Computer Security Career

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems (Security Concentration)

Credits required 62/63

Dean

William Berardi

Program contact

Priscilla Grocer, Department Chair and Professor of Computer Information Systems, ext. 2403

Program Goals Statement

Students will be prepared for critical roles in developing solutions to security problems which are a continually changing and evolving issue for businesses. Students will master theoretical concepts of information security and the methodologies to apply learning to practical problem-solving and prevention.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Information

Note: Students may be required to obtain and use specific hardware, operating systems, or applications.

Elective Recommendations

After BCC

  • This program prepares students for high-demand roles to protect critical functions in all types of enterprises.
  • If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs website at BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Technical Literacy, First Year Experience

Degree Requirements

Choose one of the following

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

COM 118Communication Skills

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

General Courses

BUS 115Fundamentals of an Enterprise

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

MTH 131Elements of College Mathematics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Choose one of the following

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses

Ethical Dimensions Elective

0-3 credits

Global Awareness Elective

0-3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

0-3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Social Phenomenon Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-16

Choose courses from Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations

Program Courses

CIS 105Hardware Fundamentals

1 credit

CIS 106Operating System Scripting

1 credit

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

CIS 131Windows Server Administration I

3 credits

CIS 132Introduction to UNIX/Linux and Shell Programming

3 credits

CIS 133UNIX/Linux System Administration I

3 credits

CIS 134Networking Technologies

4 credits

CIS 231Windows Server Administration II

3 credits

CIT 150Network Security

3 credits

CIT 250Firewall Security

3 credits

CIT 251Operating Systems Security

3 credits

CIT 252Information Security and Disaster Recovery

3 credits

CIT 274Security Seminar

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:40

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CIS 105, CIS 121, CIS 132, CIS 134, ENG 101

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CIS 106, CIS 120, CIS 131, CIT 150, ENG 102

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

CIS 133, CIS 231, CIT 250, CIT 251, MTH 131

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

BUS 115, CIT 252, CIT 274, Global Awareness Elective, Science Elective, Social Phenomenon Elective, COM 118 or COM 101 or COM 114

 

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