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2010 - 2011 General Catalog



Associate of Applied Science in Information Network Security Specialist

The Information Network Security Specialist program provides students with the skills needed to manage an organization's network security needs., The program prepares individuals to function as entry level network security specialist, and includes instruction on technologies to keep network assets secure, conducting forensic analyses, encryption techniques, and organizational security management.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Applied Science in Information Network Security Specialist will have demonstrated:

  1. clarity in verbal and written communication to accurately convey technical information and to critically read and interpret technical literature;
  2. the ability to critically analyze and solve real world security issues understanding the legal and ethical concerns;
  3. mastery in security awareness and network threats enabling graduates to critically analyze and react to new developments in their field;
  4. the utilization of mathematics to collect, analyze and interpret technical data collected through investigation and experimentation; and
  5. an application of computer networks and firewalls to gain hands-on experience.

Required courses for Associate of Applied Science in Information Network Security Specialist:

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
CIT 101: Network Essentials 3
ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra 3
PHSC 105: Elemental Physics 3
  Humanities Elective 3
Second Semester Hours
CIT 115: Network Defense 3
CIT 120: Network Routing and Switching 3
CIT 170: Microsoft Windows Servers 3
CIT 172: Linux Server 3
CWD 130: Web Design I 3
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Hours
CIT 220: Managing Firewalls 3
CWD 170: Database Interactions 3
CWD 210: CGI/Perl Programming 3
CWD 280: Information Assurance 3
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech 3
Fourth Semester Hours
CIT 225: Network Security Design 3
CIT 240: Virtual Private Networks 3
CIT 280: Computer Forensics 3
CIT 293: Network Security Internship 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Total credit hours 63

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in each course and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to earn a credential.

All BPCC students are expected to be familiar with College policies, requirements, procedures and regulations. Students must assume final responsibility for being acquainted with College policies. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception be granted because a student pleads ignorance of the regulation.

Students pursuing associate degrees, academic certificates or technical competency areas at BPCC must declare their intent to do so. Curricular requirements become effective at the date of the declaration of the academic major and do not date from the point of original enrollment in the College. If the student resigns or does not enroll for one semester, the student would have to meet the requirements of a new curriculum.

The student is responsible with all the requirements of the degree program and should consult with his/her academic advisor when necessary. Each student assumes the responsibility for scheduling courses which are applicable to degrees and for taking courses in proper sequence to ensure the orderly progression of work.