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IT-Cyber Security

Curriculum Description

Information Technology

Career Cluster:    
Web and Digital Communications, Information Support and Services, Programming and Software Development, and Network Systems

Pathway:              Information Technology

Program Major    Information Technology

Pathway Description

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

This curriculum model is designed for the student that wishes to obtain the Associate in Applied Science degree in Information Technology with an emphasis in Cyber Security.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A25590CS
NC CIP: 11.0103
Day, Evening, and Online
POS Approved: Fall 2021

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CCT 110 Intro to Cyber Crime 3 0 0 3
CCT 121 Computer Crime Invest 3 2 0 4
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
CTI 110 Web, Pgm, & Db Foundation 2 2 0 3
CTI 120 Network & Sec Foundation 2 2 0 3
  Total: 12 8 0 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CCT 112 Ethics and High Technology 3 0 0 3
CCT 240 Data Recovery Techniques 2 3 0 3
CCT 250 Network Vulnerabilities I NEW VERSION 2021FA 2 2 0 3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2 2 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 2 2 0 3
  Total: 11 9 0 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concept 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Freshman Composition (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Precalculus Algebra (3) (2) (0) (4)
  Total: 8 2 0 9

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CCT 231 Technology Crimes & Law 3 0 0 3
CCT 251 Network Vulnerabilities II 2 2 0 3
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic 2 3 0 3
___ ___ Elective List 1 ** ** ** 3
  Total: 7 5 0 12

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CCT 285 Trends in Cyber Crime 2 2 0 3
CCT 289 Capstone Project 1 6 0 3
___ ___ Elective List 2 ** ** ** 1
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Intro Interpersonal Com (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Public Speaking (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prof Research & Reporting (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Technical Report Writing 3 0 0 3
  Total: 9 8 0 16

Total Credit Hours: 68

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Elective List 1 – Select 3 credit hours: CTS 120, DBA 110, NET 125, NOS 130, NOS 220

Elective List 2 - Select 1 credit hour: CSC 139, CSC 151, CSC 153, SEC 150, WBL 111, WBL 121, WBL 131

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 115, MUS 110, PHI 240

Social/Behavioral Science Elective – Select one: ECO 151, ECO 251, ECO 252, PSY 118 PSY 150, SOC 210

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

2017FA State Curriculum Standard Revision; new title and code; repackaged only.

A25590CS