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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Business & Computer Systems - Programs of Study

Network Security 
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 Capitol College. 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).
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.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & 
 Literature1Humanities Core Course (see p. 64)
 Arts Core Course (see p. 64)
 Literature Core Course (see p. 63)9-11
Social Sciences2Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses
 (see p. 65)6
ScienceScience Core Courses (see p. 64; must include
 one course with a lab)7-8
MathematicsMATH-138 Statistics
 MATH-143 Precalculus I3-4
InterdisciplinaryCMSY-110 Software Applications for Micros
 CMSY-129 Principles of the Internet3
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
MATH-141College Algebra3
MSFT-299Fundamentals and Practice for Network+
SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Electives – Select 6 credits from the following (3 credits each):
CMSY-154Protecting the Virtual Office
CMSY-159Data Communications 
CMSY-218Operating System Fundamentals 
CMSY-219Microcomputer Operating Systems
CMSY-255Introduction to Unix and Linux
CSCO-291Introduction to Networks 
MicrosoftAny MSFT course (except MSFT-299)6
1One 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.
2One 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.

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