2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Cybersecurity

Degree

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Overview

Most companies pay big money to ensure that their data and corporate secrets remain secret. In addition, governmental regulations are becoming more and more aggressive towards businesses that do not protect customer information, or medical organizations that do not protect customer health information from attack. This degree prepares students to enter the world of corporate information security.

Career Opportunities

Companies are eager to hire people with understanding and skills necessary to protect data. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find enough qualified cybersecurity professionals and the demand is currently very high for students with this skillset.  Students often start out in the role of Security Analyst and can move into areas like Penetration Testing, Risk Analysis, etc.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Conduct Vulnerability Assessment scans.
  • Conduct simple Penetration tests.
  • Design and document a corporate Security strategy.
  • Utilize various analysis and hacker tools to assess and secure corporate assets.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze network traffic and system audit logs.

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Religion

Course NumberTitleCredits

Cornerstone Religion

Choose 2 Cornerstone Courses, 4 credits

Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & Everlast Gospel

2 credits

REL 275Teach & Doct of Book of Mormon

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Religion Electives

Choose 2 Elective Courses, 4 credits

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:4

Program-Required College Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BAP 115Excel and Intro. to Technology

1 credits

CAR 101College Success

1 credit

CAR 201Career Success

1 credits

COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Intro to College Writing

3 credits

MAT 107Quan Analysis & Per Finance

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Program Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 105Introduction to Programming

3 credits

IT 125Windows Client

3 credits

IT 130Intro to Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 143Structured Query Language(SQL)

3 credits

IT 150Introduction to Networking

3 credits

IT 160Cloud Computing Essentials

3 credits

IT 210Linux Administration

3 credits

IT 212Cybersecurity Fund

3 credits

IT 220Risk Analysis & Incident Resp

3 credits

IT 222Pen Testing and Detection

3 credits

IT 290Cybersecurity Lab

3 credits

IT 295Info Tech Capstone Project

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:36

Program Electives

Choose 2 courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 230Inter Windows Server Admin

3 credits

IT 232Adv. Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 240Administering Microsoft SQL

3 credits

IT 243Data Warehousing

3 credits

IT 250Inter Networking (ICND 1)

3 credits

IT 252Adv Networking (ICND 2)

3 credits

IT 270Advanced Linux w/LAMP

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Program-Required Experiential Courses

Choose one

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 298Enterprise Project

1 credits

IT 299IT Internship

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 65

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon preparatory courses required, additional semesters may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BAP 115Excel and Intro. to Technology

1 credits

CAR 101College Success

1 credit

ENG 101Intro to College Writing

3 credits

IT 125Windows Client

3 credits

MAT 107Quan Analysis & Per Finance

3 credits

RELIGION Cornerstone Religion or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 105Introduction to Programming

3 credits

IT 130Intro to Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 150Introduction to Networking

3 credits

IT 160Cloud Computing Essentials

3 credits

RELIGION Cornerstone Religion or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 143Structured Query Language(SQL)

3 credits

IT 210Linux Administration

3 credits

IT 212Cybersecurity Fund

3 credits

Elective Program Elective

3 Credits

RELIGION Cornerstone Religion or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

IT 220Risk Analysis & Incident Resp

3 credits

IT 222Pen Testing and Detection

3 credits

Elective Program Elective

3 Credits

RELIGION Cornerstone Religion or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Fifth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 201Career Success

1 credits

IT 290Cybersecurity Lab

3 credits

IT 295Info Tech Capstone Project

3 credits

CAR 298Enterprise Project

1 credits

Or

IT 299IT Internship

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9-11

Total Credit Hours: 65

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 65 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. Grade of C or higher in all core courses
  3. Cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher
  4. 2 cornerstone religion courses, 2 additional elective religion courses