You are currently viewing the 2016 - 2017 Academic Catalog/Student Handbook. The current catalog is located here.

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 Committee on National Security Systems in conjunction with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly announced Forsyth Technical Community College the designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. Students can choose several options to obtain this recognition as well as receive your degree credential. Review options under program options. In addition, certification exams are highly recommended after completing certificate related courses.

Contact: Dr. Deanne Wesley for additional information.

US department of Homeland Security seal NSA seal

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
NC CIP: 11.1003
Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2016

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NET 125 Networking Basics 1 4 0 3
NET 126 Routing Basics Requisite 1 4 0 3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts REVISED 2016FA 2 3 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers REVISED 2016FA Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy Requisite 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 15
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User Requisite 2 2 0 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User Requisite 2 2 0 3
SEC 150 Secure Communications Requisite 2 2 0 3
SEC 160 Security Administration I Requisite 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 110
OR
Introduction to Business Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concept REVISED 2016FA Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
SEC 210 Intrusion Detection Requisite 2 2 0 3
SEC 220 Defense-In-Depth Requisite 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 7
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 2 3 0 3
SEC 289 Security Capstone Project Requisite 1 4 0 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 120
OR
Intro Interpersonal Com Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114
OR
Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 7
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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.

Elective List 1 – Select a minimum of 6 credit hours: CCT 231, 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, CCT 250, CTS 155, CTS 220, NET 110, NET 226, NOS 222, NOS 230, NOS 232, WEB 230

Students are encouraged to take CCT-231 and CCT-250 that are designated by the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) that is sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Please note that NET-110 is required prior to taking CCT-250.

** Hours vary depending on course selection.

A25270