Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
120 Hours

Major

75 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
CIS 1010
Introduction to Computer Applications
3

Introduces students to modern office software and applications. Applications presented include word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software.

CIS 1110
Computer Operating Systems and Maintenance I and II
3

Provides an introduction to computer operating systems and maintenance concepts. Students will study the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems and will receive a brief introduction to Linux. This course will assist students in their preparation for the CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

CIS 2210
Database Management and Design
3

Introduces students to the underlying principles of information and database structure in electronic database management systems. Students will be introduced to types of information, table structure, features of a relational database, basic concepts of database design and normalization, and basic overviews of the roles of database administrators and professionals. Students will also be introduced to introductory SQL commands using a command line and existing databases. Expands on the concepts learned in the introductory course in database creation by introducing students to higher levels of database development and computer science concepts. Students learn SQL in order to study the manipulation of a relational database. This course also includes a survey of database platforms.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 1110 OR CS 1010 OR CS 1110 OR NET 1010

CIS 2610
Visual BASIC
3

Introduces object-oriented programming design using Visual BASIC.NET for Windows. Students will learn the tools and methods used to analyze real-life problems and develop programs that address those problems. BASIC language has been a long-standing standard for learning programming. Visual BASIC.NET builds on this tradition plus introduces students to the powerful tools of object-oriented programming that have fast become a standard in most Windows programming languages. Continues the study of advanced methods of writing Object-Oriented/Event-Driven (OOED) applications using Visual BASIC.NET. Using realistic case studies, students will exhibit their ability to write code for variables, selection structure, repetition, sequential access files, dialog boxes, error trapping, viewing and manipulating databases, and two-dimensional arrays. Students will also demonstrate their ability to work with a team to design, create, test, debug, document, and present an advanced, multi-form Visual Basic application that incorporates multiple concepts.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 1110

CS 1110
Introduction to Programming
3

Introduces students to programming concepts such as logic and flow charting as well as some basic programming techniques.

Corequisite(s):
MTH 1110

ITS 1110
Introduction to Information Systems Security
3

Provides students with a background in information security, security management, and the technical components of security. Students will be given an overview of the entire field of information security: the history, the terminology, and the management aspects of information security programs with sufficient detail to facilitate an understanding of information security systems and their management.

ITS 2110
Introduction to Network Security
3

Provides students with a strong foundation in network security concepts, along with analysis and design of these systems. It is a preparatory course in network security methodologies and helps prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
NET 1010

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 2110L

ITS 2210
VPN Firewall
3

Prepares students to protect private networks from external security threats through the use of firewall systems. Discusses security holes in common Internet services and how to proactively defend against external attacks. Discusses the philosophies of firewall design, access lists, authentication, and general security policy. Covers a wide variety of firewall systems over multiple operating systems. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 2110

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 2210L

ITS 2310
Linux I
3

Provides an introduction to Linux/Unix, its history, characteristics, and system basics from a user's perspective. The following concepts are introduced: basic file structures; navigational tools; file manipulation tools; file permissions and access; 'vi' editor basics; remote terminal emulation; mail; shell fundamentals; quoting and special characters; filename generation; input/output redirection; pipelines; multitasking and input arguments. Students will demonstrate the ability to use Linux/Unix commands at the command-line level. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 2310L

ITS 3050
Security Policies and Auditing
3

Discusses the key structure elements and terms of written information protection policy and reviews some typical policy contents. Prepares students to develop the related standards, procedures, and guidelines for implementing the policy. Evaluates the tools needed to select, develop, and apply a security program that meets business goals. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 2110

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 3050L

ITS 3210
Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology
3

Explores legal and ethical issues faced in the information technology field. Students will learn about ethical issues within an organization as they relate to relationships internally as well as with customers, partners, and society. In addition, students will learn of current legal issues in information technology such as intellectual property, privacy rules, and legislative actions. Exploration of the impact of these issues on current and proposed technical strategies will help prepare students to provide influence with regard to legal and ethical issues they will face in today's organizations.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 2110

