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Cyber Defense is a concentration in the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Computer Information Technology degree program that trains students to prepare and protect networks, intranets, and websites. The concentration’s focus is on securing computer networks and diagnosing problems, security risks, and cyber analysis processes. Ethical Hackers and digital forensics professionals harden computer networks against unauthorized access and intrusion.

Students who follow this academic plan will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology-Cyber Defense.

Effective for Fall 2019

1st Fall   Hours
COLS 1010 Study, Organize, Succeed 3
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3
CITC 1300 HTML & CSS 3
CITC 1302 Intro to Networking 3
CITC 1310 Programming I 3
CITC 1301 Programming & Logic 3
Action Items    
  Oct Meet with Success Coach or Advisor
Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term
  Nov Register for next term  
1st Spring   Hours
MATH 1010 Math for General Studies (Recommended) OR
Math Elective 
CITC 1303 Database Concepts 3
CITC 1351 Information Assurance 3
CITC 2326 Network Security 3
CITC 1333 Linux LPIC-1 (Recommended) or CITC Elective1 3
Action Items    
  Mar Meet with Success Coach or Advisor  
  April Register for next term  
2nd Fall   Hours
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication 3
CITC 1321 A+ Hardware (Recommended) OR
CITC Elective1
CITC 2352 Digital Forensics 3
BIOL 1510 Environmental Science 3
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology (Recommended) or Social Science Elective 3
Action Items    
  Sept Complete Application for Graduation  
  Oct Meet with Faculty Advisor  
  Nov Register for next term  
2nd Spring   Hours
CITC 2356 Penetration Testing and Network Defense 3
CITC 1311 Programming II (Recommended) or CITC Elective1 3
CITC 2399 Co-op/Internship 3
WEBT 2300 Client Side Programming (Recommended) or CITC Elective1 3
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics 3
Action Items    
  Feb Take Exit Exam (ETS Proficiency Profile)  
  Mar Begin job search using RaiderRecruit   

1CITC electives must be selected from:
INFS 1010 Computer Applications
CITC 1311 Programming II
CITC 1321 A+ Hardware
CITC 1333 Linux LPIC-1 
CITC 2344 Database SQL Programming
WEBT 2300 Client Side Programming (javascript)
or other CITC courses as approved by advisor

For further information: Mathematics and Sciences Division, 865-354-3000 x 4533

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