BAS in Information Systems and Technology Cyber Security and Systems Administration Concentration

New Program: This program is new for 2017 – 2018.
Please review the program and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

The Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration will prepare graduates to support, maintain and inter-operate server operating systems and directory services. In addition to learning how to install, configure and support LAN and WAN configurations, students will become proficient in cloud, virtualization and enterprise storage solutions.

Graduates who choose this concentration will be prepared for jobs such as information systems security analyst, data security administrator, information security officer, systems administrator, networking associate, information technology specialist, network administrator, and more.

Program Requirements

Completion Worksheet

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Prerequisites Requirements – All Students

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Associate degree in IT or CS-related field or equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other transferable college-level credits.
Must have two English courses and at least 20 credits of general education courses from the following list of General Education requirements:
English Composition (5 Cr)
The Research Paper (5 Cr) or Technical Writing (5 Cr)
College Level Math (5 Cr)
(see below for specific concentration requirements)
Social Science course from the AAS-DTA transfer list (5 Cr)

(Students selecting the Application Development or BI concentration do not need a social science prerequisite)

Humanities course from the AAS-DTA transfer list (5 Cr)
Natural Science (5-6 Cr)

(Ten credits in Natural Science from AAS-DTA list required for BAS Information Systems and Technology graduation. Students must choose from two different subject areas. At least five credits must be in physical, biological and/or Earth sciences. Shall includes at least one laboratory course)

Core Program Requirements – All Students

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
BUS 355 Business of Information Technology 5
CMST 340 Advanced Communication in Business & Technology 5
ISIT 105 Problem Solving for the IT Professional 5
ISIT 490 Capstone I 5
ISIT 491 Capstone II 5
PHIL& 115 Critical Thinking 5
PHIL 375 Ethical Issues in Information Technology 5
Any 200-level Social Science course from AAS-DTA transfer list 5
Natural Science (5 Cr) from AAS-DTA transfer list 5

Technical Prerequisites for Cyber Security and Systems Administration Concentration

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
IT 128 Information Security Essentials (5 Cr)
MATH 138 College Algebra for Business & Social Science (5 Cr)
NSCOM 201 CISCO Networking I (5 Cr)
NSCOM 202 CISCO Networking II (5 Cr)
NSCOM 221 Implementing Server Operating Systems (5 Cr)
NSCOM 223 Managing a Network Environment (5 Cr)
NSCOM 227 Implementing Directory Services (5 Cr)
TECH 215 PC Analysis & Configuration I (5 Cr)
TECH 217 PC Analysis & Configuration II (5 Cr)
Recommended: TECH 223 Using & Supporting Linux (5 Cr)

Cyber Security and Systems Administration Concentration Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
BUSIT 103 SQL Fundamentals 5
ISIT 305 Network Security and Firewalls 5
ISIT 344 Virtualization and Storage 5
ISIT 350 Digital Information Analysis and Recovery 5
ISIT 440 Administering a Linux Server 5
ISIT 444 Automation/Configuration & Management 5
ISIT 450 Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasurements 5
ISIT 452 Network Security Monitoring 5
ISIT 454 System Hardening 5

Grand Total: 180

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Last Updated August 8, 2017