Spring Semester 2019 Catalog

Cybersecurity, Associate of Applied Science Degree

Overview

Offered at the Augusta campus

Entrance Dates: Spring, Summer, Fall  Day and Evening
Length of Program: Five Terms
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 72

Program Description: The Cybersecurity program provides students with hands on and technical training in the concepts, principles, and techniques required to successfully prevent and/or mitigate security issues on computing devices in a networked environment. Students will learn best practices for the design of secure modern networks as well as how to secure existing computing devices and networks. Students will learn about evolving threats and the proper use of specific security tools. Both security theory and hands on practice are stressed.

Employment Opportunities: Cybersecurity graduates are in high demand by businesses with planned or existing networked computer infrastructures. With many cybersecurity jobs becoming available in the Augusta area, there will be a steady demand for cybersecurity entry level personnel.

Curriculum Outline

General Core Courses, 15 credits

ENGL 1101COMPOSITION & RHETORIC

3

MATH 1111COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

XXXX XXXXSocial/Behavioral Sciences Elective

3

XXXX XXXXHumanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

XXXX XXXXGeneral Education Elective

3

Occupational Courses, 57 credits

CIST 1001COMPUTER CONCEPTS

4

CIST 1122HARDWARE INSTALL & MAINT

4

CIST 1601INFORMATION SECURITY FUND

3

CIST 1602SECURITY POLICIES & PROCEDURES

3

CIST 2411MICROSOFT CLIENT

4

CIST 2431UNIX/LINUX INTRODUCTION

4

CIST 2434UNIX/LINUX SCRIPTING

4

CIST 2451Intro to Networks - CISCO

4

CIST 2452Cisco Routing&Switching Essent

4

CIST 2455Cisco CCNA Security

4

CIST 2601IMPLEMENT OPERATING SYS SEC

4

CIST 2602NETWORK SECURITY

4

CIST 2611Network Defense & Countermeasu

4

CIST 2612COMPUTER FORENSICS

4

CIST 2613Ethical Hacking & Penetration

4

Note:

  • For the program, students must take general core courses, occupational courses and complete Specific Occupational Courses. A grade of C or higher is required for all courses.
  • CIST 2992 can be substituted for CIST 2455 if occupational work experiences, practicums, advanced projects, industry sponsored workshops, seminars, or specialized and/or innovative learning arrangements are available and approved by program head.



Guided Pathway

Augusta Day and Evening Program

PROGRAM NAME: Cybersecurity

AWARD: Associate of Applied Science Degree

CAMPUS: Augusta Day and Evening Program

Year 1 First Semester

CIST 1001COMPUTER CONCEPTS

4

ENGL 1101COMPOSITION & RHETORIC

3

MATH 1111COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

XXXX XXXXGeneral Education Elective

3

Year 1 Second Semester

CIST 1601INFORMATION SECURITY FUND

3

CIST 2411MICROSOFT CLIENT

4

CIST 2431UNIX/LINUX INTRODUCTION

4

CIST 2451Intro to Networks - CISCO

4

Year 1 Third Semester

CIST 1122HARDWARE INSTALL & MAINT

4

CIST 2452Cisco Routing&Switching Essent

4

CIST 2601IMPLEMENT OPERATING SYS SEC

4

CIST 2602NETWORK SECURITY

4

Year 2 Fourth Semester

CIST 2434UNIX/LINUX SCRIPTING

4

CIST 2611Network Defense & Countermeasu

4

CIST 2613Ethical Hacking & Penetration

4

XXXX XXXXSocial/Behavioral Sciences Elective

3

Year 2 Fifth Semester

CIST 1602SECURITY POLICIES & PROCEDURES

3

CIST 2455Cisco CCNA Security

4

CIST 2612COMPUTER FORENSICS

4

XXXX XXXXHumanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

CIST 2992 can be substituted for CIST 2455 if occupational work experiences, practicums, advanced projects, industry sponsored workshops, seminars, or specialized and/or innovative learning arrangements are available and approved by program head.

*Refer to the College catalog for course prerequisite requirements.

Students who choose to not follow the Course Sequence listed above may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown above.

The Augusta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or disability. For information on Title IX, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Patterson at (706) 771-4013 or in Building 100. For information on ADA/504, contact the ADA/504 Coordinator, Karissa D. Wright, at (706) 771-4067 or go to the Counseling Center in Building 1300.