May 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook

Cyber Defense Concentration: Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.


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The Cyber Defense Concentration will focus on topics in cyber security and digital forensics. The students will learn how to fortify computer networks in order to prevent security breaches from cyber terrorists or other intruders.  In addition, students will learn how to recover data using digital forensics techniques. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences. Required courses are: Digital Forensics,   Network Security and Principles of Information Assurance.  Certifications applicable to this concentration may include CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ among others.

Summary of Required Hours

Fall Credit Hours
CITC 1301 - Introduction to Programming and Logic      3
CITC 1351 - Principles of Information Assurance   3
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I    3
GEN 1010 - First Year Seminar   3
1Math/Natural Science    3
   
Spring  
CITC 1302 - Introduction to Networking      3
CITC 1303 - Database Concepts   3
CITC 1330 - Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems   3
CITC 1333 - Linux LPCI-1   3
1Humanities/Fine Arts    3
   
Fall  
2CITC 2290 - CITC Capstone      2
CITC 2320 - Windows Server Administration   3
CITC 2326 - Network Security   3
CITC 2352 - Digital Forensics   3
COMM 2025 - Fundamentals of Communication   3
1Social/Behavioral Science    3
   
Spring  
BUSN 2385 - Project Design and Management   3
CITC 1317 - Introduction to Scripting Languages      3
CITC 2356 - Penetration Testing and Network Defense   3
CITC 2367 - Cloud Essentials   3
2CITC 2399 - Co-op/Internship III   3
CPED 1012 - Soft Skills in the Workforce   1
Total 63

1 In consultation with academic advisor, students may select appropriate Math/Natural Science, Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science  electives.

2CITC Capstone and Co-op Internships must be pre-arranged with the CITC academic advisor before students can enroll in the course. 

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