Information Technology - Information Security


You can earn an information security certificate. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 18 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses


Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1850 Operating Systems II
This course provides students with the skills to acquire advanced knowledge in each of the stand-alone Microsoft Operating Systems and experience with the Linux and MAC operating systems. Topics include: network connectivity, installation, command line interface, registry editing, troubleshooting, security, recovery, and file systems.
BSAD 2050 Business Communications
Development of both oral and written communicative skills. Students will be able to organize and present effective presentations gaining audience rapport and sending appropriate nonverbal messages as well as formulate effective letters, memos, and reports for business and industry.
INFO 2650 Network Servers
Intensive introduction to multi-user, multi-tasking network operating systems. Characteristics of the Linux and Windows network operating systems will be discussed. Students explore a variety of topics including installation procedures, security issues, back-up procedures, and remote access.
INFO 2700 Cisco Networking I
This course is an introduction into computer networking. It uses Cisco's Networking Academy Program-CNAP curriculum and covers the first semester of the CNAP. The CNAP teaches networking basics and is intended to be a preparatory program for the Cisco Certified Network Associate-CCNA Exam. The concepts covered in this course are networking terminology and protocols, LAN basics, the OSI model layers, network cabling, network topologies, IP addressing, and basic networking standards.
INFO 2720 Principles of Information Security
This course presents an in-depth exposure of the current risks and threats to an organization's data. Methods of auditing and safeguarding critical electronic assets will be discussed. Historical background of various types of security breaches and theoretical vulnerabilities for information security in businesses will be included in the curriculum.
INFO 2730 Information Security Lab
This course allows students to apply the basics of their introductory security knowledge in a hands-on environment with detailed exercises using a computer operating system. Coverage includes scanning, operating system vulnerability analysis and resolution, firewalls, security maintenance, forensics, and more. Full versions of security software will be included with the course and training using this software will be provided.
INFO 2800 CompTIA Security+Certification
This course will prepare students to pass the CompTIA Security+certification. CompTIA Security+ not only ensures that candidates will apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents; it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them.

Note! Note to Current Students

We strongly recommend that you review your course schedule with your advisor and consult the college catalog for specific program requirements.