Business & Computer Systems - Programs of Study
A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Information Technology Area of Study
APPLICATION CODE 231
For curriculum information, contact the Business and Computer Systems Division—Room DH-239—443-518-1520.
This area of study is designed in response to the increased regional to international growth of network security concerns. The resulting need for graduates with theory and application skills in this area has been intensified. This curriculum prepares students for working with network security in private, public, and government arenas at the mid-administrative level, and for transferring to four-year programs. Content related to the CISSP domains has been incorporated into the “major” courses, and these courses are completely mapped to the National Training Standard for Information Systems Security Professionals (NSTISSI 4011). The curriculum is designed to transfer to similar programs at Johns Hopkins University and at Capitol College, and the student is eligible for certification to the 4011 standard by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).
1 One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.
|GENERAL EDUCATION CORE||Credits|
|Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a|
minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s
total of general education and required courses must equal
at least 60 semester hours of credit.
|Composition||ENGL-121 College Composition||3|
|Humanities, Arts & Literature1||Humanities Core Course (see p. 62)|
|Arts Core Course (see p. 62)|
|Literature Core Course (see p. 61)||9-11|
|Social Sciences2||Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses (see p. 63)||6|
|Science||Science Core Courses (see p. 63; must include one course with a lab)||7-8|
|MATH-143 Precalculus I||3-4|
|Interdisciplinary||CMSY-110 Software Applications for Micros|
|CMSY-129 Principles of the Internet||3|
|REQUIRED COURSES RELATED TO MAJOR|
|CMSY-162||Introduction to Network Security Systems||3|
|CMSY-163||Introduction to Firewalls and Network Security||3|
|CMSY-164||Introduction to Intrusion Detection Systems||3|
|CMSY-262||Encryption and VPN Technology||3|
|CMSY-263||Hardening the Network Infrastructure||3|
|MSFT-299||Fundamentals and Practice for Network+ Certification||3|
|SPCH-105||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|Electives – Select 6 credits from the following (3 credits each):|
|CMSY-138||Information Systems and Computer Applications |
|CMSY-154||Protecting the Virtual Office|
|CMSY-159||Data Communications |
|CMSY-218||Operating System Fundamentals |
|CMSY-219||Microcomputer Operating Systems|
|CMSY-255||Introduction to Unix and Linux|
|CSCO-281||Network Fundamentals |
|Microsoft||Any MSFT course (except MSFT-299)||6|
2 One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.