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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Business & Computer Systems - Programs of Study


Network Security Administration
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
A Network Administration Area of Study
Application Code 192
For curriculum information, contact the Business and Computer Systems Division—Room DH-239—443-518-1520.
This area of study is designed for those who intend to enter the workforce following completion of an AAS degree.  Network Security is an increasingly desirable field and mid-level administrators are in high demand. The area of study incorporates all CISSP domains, and completely maps to the National Training Standard for Information Systems Security Professionals (NSTISSI 4011). Graduates of this area of study will be eligible for positions in public, private, and government organizations, and will be able to oversee network security setups and operations. HCC is an approved Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) and students are eligible for certification to the 4011 and 4013 standard by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). 
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & 
 LiteratureArts Core Course (see p. 64)3
 SPCH-105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
 SPCH-110 Interpersonal Communication3
Social SciencesSocial and Behavioral Sciences Core Course
 (see p. 65)3
ScienceScience Core Course (see p. 66; must include
 lab) 4
MathematicsMATH-138 Statistics
 MATH-143 Precalculus I3-4
InterdisciplinaryCMSY-110 Software Applications for Micros
 CMSY-129 Principles of the Internet
 ENTR-215 Taking Innovation to Market3
CMSY-162Introduction to Network Security Systems3
CMSY-163Introduction to Firewalls and Network Security3
CMSY-164Introduction to Intrusion Detection Systems3
CMSY-262Encryption and VPN Technology3
CMSY-263Hardening the Network Infrastructure3
CSCO-291Introduction to Networks3
CSCO-292Routing and Switching Essentials3
MATH-141College Algebra3
MSFT-299Fundamentals and Practice for Network+
 Certification 3
Business Electives – Select 3 credits from the following (3 credits each):
ACCT-111Principles of Accounting I
BMGT-100Introduction to Business and Organization
BMGT-120Small Business Management
BMGT-141Supervisory Development
BMGT-151Business Law I
COOP-201Cooperative Education Work Experience I3
Operating Systems Electives – Select 3 credits from the following:
CMSY-134Introduction to Operating Systems (1 credit)
CMSY-142Operating System Fundamentals I (1 credit)
CMSY-143Operating System Fundamentals II (1 credit)
CMSY-159Data Communications (3 credits)
CMSY-218Operating System Fundamentals (3 credits)
CMSY-219Operating Systems (3 credits)
CMSY-255Introduction to Unix (3 credits)3
Network Security Administration (cont’d)
Electives – Select 6 credits from the following (3 credits each):
CMSY-105Personal Computer Systems Repair I
CMSY-106Personal Computer Systems Repair II
CMSY-121Structured Logic and Program Design
CMSY-129Principles of the Internet
CMSY-190Introduction to Visual Basic.NET
CMSY-195Intermediate Visual Basic.NET
CMSY-250Systems Analysis and Design
CMSY-255Introduction to Unix
CMSY-256Linux Server Administration
CSCO-293Scaling Networks
MicrosoftAny MSFT course (except MSFT-299)6

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST