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Computer Technology - Cybersecurity (AOC)

James House, Jr., Department Chair
Technology 226
301-784-5308
https://www.allegany.edu/computer-technology

This curriculum is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity, information assurance or network security and administration. Students completing this program should have the skills necessary for taking the appropriate Cisco and CompTIA industry certification exams.

Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Technology - Area of Concentration in Cybersecurity.

Required Computer Technology Courses


Computer Literacy
Computer Logic
Introduction to Cybersecurity
Emerging Technologies
PC Architecture
Security +
Digital Forensics
Cyber Law (Criminal Justice 216)
Operating Systems or
Linux Operating System
Introduction to Networking
Cisco Networking 2
Ethical Hacking
A+ Certification Exam Review
Security+ Certification Exam Review

Required General Courses


Introduction to Business or
Sales and Customer Service
Freshman English I
Business and Technical Communication
Speech Communication

Required Elective Courses


Please consult with your advisor or the Advising Center staff for selecting appropriate elective courses for graduation.

 

Laboratory Science Elective - 3 credits

Mathematics Elective - 3 credits

Social and Behavioral Science Elective - 3 credits

 

CYBERSECURITY
AREA OF CONCENTRATION

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
Computer Technology 101 (Computer Literacy) 3
Computer Technology 103 (Computer Logic) 4
Computer Technology 107 (Introduction to Cybersecurity) 3
English 101 (Freshman English I) 3
Mathematics Elective 3
Total: 16
 
SECOND SEMESTER
Computer Technology 219 or 220 (Operating Systems or Linux OS) 3
Computer Technology 225 (Introduction to Networking) 3
English 112 (Business and Technical Communications) 3
Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3
Speech 101 (Speech Communication) 3
Total: 15
 
THIRD SEMESTER
Computer Technology 109 (Emerging Technologies) 3
Computer Technology 180 (PC Architecture) 3
Computer Technology 201 (Security +) 3
Computer Technology 239 (Cisco Networking 2) 3
Science Elective 3
Total: 15
 
FOURTH SEMESTER
Business Administration 101 or 104 (Introduction to Business or Sales and Customer Service) 3
Computer Technology 202 (Digital Forensics) 3
Computer Technology 216 (Cyber Law) 3
Computer Technology 245 (Ethical Hacking) 3
Computer Technology 288 (A+ Certification Exam Review) 1
Computer Technology 289 (Security + Certification Exam Review) 1
Total: 14
Total Credit Hours: 60

*Computer Technology 240 (Field Placement) can be used as a substitute for any required 200-level computer technology course in the cybersecurity area of concentration.

NOTE: All courses specifically identified by course number are graduation requirements for this program.