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    May 29, 2023  
2018-2019 | Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity | A.A.B.

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The Cybersecurity program is structured to develop highly skilled professionals who have the knowledge and practical skills to keep networks, computer systems and information assets secure and to analyze, assess, anticipate and prevent malicious intrusions as well as react to the intrusions of information networks and systems. Network, computer and information security has become a major concern to every institution, organization and company that maintains a computer network. Given the current level of terrorist threats, growing problem with computer hackers, concerns about identity theft, and tough new legal requirements for securing information, there is a heightened awareness regarding the importance of networked computer information system vulnerability assessment and securing systems.

This program emphasizes the importance of assessing networked system vulnerabilities and securing networked information systems. In-depth instruction and practicum are used to provide the background, concepts and techniques to train professionals who are capable of protecting information assets from a wide range of security threats. Also included is the forensics training necessary to allow the security professional to properly analyze theft, misappropriation and misuse of information assets and proper safe keeping and documentation of evidentiary materials.

The Cybersecurity program will lead to an Associate Degree in Applied Business and provide the information and knowledge in preparation for the examinations to earn CCNA (Network) or MCITP:SA (Systems), CISSP (Security), CCE (Forensics) and Security+ professional certifications. It will also provide students with an interest in networked computer information technology a career opportunity in networked information systems security and provide those already in the networked information system profession with the opportunity to expand their career to include the area of network computer information system vulnerabilities and security.  NOTE  The Cybersecurity option has special admission requirements. The candidate must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and be at least 18 years of age. Students must also submit a successful criminal record background check.

Program Outcomes ►
The student will
integrate Edison State core values into every aspect of the program;
incorporate Edison State general education outcomes into every aspect of the program;
evaluate and analyze problems and apply the tools of logical problem solving;
demonstrate basic computer skills in areas such as applications, operating systems and programming;
support new technology and demonstrate sufficient knowledge to adapt to this technology;
recognize and understand data communication and its relationship to solve business related technological problems and issues;
apply programming, database, operating systems, virtual machine concepts, security and business application skills to troubleshoot and solve information technology problems specific to degree option; and
demonstrate ability to research, select, use and troubleshoot hardware, software and network connections appropriate to degree option.    

Semester 1

  CIT 110S Computer Concepts and Applications   3     ►Student should apply for Choose Ohio First scholarship and Hands On Technology scholarship before or during first semester.
►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 2.
  CIT 211S Operating System Concepts   3 C  
  COM 121S Fundamentals of Communication      3    
  ENG 121S Composition I      3    
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 1 3    
  Credit Hours 15      
  1Refer to AAB general education requirements.        

Semester 2

  CIT 214S Networking Essentials    3 C   ►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 3.
  CIT 215S Microcomputer Hardware     3    
  ENG 125S Technical Writing  OR  3    
  MGT 223S Project Management          
  MTH 122S College Algebra  OR 3    
  MTH 125S General Statistics        
  Humanities Elective 1 3    
  Credit Hours 15    
  1Refer to AAB general education requirements.      

Semester 3

  CIT 237S Computer Security Essentials   3     ►Student must submit successful background check for CIT 237S.
►Student should apply for internship.
►Advisor to evaluate student’s eligibility to graduate with Help Desk Short-Term Technical Certificate, Networking Short-Term Technical Certificate or Network Computer Management Certificate.
  CIT 242S Computer Forensics Essentials     3    
  CSC 210S CCNA 1  OR 3 C  
  NEP 236S Configuring Microsoft Windows Workstation 1   C  
  CSC 211S CCNA 2  OR 3 C  
  NEP 237S Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 1   C  
  MKT 218S Customer Service   1    
  Technical Elective2 3    
  Credit Hours 16    
  1Student must complete one of two series. CSC 210S, CSC 211S, CSC 212S and CSC 213S OR NEP 236S, NEP 237S, NEP 238S and NEP 239S.
2To be chosen from CIT 111S, CIT 212S, CIT 236S, CIT 248S, CIT 250S, CIT 280S, CSC 117S, NET 101S or NET 105S.

Semester 4

  CIT 216S Capstone Project  OR 3     ►Student to submit graduation application.
►Student to meet with transfer advisor at four-year school, if applicable.
►Advisor to evaluate student’s eligibility to graduate with Systems Administrator Certificate.
  CIT 291L Internship Experience  AND      
  CIT 291R Internship Seminar        
  CIT 238S System Vulnerabilities & Security   3    
  CIT 243S Advanced Computer Forensics     3    
  CSC 212S CCNA 3  OR 3 C  
  NEP 238S Administering Microsoft Windows Server 1   C  
  CSC 213S CCNA 4  OR 3    
  NEP 239S Configuring Advanced Windows Server 1      
  Credit Hours 15    
  1Student must complete one of two series. CSC 210S, CSC 211S, CSC 212S and CSC 213S OR NEP 236S, NEP 237S, NEP 238S and NEP 239S.

Total Credit Hours | 61

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