Sep 30, 2023  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2022-2023 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Cybersecurity and Systems Administration, A.A.S.

Offered at Main Campus

Cybersecurity and Systems Administration is a 21-month (seven-term) program. This specialty emphasizes the installation, operation, security and maintenance of computer systems and networks used in business and industry. Labs are equipped with modern computer equipment and networks.

Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. This major may be entered in the Fall or Spring terms.

A laptop computer is required for second-term students, preferred for first term students. Laptop computer requirements are available from the department office at (641) 683-5215.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Communicate both in writing and orally with a range of audiences to be able to accomplish a common goal.
  2. Install, configure, monitor and secure operating systems, networks, hardware, and storage subsystems both in virtual and physical environments.
  3. Research and utilize current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for IT best practices.
  4. Design, implement, diagnose and administer local-area and wide-area networks to satisfy organizational goals.
  5. Recognize popular social engineering, network based and host based attacks. Understand how to implement remediation strategies for these types of attacks.
  6. Setup/configure a basic Windows Server and create technical documentation including network diagrams.
  7. Demonstrate Linux/Unix server administration.
Program Total: 86-87 Credits

Term I

Total: 11 Credits

Total: 13 Credits

Term III

Total: 14 Credits

Total: 10 Credits

Term V

Total: 11 Credits

Total: 14 Credits

Total: 13-14 Credits


*Refer to General Education Course Requirements (A.A.S.)  for approved courses.

*Optional Course(s)