Information Technology – Cybersecurity Specialist

Program Number: 10-151-2
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
This program is eligible for financial aid

Become an expert in internet security and enter a complex and quickly-growing career field with the Information Technology - Cybersecurity Specialist program.

About the Program

Cyberattacks are the fastest-growing crime in the U.S., and the complexity of these attacks is alarming. In response, organizations require internal resources to prevent these threats. The Information Technology - Cybersecurity Specialist program prepares students to work as cybersecurity specialists, whose main responsibility is to protect an organization's computer network and systems.  They are also skilled at maintaining system security to prevent cyberattacks.

What You’ll Learn

Graduates will protect data confidentiality, integrity and availability while learning ways to implement security mechanisms. Emphasis is placed on vigilant security awareness, identifying network threats and deploying appropriate incident responses. Curriculum is aligned with industry recognized standards and prepares students for certification in IT security.

Number Title Crs
Semester 1
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
150-107 IT Fundamentals 1 3
150-108 IT Fundamentals 2 3
150-191 Principles of Information Security 3
150-192 Network Security Fundamentals 3
890-101 College 101 2
Total 15
 
Semester 2
150-110 Cloud Computing 3
150-193 Network Attacks and Firewalls 3
150-194 Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
152-172 Web Site Security 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
Total 18
 
Semester 3
150-120 Microsoft Servers 3
150-122 Virtualization 3
151-105 Ethical Hacking 3
154-128 Scripting 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
801-197 Technical Reporting 3
Total 18
 
Semester 4
150-115 Emerging Innovations in Technology 3
150-126 Internet of Things 3
151-110 IT Cybersecurity Capstone 3
804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
Total 15
 
Total Credits 66
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