area network from introductory to advanced.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

IST 245 with a grade of “C” or better


Course Description

This course a is an advanced study of security features of networks including authentication protocol, public key infrastructure, IPsec, and certificate servers.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

EET 113 or CPT 101 or CPT 104 or EGR 112 with a grade of “C” or better


SPC 205
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 101 with a grade of “C” of better


Summer

Course Description

This course is a study of the development and editing of graphics, audio, and video elements to be used in the design and implementation of effective web pages.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


ECO 201
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of micro- and macro-economic concepts and selected economic problems.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032, and MAT 031 or MAT 032 with grade of “C” or better


Course Description

This course is a study of current and emerging computer networking technology. Topics covered include safety, networking, network terminology and protocols, network standards, LANS, WANS, OSI models, cabling, cabling tools, CISCO routers, router programming, STAR topology, IP addressing, and network standards.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

IST 245 with a grade of “C” or better.


XE1
Credits: 3

Course Description

Elective

Classroom Hours: 3


Fall II

CPT 209
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course examines the methods and procedures used in maintaining microcomputer systems. Topics include hardware and software installation, configuration, operations, and troubleshooting.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CPT 101 or CPT 104 with a grade of “C” or better


Course Description

This course is an introduction to JAVA programming. Topics will cover JAVA syntax and classes for use in the development of JAVA applications and applets.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CPT 167


CPT 247
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is the study of UNIX commands, including the VI editor, file structure and shell programming.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CPT 101 or CPT 104 with a "C" or better


IST 202
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of LANS, WANS, OSI models, ETHERNET, token ring, fiber distributed data interface TCP/IP addressing protocol, dynamic routing, routing, and the network administrator’s role and function.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

IST 201 with a grade of “C” or better


IST 260
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of the processes and techniques required to identify the most attractive design solution of a telecommunications network –combining creativity, rigorous discipline, analysis, and synthesis while emphasizing the solution in terms of cost and performance

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CPT 101 or CPT 104 with a grade of “C” or better


Spring II

CPT 264
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course covers the techniques of system analysis, design, development and implementation.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CPT 101 or CPT 104 with a "C" or better


CPT 268
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of end-user support of computer based technologies. Topics include end-user support functions, developing training modules to include strategies to provide ongoing technical assistance. Emphasis is on solving problems with analysis, troubleshooting and end-user interaction.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CPT 170, CPT 101 or CPT 104 with a "C" or better


Course Description

This course is an introduction to firewalls and other network security components that can work together to create an in-depth defensive perimeter around a Local Area Network (LAN).

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

IST 245 with a grade of “C” or better


Course Description

This course covers special topics in information sciences technologies. This is a capstone course and should be taken in the student’s last or next to last semester.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

IST 252 and SPC 205 with a grade of “C” or better


Course Description

This course is the study of introductory levels of security processes based on a security policy, emphasizing hands-on skills in the areas of secure perimeter, security connectivity, security management, identity services, and intrusion detection. The course prepares students to manage network security.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CPT 101 or CPT 104 with a "C" or better