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CyberSecurity/Information Assurance Technology

CyberSecurity/Information Assurance Technology

This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations. This program is available during the day and evening. Contact your academic advisor about an evening curriculum guide. Some classes may be offered on Saturdays but the entire degree cannot be completed on weekends.

Information Technology is one of the fastest-growing career fields today. The CyberSecurity/Information Assurance curriculum prepares students to support the information security needs of businesses. This curriculum can assist students in preparing for the following certifications: CompTIA (A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, Project+), CISSP and Cisco Certified Network Associate.

CyberSecurity/Information Assurance students can increase their learning (and earning) potential by participating in the cooperative education work-experience program. Through this program, students can spend up to two semesters working in the information technology field while earning college credits. Interested students should contact their academic advisor or the Office of Career Management for more information.

Learn more through the Center for CyberSecurity Education.

Embedded Certificate
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless the student contacts Records and Registration and indicates he/she does not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in CyberSecurity/Information Assurance, a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of computer and network systems terms and concepts.
  • Setup, install, configure, and troubleshoot hardware/software for desktop computer systems.
  • Install, configure, manage, and maintain network-based voice, audio, and video technologies.
  • Install, configure, manage, and maintain network infrastructure equipment and software.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of computer and network security terms and concepts.
  • Implement, configure, and troubleshoot network security software and hardware.
  • Design secure computer and network infrastructures.
Course Title Credits
NTK 1110 PC Hardware Essentials (A Term) 3
NTK 1120 PC Operating Systems Essentials (B Term) 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1100 College Success 1
CSE 1110 Introduction to Cybersecurity  (A Term) 3
CSE 1120 Cybersecurity - Security + (B Term) 3
NTK 1211 Fundamentals of Networking (A Term) 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics 3
-- Social/Behavioral Science Elective (GA) * 3
CSE 2251 CyberSecurity - Security Professional I (A Term) 3
CSE 2252 CyberSecurity - Security Professional II (B Term) 3
NTK 2105 Cisco Certified Network Associate I (A Term) 3
NTK 2115 Cisco Certified Network Associate II (B Term) 3
MGT 2000 Introduction to Project Management 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
CSD 1510 Programming Fundamentals with Python 3
NTK 2125 Cisco Certified Network Associate III (A Term) 3
NTK 2150 Cloud Technologies (B Term) 3
NTK 2890 Computer Networking Capstone 3
-- Arts/Humanities Elective 3
  Total credit hours 61
* At least one social/behavioral science or arts/humanities elective must be a global awareness (GA) course.

**The EBE courses consist of Employability Skills (EBE 1000) and co-op/internship opportunities.

The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules.

A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog.

Academic Preparation

Students should possess mathematical skills and should be comfortable using technology.  Students who do not possess basic computer and technology skills should take one or more of the following courses to improve their skill level in basic technology use: ITS 0800, ITS 0810, ITS 1105, ITS 1210.  Students who have not completed a full sequence of high school mathematics may need to complete a series of college preparatory math classes.

Transfer Information

Students enrolled in applied associate degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program.  However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree.  A number of colleges and universities have designed bachelor's completion programs for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.

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Alisa Van Overstraeten Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Cybersecurity and Computer Networking