Cybersecurity, Associate of Applied Science

This program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to analyze security vulnerabilities, create a comprehensive incident-response plan, and implement the equipment, policies, and procedures that protect a network and its related resources from unauthorized intrusion, information damage, or theft.  Behaving ethically, writing policies and procedures, security operating systems, installing and administering contemporary intrusion detection systems and firewalls, implementing network defenses and countermeasures, responding to intrusions, and utilizing system-wide, multi-layered, compliance-based approaches are emphasized.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. take the Cisco CCNA certification test;
  2. install, configure, and maintain network switches and routers;
  3. install and maintain network infrastructure for LAN, WAN, and WLAN networks;
  4. administer networks and network operating systems;
  5. analyze network traffic;
  6. secure network devices and operating systems;
  7. identify security threats;
  8. design, configure, and test secure networks;
  9. analyze and implement risk management and security policies; and
  10. effectively communicate technical information.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Important Information

Short Description

This program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to analyze security vulnerabilities, create a comprehensive incident-response plan, and implement the equipment, policies, and procedures that protect a network and its related resources from unauthorized intrusion, information damage, or theft.  Behaving ethically, writing policies and procedures, security operating systems, installing and administering contemporary intrusion detection systems and firewalls, implementing network defenses and countermeasures, responding to intrusions, and utilizing system-wide, multi-layered, compliance-based approaches are emphasized.

Type of Credential

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program Code

574

Contacts and Additional Information

Department Chair:

CCBC Essex, Noell Damron
443-840-2811 or cdamron@ccbcmd.edu

Program Coordinators:

CCBC Essex
Sabum Anyangwe
443-840-1775 or sanyangwe@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Owings Mills
Wendy Chin
443-840-4879 or wchin@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Catonsville
Vini Nithianandam
443-840-3391 or vnithiana@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Program*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 18-20 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose a course in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses. One course must be a Diversity course.

  • Arts and Humanities (CMNS 101 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology (CSIT 101, CSIT 111, or CSIT 120) 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 42-43 Credits

Students must select General Education electives and program electives to reach 60 credits for the degree.

Program Requirements:
Program Electives:
  • Program Elective - Any DCOM course 3-4 Credit(s).

Note

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.