Information Systems Security

Curriculum Description

Information Systems Security covers a broad expanse of technology concepts. This curriculum provides individuals with the skills required to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls.

Course work includes networking technologies, operating systems administration, information policy, intrusion detection, security administration and industry best practices to protect data communications.

Graduates should be prepared for employment as security administrators. Additionally, they will acquire the skills that allow them to pursue security certifications.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A25270 REVISED
NC CIP: 11.1003
Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2014

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
NET 125 Networking Basics 1 4 0 3
NET 126 Routing Basics 1 4 0 3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2 3 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers REVISED REQUISITE (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy REVISED REQUISITE 1 2 0 2
   
    7 15 0 14

Spring Semester
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User NEW VERSION 2014 2 2 0 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User NEW VERSION 2014 2 2 0 3
SEC 150 Secure Communications 2 2 0 3
SEC 160 Security Administration I 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Natural Science/Mathematics Elective * * * 3
   
    8 8 0 15

Summer Term
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION 2014 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Introduction to Business REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Info Sys Business Concept REVISED REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    9 0 0 12

Fall Semester
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
SEC 210 Intrusion Detection 2 2 0 3
SEC 220 Defense-In-Depth 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
   
    6 7 0 15

Spring Semester
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic NEW VERSION 2014 2 3 0 3
SEC 289 Security Capstone Project 1 4 0 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Intro Interpersonal Com REVISED REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Public Speaking REVISED REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prof Research & Reporting (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
   
    6 7 0 15

Total Credit Hours: 71

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 120, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215 or PHI 240. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Natural Science/Mathematics Elective - Select one course: MAT 110 or MAT 143

Elective List 1 – Select a minimum of 6 credit hours: CTS 118, CTS 120, CTS 240, CTS 210, NET 175, NET 225, NOS 220, NOS 221, NOS 231, WBL 111

Elective List 2 – Select a minimum of 6 credit hours: CCT 110, CCT 121, CTS 155, CTS 220, NET 226, NOS 222, NOS 230, NOS 232, WEB 230

** Hours vary depending on course selection.