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Associate of Arts in Cybersecurity

Course OverviewCourse Guide
The Associate of Arts in Cybersecurity degree is designed for students interested in a career in the area of protecting computer systems and networks. It is designed to fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements while providing flexibility in preparing students for transfer to a four-year institution. Students will learn about the vulnerabilities of hardware and software systems, perform network security testing, including countermeasure testing and the risk factor analysis needed to design a flexible and comprehensive security plan. Students will gain skills in providing for business continuity and disaster recovery. They can sit for the following industry certifications: CompTIA Linux+ and Security+; CCENT; CCNA Cyber Ops (SECOPS); and Microsoft Technology Associate. Since transfer requirements vary widely, it is important to consult with an advisor if you plan to transfer to a college or university.

Communications

ENG 121 English Composition* 3 credits/3 contacts
COM 150 Public Speaking* OR 3 credits/3 contacts
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits/3 contacts

 

Humanities (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 220 History of Art I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 201 Women in Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 233 Children’s Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 101 Modern Culture & the Arts* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 234 World Mythologies * 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 161 Spanish I 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 162 Spanish II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 163 Spanish III* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 261 Spanish IV* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 230 Philosophy* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
REL 231 Comparative Religion* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 232 Old Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 233 New Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Mathematics (choose one, Calculus recommended):

MATH 151 College Algebra* OR 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 161 Calculus I & Geometry* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Natural Science (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes – 1 must have a lab)

BIO 101 Human Biology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 110 Biological Form and Function* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 120 Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 121 Cellular Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 122 Organismal Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 125 Environment and Society* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 201 Ecology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 212 Pathophysiology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BIO 220 General Genetics* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 230 Microbiology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 130 Chemistry* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II 4 Credits/6 Contacts
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
GEOL 145 Physical Geology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 144 Astronomy* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 251 Physics I* 5 Credits/7 Contacts
PHYS 253 Physics II* 5 Credits/7 Contacts

 

Social Sciences ((choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II * 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 201 U.S. History I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 202 U.S. History II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 110 American Gov. and Political Science* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Cybersecurity Certificate (30 credit hours)

CIS 102 Cisco I* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 103 Cisco II* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 104 Cisco III* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 151 Ethical Hacking I* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 152 Ethical Hacking II* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 161 Cybersecurity Operations* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 172 Linux Operating Systems* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 245 Introduction to Security* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 270 PC Operating Systems* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 272 Linux OS Administration* 3Credits/3Contacts
Total: 61-65 Credits
*Course has a prerequisite(s)

NOTE: No courses under the 100 level will be accepted toward this degree. A grade of 2.0 or higher is required for any courses in the general education (MTA) areas.
Scope & Sequence:

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
CIS 102 CIS 103 CIS 104 CIS 270
CIS 151 CIS 152 MATH 151 OR 161 CIS 272
CIS 172 CIS 161 MTA Humanities course MTA Natural Science course
ENG 121 CIS 245 MTA Natural Science w/ lab MTA Social Science course
MTA Humanities course COM 150 or ENG 122 MTA Social Science course MTA Humanities course

 

Tuition is calculated on contact hours.

Current/Updated: 05/14/2020

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