IT and Power Systems Security - AAS

Effective term: 
2015 Fall
Final term: 
Total credits required: 

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in IT and Power Systems Security program is designed to help to prepare students for a variety of industry-recognized information technology (IT) security certification exams as well as to provide practical hands-on skills for the work place. The program also includes fundamental knowledge and skills in system administration, network administration, IT management and compliance necessary to inform the practices of IT security.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

++ indicates any suffixed courses.

CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0-3)
CNT140AACisco - Introduction to Networks 4
CIS111Ethics in Information Technology 3
CIS126DLLinux Operating System 3
CIS250Management of Information Systems 3
CIS271DBInformation Security Essentials 3
CIS272DBInformation Security Principles 3
MST150++Microsoft windows Professional (any suffixed course) 3
Restricted Electives
Students must select one (1) of the following four (4) tracks:
Power Systems IT Security Track Credits: 18
CPD104Career and Personal Development 3
PPT120Energy Industry Fundamentals 3
CIS274DAIntroduction to Power Systems Security 3
CIS275DAGeneration and Transmission Systems Security 3
CIS275DBSmart Grid and Distribution System Security 3
CIS275DCEmbedded Systems Security 3
Network Security Track Credits: 20
CNT150AACisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
CNT160AAScaling Networks 4
CNT170AACisco - Connecting Networks 4
CNT205Cisco Certified Network Associate Security 4
CNT206Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless 4
Systems Security - Linux Track Credits: 18
CIS238DLLinux System Administration 3
CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting 3
CIS240DLLinux Network Administration 3
CIS271DLLinux Security 3
CIS275DLLinux Capstone 3
ITS240Ethical Hacking and Network Defense 3
Systems Security - Microsoft Track Credits: 18
CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations 3
MST155++Windows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration (any suffixed course) 4
MST157++Active Directory Windows Server Configuration (any suffixed course) 4
MST158++Windows Server Administration (any suffixed course) 4
ITS240Ethical Hacking and Network Defense 3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 22
General Education CoreCredits 12
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 6
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area. 3
Critical ReadingCredits 0
Met by CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or equivalent as indicated by assessment in Program Prerequisites area.
MathematicsCredits 3
MAT112Mathematical Concepts and Applications (3)
or equivalent course or satisfactory completion of a higher-level mathematics course. 3
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area. 3
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area. 4
  1. Demonstrate understanding of fundamental networking concepts including IP addressing and the TCP/IP protocol suite. (CNT140AA)
  2. Perform system administration activities. (CIS126DL, MST150++)
  3. Demonstrate information technology management skills including compliance with industry and governmental standards and legal requirements.(CIS250)
  4. Explain the fundamental components, concepts and application of information security principles. (CIS271DB)
  5. Mitigate risks such as threats, attacks and vulnerabilities that impact the IT infrastructure using security tools and techniques (CIS272DB)
  6. Analyze ethical considerations that arise from the implementation and use of information technology. (CIS111)