Computer Information Technology

A.A.S. / Certificate 

Program Information

Career Community: Business
Degree Type: A.A.S. / Certificate
Program Location: Main Campus

What Is Cyber Defense A.A.S.?

The Cyber Defense Concentration will focus on topics in cyber security and digital forensics. The students will learn how to fortify computer networks in order to prevent security breaches from cyber terrorists or other intruders. In addition, students will learn how to recover data using digital forensics techniques. Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences. Required courses are: Digital Forensics, Network Security and Principles of Information Assurance. Certifications applicable to this concentration may include CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ among others.

What is Cloud Computing A.A.S.?

The Cloud Concentration focuses on the design, implementation, management and troubleshooting of computing platforms. Required courses prepare students to acquire, install, configure, upgrade and secure standalone, networked, mobile and cloud-based systems. Areas of emphasis include major industry cloud service providers. Required courses are A+ Hardware and Software, Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems, Windows Server I and Cloud Computing. Certifications applicable to this concentration may include CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Linux LPIC-1 and
CompTIA Cloud+ among others.

This is a technical program designed to prepare students for employment. This program is not a transfer program, although many institutions accept all or part of the coursework toward a bachelor’s degree.

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Accreditation

This program is pending accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.

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Business Department Mission Statement:

The business department empowers future leaders through exceptional business education, with a focus on fostering innovation, ethics, and leaderships skills. Our mission includes a commitment to continuous assessment, ensuring students acquire the knowledge and skills needed for success.

Program Outcomes

  • Utilize diverse disciplines to enhance communication, research, business and technology skills in the workplace.
  • Execute programming languages in the process of design and implementation while developing and maintaining software.
  • Develop effective problem-management and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrate various networking media and connections to explain the features and capabilities of networking software.
  • Demonstrate skill and knowledge in preparation for industry-recognized certification examinations.

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov. A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

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Classes You Might Take

Cyber Defense A.A.S.

  • CITC 1302 – Introduction to Networking (3 credits)

  • CITC 1351 – Principles of Information Assurance (3 credits)

  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)

  • Math/Natural Science (3 credits)*

*In consultation with academic advisor, students may select appropriate Math/Natural Science, Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science electives.

  • CITC 1301 – Introduction to Programming and Logic (3 credits)

  • CITC 1303 – Database Concepts (3 credits)

  • CITC 1330 – Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems (3 credits)

  • CITC 1333 – LINUX LPCI-1 (3 credits)

  • Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credits)*

*In consultation with academic advisor, students may select appropriate Math/Natural Science, Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science electives.

  • CITC 2290 – CITC Capstone (2 credits)
  • CITC 2320 – Windows Server Administration (3 credits)
  • CITC 2326 – Network Security (3 credits)
  • CITC 2352 – Digital Forensics (3 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3 credits)

*In consultation with academic advisor, students may select appropriate Math/Natural Science, Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science electives.

  • BUSN 2385 – Project Design and Management (3 credits)

  • CITC 2345 – Cloud Computing (3 credits)

  • CITC 2356 – Penetration Testing and Network Defense (3 credits)

  • CITC 2364 – Virtualization Essentials (3 credits)

  • CITC 2399 – Co-op/Internship I (3 credits)*

  • CPED 1012 – Soft Skills in the Workplace (1 credit)

*CITC Capstone and Co-op Internships must be pre-arranged with the CITC academic advisor before students can enroll in the course.

Cloud Computing A.A.S

  • CITC 1302 – Introduction to Networking (3 credits)

  • CITC 1320 – A+ Hardware & Software (3 credits)

  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits) or WKBL 1010 – Work-Based Learning Seminar (3 credits)

  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)

  • Math/Natural Science (3 credits)*

*In consultation with academic advisor, students may select appropriate Math/Natural Science, Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science electives.

  • CITC 1301 – Introduction to Programming and Logic (3 credits)

  • CITC 1303 – Database Concepts (3 credits)

  • CITC 1367 – Introduction to Cloud Computing (3 credits)

  • CITC 1333 – LINUX LPCI-1 (3 credits)

  • Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credits)*

*In consultation with academic advisor, students may select appropriate Math/Natural Science, Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science electives.

  • CITC 2290 – CITC Capstone (2 credits)
  • CITC 2320 – Windows Server Administration (3 credits)
  • CITC 2323 – Microsoft Network Infrastructure (3 credits)
  • CITC 2326 – Network Security (3 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
  • ECON 2100 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits) or SRVL 1020 – Introduction to Service-Learning (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2385 – Project Design and Management (3 credits)
  • CITC 2337 – Active Directory (3 credits)
  • CITC 2345 – Cloud Computing (3 credits)
  • CITC 2364 – Virtualization Essentials (3 credits)
  • CITC 2399 – Co-op/Internship I (3 credits)
  • CPED 1012 – Soft Skills in the Workplace (1 credit)

Cyber Defense Certificate

  • CITC 1302 – Introduction to Networking (3 credits)

  • CITC 1351 – Principles of Information Assurance (3 credits)

All courses taken for credit may be applied toward the Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

  • CITC 1333 – Linux LPIC-1 (3 credits)

  • CITC 2345 – Cloud Computing (3 credits)

  • CITC 2356 – Penetration Testing and Network Defense (3 credits)

All courses taken for credit may be applied toward the Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

  • CITC 2326 – Network Security (3 credits)

  • CITC 2352 – Digital Forensics (3 credits)

All courses taken for credit may be applied toward the Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

Cloud Computing Certificate

  • CITC 1302 – Introduction to Networking (3 credits)
  • CITC 1320 – A+ Hardware & Software (3 credits)

All courses taken for credit may be applied toward the Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

  • CITC 1367 – Introduction to Cloud Computing (3 credits)
  • CITC 2337 – Active Directory (3 credits)
  • CITC 2345 – Cloud Computing (3 credits)

All courses taken for credit may be applied toward the Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

  • CITC 2320 – Windows Server I (3 credits)
  • CITC 2326 – Network Security (3 credits)

All courses taken for credit may be applied toward the Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

CSCC’S ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES A.A.S. PROGRAMS ARE:

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