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2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog

Cybersecurity AAS - Academic Plan


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The Cybersecurity program prepares individuals to assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have the needed background to prepare to take a number of industry certifications in the field of cybersecurity. Examples include but are not limited to: CompTIA Network+; CompTIA Security+; CompTIA Linux +,CYSA +, Server +, and Cloud +.

The Cybersecurity Degree will be offered at the Collaboration Campus. ACC has transfer articulations with CSU Pueblo and Norwich University. Students transferring to CSU-Pueblo are guaranteed a junior standing towards a bachelor degree in Computer Information Systems-Cybersecurity Concentration. In order to achieve this, students must be dually enrolled at ACC and CSU-Pueblo during AAS coursework and work with an advisor for correct course sequencing. Norwich University will accept all classes in the ACC pathway and will transfer with junior standing toward the online BS in Cybersecurity/Forensics.

Course Availability


Total Credits = 60

Required Courses - General Education Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
BUS 2017 - Business Communication & Report Writing 3 No Yes Yes Yes
BUS 2026  - Business Statistics 3 No Yes Yes Yes
ENG 1021  - English Composition I: GT-CO1* 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
MAT 1340  - College Algebra: GT-MA1* or higher 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Required Courses - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
BUS 1021  - Basic Workplace Skills 1 No No Yes No
CIS 2087  - Cooperative Education 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
CNG 1024  - Networking I: Network+ 3 No Yes No No
CNG 1025  - Networking II: Network+ 3 Yes Yes Yes No
CNG 1032  - Network Security Fundamentals 3 Yes Yes Yes No
CNG 1042   - Intro to Cloud Computing 3 No Yes Yes Yes
CNG 2002  - Unix/Linux Server Admin 3 Yes Yes No No
CNG 2043  - Cloud Security and Cyber Law 3 Yes No Yes No
CNG 2056  - Vulnerability Assessment I 3 Yes Yes No No
CNG 2059  - Enterprise Security 4 Yes No Yes No

CSC 1019  - Introduction to Programming OR

DAT 1001  - introduction to Data Science

3 No Yes Yes Yes

 

Required Courses - Additional Required Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
CIS 2020  - Fundamentals of UNIX OR
CIS 315 - UNIX Operating System: CSU Course**
3 No Yes Yes No
CIS 2032  - Unix Shell Programming OR
CSC 1060  - Computer Science I
3 Yes Yes Yes No
CNG 2012  - Configuring Windows Server OR
CIS 401 - Network Systems Administration: CSU Course**
4 Yes Yes Yes No
CNG 2058  - Digital Forensics OR
CIS 462 - Computer Forensics: CSU Course**
4 Yes No Yes No

CNG 2057  - Network Defense and Counter Measures OR 
CIS 461 - CSU Course**

3 Yes No Yes No

 

Program Outcomes


  • Evaluate the computer network and information security needs of an organization.
  • Implement security measures for the protection of computer networks and the information of an organization.
  • Develop and design a security infrastructure based on the business requirements of an organization.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and update an enterprise-level information security system.

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)


Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)


Notes


  • * This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
  • ** These courses are required for students who intend to transfer to CSU to earn a baccalaureate degree in Computer Information Systems - Cybersecurity Concentration. For this option students need to meet with a Computer Network Technology Advisor to choose the correct sequence of classes. Please call (303)-660-3166 for more information.
  • CompTia Exam vouchers for Network+ and Security+ are included in the course fees and are expected to be taken when the course has completed.
  • AAA 1001   – College 101: Student Experience is required for all new college students seeking degrees or transfer.

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