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PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog 
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems Technology, Cybersecurity Specialization (AAS)

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Associate of Applied Science Degree
Code: 299-06
Not designed as a Transfer Program

Purpose: This specialization in Cybersecurity is designed as a two-year degree program offering students both new to the field and currently employed in related work the opportunity to fully develop a work-ready skill set in Cybersecurity and Information Systems Technology. Graduates will have the necessary skills to protect computing systems and networks that have an important impact on data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Graduates will be knowledgeable about computer network threats and appropriate responses. This specialization will prepare graduates to function in public, private, and governmental organizations, in roles requiring assessment, operations, protection, and improvement of network security systems. In addition, graduates will possess a thorough knowledge of computer systems and networks with specific training in programming, server administration, system administration, and computer applications. This specialization will also help prepare graduates for the A+, Network +, Security +, SSCP, CISM, CCNP, and ISSP examinations. This program is aligned to the standards set forth by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.

Occupational Objectives: Successful graduates will be eligible for employment in the occupations of Network Assistant, Network Systems Administrator, Network Analyst, and Penetration Tester.

Graduation Requirement: Students entering the Information Systems Technology associate degree program are required to take one writing intensive course in order to graduate. The writing intensive course for this program is ITN 277  which has a prerequisite of ENG 111  and ENG 112 . Students who are awarded transfer credit for this course from another institution may fulfill the writing intensive course (WIC) requirement for this degree program by completing another writing intensive course (WIC). Students entering this degree program are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.

Total credits: 67

Students may substitute a higher-level math course in place of MTH 131 .

A list of courses that fulfills the requirements for Humanities and Social Science Electives can be found on the Transfer Course Electives  page. Introductory (101 or 102 level) foreign language courses will not meet the Humanities Elective requirement for this degree program.  

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