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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_AAS_CYCC

Campus: Larimer Campus and Westminster Campus

Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing

This AAS degree pathway is designed to introduce students to a comprehensive overview of network security, including general security concepts. Communication security is studied, including remote access, e-mail, the web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data. Common network attacks and Computer forensics are discussed. Cryptography basics are incorporated, and operational/organizational security is discussed as it relates to physical security, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Cloud and virtualization courses are designed to provide students with the technical skills required to install, configure and/or manage many facets of "cloud" infrastructure. Students completing this training will be prepared for multiple industry certifications including the CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Cloud+, and CompTIA Cloud Essentials.

Requirements

Students must demonstrate course proficiency or course completion of CNG 120 A+ Certification Preparation or both CNG 121 Computer Technician I: A+ and CNG 122 Computer Technician II: A+ or permission of Program Director.

Students are strongly advised to meet with the Program Director before starting this degree pathway to obtain advisement and proper sequencing of courses. 

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

 

CIS 223Linux

3

or

CNG 201Linux Configuration: (OS)

3

 

CNG 124Networking I: Network +

3

CNG 132Network Security Fundamentals

3

CNG 133Firewalls/Network Security

3

CNG 142Intro to Cloud Computing Concepts

3

CNG 240Virtual Environment Admin

3

Total Credit Hours:21

Cybersecurity & Cloud Computing Electives

Select a minimum of 9 credits from below.  Credits over 9 will reduce the remaining electives needed to fulfill degree requirements. 

Course NumberTitleCredits
CNG 131Principles of Information Assurance

3

CNG 136Guide to IT Disaster Recovery

3

CNG 241Information Storage and Management

3

CNG 242Cloud Computing

3

CNG 243Cloud Security and Cyber Law

3

CNG 251Anti Virus Concepts

3

CNG 254Data Encryption

3

CNG 257Network Defense & Counter Measures

3

CNG 258Digital Forensics

4

CNG 259Enterprise Security

4

Total Credit Hours:9

Electives

Select a minimum of 9 credits from CNG courses.  The remaining 6 credits may be taken from any combination of CIS, CNG, CSC, and/or CWB courses to fulfill remaining degree requirements. 

Total Credit Hours:15

Required General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

English

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 121College Algebra

4

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Natural and Physical Sciences

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Total Credit Hours: 60-61

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