Cybersecurity, Associate in Applied Science

Forest Park

This program provides the foundation courses to prepare IT students to apply for entry level information assurance/security technician/practitioners positions that support planning, implementing, upgrading, and monitoring security measures for the protection of computer networks and information systems. Students, through in-depth theory and extensive hands-on activities, will develop skills to ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure, and will develop skills to respond to computer security breaches and viruses. Includes instruction in computer architecture, programming, and systems analysis; networking; cryptography; security system design; applicable law and regulations; risk assessment and policy analysis; contingency planning; user access issues; investigation techniques; and troubleshooting.

Pre-employment background screening is required for any candidate seeking employment in the cybersecurity field.

To be successful, persons interested in the program should possess a strong foundation in computer hardware/software troubleshooting skills, equivalent to the CompTIA A+ certification.

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Career General Education
ENG 101College Composition I3
ENG 102College Composition II3
or ENG 103 Report Writing
MTH 186Survey of Calculus4
XXX xxx Natural Science/Mathematics Elective3
XXX xxx Missouri State Requirement3
XXX xxx Social Science Elective3
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
IT 100Introduction to Cybersecurity1
IS 112Software and Hardware Concepts3
IS 139Web Publishing3
IS 153C# Programming I4
or IS 187 Java Programming I
IS 225Database Management4
IS 229Unix/Linux I3
IS 237Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security3
IS 265Web Scripting Technologies3
IT 101Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5
IT 120Enterprise Security Management3
IT 121Secure E-Commerce and E-Government3
or IS 264 Unix/Linux II
IT 212Ethical Hacking3
IT 214Systems Security Engineering3
IT 216Digital Forensics3
Total Credit Hours65
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
IS 153
C# Programming I
or Java Programming I
IS 139 Web Publishing 3
IS 229 Unix/Linux I 3
IT 100 Introduction to Cybersecurity 1
XXX xxx Life and Physical Sciences OR Mathematics Elective3-4
 Credit Hours14-15
IT 101 Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks 5
IS 112 Software and Hardware Concepts 3
IS 237 Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security 3
IS 265 Web Scripting Technologies 3
XXX xxx Physical Education Elective2
 Credit Hours16
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
IT 121
Secure E-Commerce and E-Government
or Unix/Linux II
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
IT 212 Ethical Hacking 3
IT 214 Systems Security Engineering 3
MTH 186 Survey of Calculus 4
ENG 102
College Composition II
or Report Writing
XXX xxx Missouri State Requirement3
 Credit Hours16
IS 225 Database Management 4
IT 216 Digital Forensics 3
IT 120 Enterprise Security Management 3
XXX xxx Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours65-66