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Computer Information Technology - Cyber Defense Concentration

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.

1st Fall   Hours Term TakenGrade
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   
    TERM TOTAL 18   
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 
3   
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   
    TERM TOTAL 15   
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
3   
CITC 2352 Digital Forensics 3   
BIOL 1510 Environmental Science 3   
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology (Recommended) or Social Science Elective 3   
    TERM TOTAL 15   
Action Items       
  Sept Complete Application for Graduation     
  Oct Meet with Faculty Advisor     
  Nov Register for next term     
2nd Spring   Hours   
CITC 2353 Tactical Perimeter Testing 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   
    TERM TOTAL 15   
Action Items       
  Feb Take Exit Exam (ETS Proficiency Profile)     
  Mar Begin job search using RaiderRecruit      
    TOTAL HOURS 63   

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