Cybersecurity (AAS Degree)

 

This program will provide students with the foundational knowledge and hands-on skills to enter the IT workforce with an emphasis in Cybersecurity. Some courses in the program align directly with industry standard certifications.

 

 

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 Minimum Credits Required: 61
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 Arizona Programs of Study

 

Degree Information

What courses will I need to take?

General Education Requirements (25 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition (6 credits)

 

 

ENG 101 or ENG 101 A

College Composition I

3-5

ENG 102

Collge Composition II

3

Mathematics (3 credits)

 

 

MAT 140 or higher.

College Mathematics

5

Arts/Humanities (6 credits)

 

 

Two courses

 

6

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

 

 

Two courses 

 

6

Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)

 

 

One course

 

4

Degree Core Requirements (36 credits)

Course

Course Title

Hours

BUS 204    

Business Communications

3

CIS 120

Intro to Computer Information Systems

3

CIS 215

Principles of Programming with Python

3

CIS 220

Computer Programming I

4

CIS 161

Linux Administration I            

4

CIS 171

Linux Administration II        

4

CIS 228

Networking Essentials

4

CIS 237

Introduction to Computer Security

4

CIS 261

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

3

CIS 262

Ethical Hacking for Cybersecurity

4

CIS 289

Internship I

1-6

CIS 298 Special Topics  1-6

What order will I take the classes in?

Two Year (4 Semesters, 15-17 Credits Each)

Semester 1|  15 Credits

Course Number Course Description Credits Semester
CIS 120  Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3 Fall, Spring
CIS 215     Principles of Programming with Python 3         Fall, Spring
ENG 101 College Composition I 3         Fall, Spring, Summer
MAT 142     College Mathematics 3     Fall, Spring, Summer
A&H or S&BS Arts & Humanities Course OR Social & Behavioral Sciences Course 3  

 

Semester 2 | 15 Credits

Course Number Course Description Credits Semester
CIS 220 Computer Programming I 4 Fall, Spring
CIS 228* Networking Essentials     4 Spring
CIS 237**     Introduction to Computer Security 4 Spring
ENG 102 College Composition II 3 Fall, Spring, Summer

*Prepare for CompTIA Network+ N10-007 

**Prepare for CompTIA Security+ SY0-501
 

Semester 3 | 16 Credits

Course Number Course Description Credits Semester
CIS 161 Linux Administration I 4 Fall
CIS 261 Cybersecurity Fundamentals 3 Fall
BUS 204 Business Communications 3 Fall, Spring
A&H or S&BS Arts & Humanities Course OR Social & Behavioral Sciences Course 3     
A&H or S&BS Arts & Humanities Course OR Social & Behavioral Sciences Course 3  

 

Semester 4 | 15 Credits

Course Number Course Description Credits Semester
CIS 171* Linux Administration II 4 Spring
CIS 262 Ethical Hacking for Cybersecurity 4 Spring
A&H or S&BS Arts & Humanities Course OR Social & Behavioral Sciences Course 3  
P&BS Physical & Biological Sciences Course 4  

*Prepare for CompTIA Linux+ XK1-004

Milestones

Less than 15 Credits

  • Explore track options 
  • Advising Milestone - Know degree or certificate requirements

 

During 15-30 Credits

  • Create resume
  • Advising Milestone - Explore careers related to their degree or certificate

 

During 30-45 Credits

  • Explore internship options
  • Revise the resume
  • Explore Graduation requirements
  • Advising Milestone - Know the requirements for degree completion
  • Apply for Basic Certificate

 

Last Semester

  • Apply for Graduation

What will I learn?

The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study. Students will be able to: 

  • Use appropriate technological terminology for specific audiences.
  • Apply technical computing skills within a specialized fields of Information Technology, including Cyber Security.   
  • Be prepared to take industry certification exams.
  • Apply fundamental principles and practices in computer programming.

How will my course placement affect my course sequence?

Placement testing requirements can vary, please select the courses that are most appropriate for your skill level. For additional information view the Course Placement page.

 

Tracks based on current degree minimum requirements for English and Math.
 

English/Reading

Track 1:

ENG 095
ENG 099 + RDG 099
ENG 101
ENG 102

Track 2:

ENG 095
RDG 099
ENG 101A  (combines ENG 099 + ENG 101)
ENG 102

 

Math

Track 1:

MAT 088
MAT 091
MAT 097
MAT 142

Track 2:

MAT 088
MAT 091
MAT 140 (combines MAT 097 + MAT 142)


Work with an advisor to ensure completion of your pathway in a timely manner.