ITS 3250
Securing Systems
3

Prepares students to understand the inherent vulnerabilities of a variety of systems including Windows and Linux/UNIX, and proactively defend against attacks on these systems. Covers defense strategies through understanding of system and file permissions, password and account security, the Windows Registry, Malware prevention, encryption, and Directory Service management via policies. Discusses hardening of network operating systems and remote network access through a detailed survey of built-in security tools and third party utilities. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 3050

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 3250L

ITS 3310
Designing for Security
3

Provides students with concepts needed for creating secure networks and systems requiring advanced planning. Once networks or systems are open to either the Internet or an internal user base, they are exposed to threats ranging from viruses to outright destruction. Therefore, designing these systems and networks with an understanding of their function and security needs before being exposed to these threats will provide information with its best defense. The objectives of this course are to create a framework to define the needed functions of the network or systems and ensure that secure methods are used to provide these tools. This course will focus on the use of tools to update these functions to continue to provide secure services. Finally, this course will also explore sites and services that can be used to discover new exploits and methods to secure them, and tools used by security professionals to audit the vulnerability of the network and systems. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 3050

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 3310L

ITS 3410
Scripting for Network Administrators
3

Introduces scripting language and its environment. Students will build scripts and utilities to automate system tasks and create powerful system management tools to handle the day-to-day tasks that drive a system administrator's life. The course covers batch scripting, secure scripting and string processing. Students will also learn how to automate the scripting of security related functions. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 3410L

ITS 4150
Firewall Concepts
3

Prepares students to protect private networks from external security threats through the use of firewall systems. Discusses security holes in common Internet services and how to proactively defend against external attacks. Discusses the philosophies of firewall design, access lists, authentication, and general security policy. Covers a wide variety of firewall systems over multiple operating systems.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 3050

ITS 4210
Access Control Authentication and PKI
3

Defines the components of access control, provides a business framework for implementation, and discusses legal requirements that impact access control programs. It looks at the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities prevalent in information systems and IT infrastructures and how to handle them. It provides a resource that details how to put access control systems to work as well as testing and managing them. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 3310

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 4210L

ITS 4250
Computer Forensics and Investigation
3

Provides students with an overview of computer forensics, operating systems and how they function. Students are introduced to forensic tools along with concepts such as chain of custody and documentation of evidence/procedures. Students learn how to act as an expert witness if needed to appear at a trial. The outcomes of this course map to the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists certification (IACIS). 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 3050

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 4250L

ITS 4910
Information Trends/Research and Design Project
3

Integrates the knowledge and skills students have obtained in this program to plan, design, and research a network security environment that would mirror a real-world environment. This course will require a written research paper, an oral presentation, and the design of a network that utilizes the concepts learned within the core and specialization minors of their degree. This is a capstone research project. Class looks at current trends within the security environment.

MNP 2010
Microsoft Windows Configuration
3

Provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to install, deploy, and upgrade to Microsoft Windows, including ensuring hardware and software compatibility. Additionally, this course covers the skills necessary to configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows, and mobile computing. This Microsoft Official Academic Course helps to prepare the student for the Microsoft Certification examinations.

Prerequisite(s):
NET 1010

NET 1010
Networking Essentials
3

Introduces students to the field of computing. Focuses on the basic issues related to data communications and networking technologies. Topics include the OSI model, network topologies, protocols, and the fundamentals of internetworking. TCP/IP addressing is also covered. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Corequisite(s):
CIS 1110

Concurrent requisite(s):
NET 1010L

NET 2110
Wireless Networking
3

Explores the planning, designing, installing and configuring of wireless LANs. Offers in-depth coverage of wireless networks with extensive coverage of IEEE 802.11 b/a/g/pre-n implementation, design, managing, security, and troubleshooting. Material is reinforced with hands-on projects. This course prepares students for the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) certification.

