Information Security Track - Degree | ECTC

Information Security Track - Degree

Associate in Applied Science
Computer and Information Technologies

Developmental Courses as Needed

Courses Credit Notes
RDG 20/100 3-6  
ENC 90/ENG 100 2-5  
MAT 61 4  

General Education Courses

Courses Credit Notes
ENG 101 Writing I 3  
Approved Quantitative Reasoning Course (see list below) 3-5  
Natural Sciences 3  
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3  
Heritage/Humanities 3  
GENERAL EDUCATION SUBTOTAL 15-17  

Technical Core Requirements

Courses Credit Notes
CIT 105 Introduction to Computers 3 Recommended first semester
Prereq: RDG 20 or instructor consent
CIT 111 Computer Hardware and Software 4 Coreq: CIT 105 and MAT 61 or instructor consent
Recommended first semester
CIT 120 Computational Thinking 3 Prereq: MAT 85 or MAT 126 or higher or instructor consent
Prereq or Coreq: CIT 105
CIT 170 Database Design Fundamentals 3 Prereq: CIT 105 and MAT 85 or MAT 126 and instructor consent
CIT 180 Security Fundamentals 3 Prereq: CIT 160 or CIT 161 or instructor consent
CIT 160 Introduction to Networking Concepts OR
CIT 161 Introduction to Networks
4 Prereq: MAT 61 or instructor consent;
Prereq or Coreq: CIT 111 or instructor consent
Approved Level I Programming Language Courses (see list below) 3 Prereq: CIT 120
CIT 290 Internship OR
CIT 291 CIT Capstone OR
CIT 293 CIT Employability Studies
1-3 Prereq: sophomore standing in CIT
TECHNICAL CORE SUBTOTAL 24-26  

Information Security Track

Courses Credit Notes
CIT 182 Perimeter Defense 3 Prereq: CIT 180 or instructor consent
CIT 184 Attacks and Exploits 3 Prereq: CIT 180 or instructor consent
CIT 227 Introduction to UNIX/Linux Administration 3 Prereq: CIT 111 and CIT 160/161 or instructor consent
Approved Network Elective Courses (see list below) 6  
Approved Security Elective Courses (see list below) 3  
Approved CIT Technical Courses 3  
INFORMATION SECURITY TRACK SUBTOTAL 21  
TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS 60-64  

Students graduating with a degree or certificate in Computer and Information Technologies may only use a course with a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher (or a ā€œPā€ for Pass/Fail courses) to fulfill a core or track graduation requirement. Students may not use one course to fulfill multiple requirements.

The Computer and Information Technologies department does not accept non-general education courses older than five years from returning or transfer students without consent from the local program coordinator.

Approved Network Elective Courses

Courses Credit Notes
CIT 167 Switching and Routing Essentials 4 Prereq: CIT 161 or instructor consent
CIT 212 Connecting & Scaling Networks 4 Prereq: CIT 167 or instructor consent
CIT 219 Internet Protocols 3 Prereq: CIT 160/161/ or CIT 162 or instructor consent
CIT 228 Advanced UNIX/Linux Administration 3 Prereq: CIT 227
CIT 260 Network Hardware Installation and Troubleshooting 3 Prereq: CIT 160 or instructor consent
CIT 261 MS Active Directory Services 3 Prereq: CIT 111 and CIT 160/161 or instructor consent
CIT 262 MS Network Infrastructure 3 Prereq: CIT 111 and CIT 160/161 or instructor consent
CIT 263 Advanced Microsoft Topics 3 Prereq: CIT 213 or instructor consent
CIT 264 Microsoft Server Management 3 Prereq: CIT 262 or instructor consent
CIT 267 UNIX/Linux Network Services 3 Prereq: CIT 218 or instructor consent
Other Microsoft Networking courses approved by the CIT Program Coordinator 3  

Approved Security Elective Courses

Courses Credit Notes
CIT 284 Computer Forensics 3 Prereq: CIT 180 or instructor consent
CIT 285 MS Windows OS Security 3 Prereq: CIT 180 and either CIT 214 or CIT 262 or instructor consent
CIT 286 UNIX/Linux OS Security 3 Prereq: CIT 180 and CIT 217 or instructor consent
CIT 287 Cisco OS Security 3 Prereq: CIT 167 or CIT 212 or instructor consent
CIT 288 Network Security 3 Prereq: CIT 180 and Approved Level I Network Technologies Sequence or instructor consent

Approved Level I Programming Language Courses

Courses Credit Notes
CIT 140 Java Script I 3 Prereq: CIT 120 and CIT 150 or 155
CIT 141 PHP I 3 Prereq: CIT 120 or instructor consent
CIT 142 C++ I 3 Prereq: CIT 120 or instructor consent
CIT 143 C# I 3 Prereq: CIT 120 or instructor consent
CIT 144 Python I 3 Prereq: CIT 120 or instructor consent
CIT 145 Perl I 3 Prereq: CIT 120 or instructor consent
CIT 146 Swift I 3 Prereq: CIT 120 or instructor consent
CIT 147 Programming I: Language 3 Prereq: CIT 120 or instructor consent
CIT 148 Visual Basic I 3 Prereq: CIT 120 or instructor consent
CIT 149 Java I 3 Prereq: CIT 120 or instructor consent
CIT 171 SQL I 3 Prereq: CIT 120 or instructor consent
University Level I programming language as approved by program coordinator 3-4  

Approved Quantitative Reasoning Courses

Courses Credit Notes
MAT 126 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry 3  
MAT 146 Contemporary College Mathematics 3  
MAT 150 College Algebra 3  
MAT 155 Trigonometry 3  
MAT 160 Precalculus 3  
MAT 161 Statistics and Algebra 3  
MAT 165 Finite Mathematics and its Applications 3  
MAT 170 Brief Calculus with Applications 3  
MAT 171 Precalculus 5  
MAT 174 Calculus I 4  
MAT 175 Calculus I 5  

For a list of KCTCS general education classes in each category, go to https://catalog.kctcs.edu/academic-services/general-education-requirements/

KCTCS Catalog:  Information Security Track - Degree