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

Required Courses

Application Course

Select one PC Application course (3 credits).  Recommend courses are listed below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

CIS 155PC Spreadsheet Concepts: Excel

3

CIS 202Automated Project Management: MS Project

3

CIS 218Advanced PC Applications

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Core Requirements

Course NumberTitleCredits
CNG 120A+ Certification Preparation

4

CNG 124Networking I: Network +

3

CNG 132Network Security Fundamentals

3

CNG 133Firewalls/Network Security

3

CNG 142Intro to Cloud Computing Concepts

3

CNG 201Linux Configuration: (OS)

3

Total Credit Hours:19

Note: Students who have completed CNG 121 & CNG 122 may apply credits earned toward the CNG 120 requirement.  Additional credits earned will be applied as electives.

Cybersecurity & Cloud Computing Electives

Select a minimum of 12 credits from below.  Credits over 12 will reduce the remaining electives below needed to fulfill degree requirements. 

Course NumberTitleCredits
CNG 131Principles of Information Assurance

3

CNG 136Guide to IT Disaster Recovery

3

CNG 240Virtual Environment Admin

3

CNG 241Information Storage and Management

3

CNG 242Cloud Computing

3

CNG 243Cloud Security and Cyber Law

3

CNG 254Data Encryption

3

CNG 256Vulnerability Assessment I

3

CNG 257Network Defense & Counter Measures

3

CNG 258Digital Forensics

4

CNG 259Enterprise Security

4

Total Credit Hours:12-14

Electives

The remaining 11 credits may be taken from any combination of CIS, CNG, CSC, and/or CWB courses to fulfill remaining degree requirements.

Total Credit Hours:11

General Education Courses

Written Communication

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Select 3-5 credits of Mathematics (MAT 121 or higher GT-MA1). Recommended courses are below.

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 121College Algebra

4

MAT 135Introduction to Statistics

3

Total Credit Hours:3-5

General Studies

Select three courses (9 credits) from the Approved Elective ListRecommended categories and courses include ANY Business & Information Technology, or courses in EthicsCommunication and Management as listed below. Please Note: CIS and CSC coursework cannot be used to satisfy general education requirements in this program.

Ethics
Course NumberTitleCredits
MAN 230Corporate Ethics & Social Resp

3

PHI 205Business Ethics

3

PHI 112Ethics

3

Total Credit Hours:3
Communication
Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 125Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 220Intercultural Communication

3

COM 209Intrapersonal Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:3
Management
Course NumberTitleCredits
MAN 216Small Business Management

3

MAN 226Principles of Management

3

MAN 241Project Management in Organizations

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:15-17

Total Credit Hours: 60-62