Prerequisite(s):
NET 1010

NET 2210
Routers and Routing
3

Provides an introduction to the concepts of routers, the OSI reference model, IP addressing, subnetting, data link and network addresses, and concepts of data encapsulation. Includes hands-on exercises. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
NET 1010

Concurrent requisite(s):
NET 2210L

PPM 3010
Project Management
3

Introduces students to the five processes of project management: initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. Topics include an overview of the evolution of project management, tools and techniques, and the project life cycle. Students will gain experience with the basic techniques of project planning, scheduling, execution, and closure.

WRKIT2010
Work Experience
3

Provides a 150-hour minimum learning experience over a minimum of 10 week in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students to develop skills and gain training in their major field. A minimum grade of 73% is required on the supervisor evaluation and assignments to pass the course.

WRKIT4010
Work Experience
3

Provides a 150-hour minimum learning experience over a minimum of 10 week in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students to develop skills and gain training in their major field. A minimum grade of 73% is required on the supervisor evaluation and assignments to pass the course.

Concentration

15 Hours
The cyber defense concentration builds upon and adds focus to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Security degree. Cyber security analysts are critical members of an IT team, helping to protect the computer software, hardware and networks that link an organization’s employees, suppliers, clients, customers and other users. We developed our concentration in cyber defense with significant input from experts and organizational leaders across multiple industries.
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ITS 3150
Information Systems Threat Assessment
3

Prepares students to assess and then correct the vulnerabilities present within information systems. Details methods and tools used in attacks and discusses countermeasures. Discusses available security resources. Analyzes attack types. Specifically covers intrusion detection systems. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 3050

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 3150L

ITS 4050
Internet and Web Security
3

Prepares students to understand Web and Internet security from an administrator, developer, and end user's perspective. Covers topics regarding website security, including SSL encryption and web authentication. Examines risks that threaten a site and hardware and software tools available to protect against hacking, port scanning, and denial-of-service attacks. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 3250

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 4050L

ITS 4350
Disaster Recovery
3

Prepares students to identify risks within businesses and how to minimize loss. Discusses cost/benefit analysis of disaster recovery planning. Identifies methods for minimizing the risk of a disaster and the response tasks to be performed during a disaster. Details the development of a disaster recovery plan (DRP). 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 3050

ITS 4450
Fraud Risk Assessment Tools and Investigation
3

Presents how to conduct a fraud risk assessment and gain an understanding of basic fraud concepts. Techniques to identify and assess risks are explored and executed with best practices using fraud risk assessment tools. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 4450L

ITS 4550
Fraud Prevention and Deterrence
3

Presents how to identify the risk of fraudulent schemes and deter fraud in real world scenarios both near and abroad. Techniques to control and limit fraud losses through managerial research and best practices are explored in detail. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 4550L

General Education

30 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ELECTIVE
Scientific Inquiry
3

ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

MTH 1110
College Algebra I
3

Introduces elements of algebra including graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, rational equations, and functions. The combination of MTH 1110 and MTH 1120 satisfy the MTA College Algebra Pathway. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.

MTH 1120
College Algebra II
3

Examines more advanced elements of algebra emphasizing the use of algebra and functions in problem solving and modeling. Key topics include functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, rational functions, logarithms, exponential functions, conic sections, sequences and series. Graphing is by recognition and transformation rather than by plotting points. The combination of MTH 1110 and MTH 1120 satisfy the MTA College Algebra Pathway.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1110

MTH 1410
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
3

Examines sets, functions, relations, graphs, trees, logic, mathematical induction and other proof techniques, counting techniques, Boolean Algebras and analysis of algorithms. Students experience mathematics in a larger context by studying both theoretical foundations and applications of the topics of the course.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1310 OR MTH 1210

MTH 2750
Statistical Methods
3

Focuses on data interpretation and practical application of introductory level statistics. Emphasizes a conceptual understanding of the use of statistics in various fields, including the ability to interpret results. Topics include development and analysis of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics (bivariate), and regression analysis. Students determine appropriate statistical methods, calculate basic statistical values, and analyze/interpret data sets including statistical software study results. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1050 OR MTH 1110

SOC 3210
Cultural Diversity
3

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

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