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Catalog 2015-16 
Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems Security

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Spring Semester Year 1

Summer Semester Year 1

Spring Semester Year 2

Summer Semester Year 2

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.

General Education Requirements and Electives - 18-20 Credits

General Education Requirements:

General Education Electives:

Choose a course in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses. One course must be a Diversity course.

  • Arts and Humanities (CMNS 101  recommended) 3 Credits.
  • Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credits.
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3-4 Credits.

Program Requirements and Electives - 42 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


Program Description

This program prepares students for entry-level careers in information systems security. The program emphasizes computer and network security and information assurance concepts augmented with current industry-standard techniques. Topics cover threats and vulnerabilities, prevention at the technical (hardware and software) and human levels, detection, response, and the management aspects of security. The curriculum blends “leading edge” theory with a large amount of hands-on experiences for the purpose of developing confident and professional technicians.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. apply software patches to operating systems and applications;
  2. assess a system’s security vulnerabilities using appropriate resources;
  3. use standard software tools to detect attempted security breaches of computer systems; and
  4. implement system security defenses.

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