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Information Systems Security A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science
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Information Systems Security covers a broad expanse of technology concepts. This curriculum provides individuals with the skills required to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls.

Course work includes networking technologies, operating systems administration, information policy, intrusion detection, security administration, and industry best practices to protect data communications.

Graduates should be prepared for employment as security administrators. Additionally, they will acquire the skills that allow them to pursue security certifications.

NSA-NIATP Courseware Certification

Courseware in the Information Systems Security program has been certified by the National Security Agency, National Information Assurance Education and Training Program meeting the requirements as set forth by the national training standards Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals NSTISSI No. 4011 and Systems Administrators (SA), CNSSI 4013. This certification gives A-B Tech the authority to recognize candidates who demonstrate that they have met 4011 and 4013 training standards. Candidates who have met the standard will be issued a certificate of recognition acknowledging their completion of the CNSS 4011 and 4013 requirements.


Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, BUS, CIS, CTI, DBA, NET, NOS and SEC


First Semester (Fall)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA 115 Success and Study Skills 1
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 2
NET 125 Networking Basics 3
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3

Second Semester (Spring)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
DBA 110 Database Concepts 3
NET 126 Routing Basics 3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 3
SEC 160 Security Admin I 3

Third Semester (Summer)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 4
PSY 150 General Psychology 3

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
CTI 240 Virtualization Admin I 3
NET 225 Routing and Switching I 3
NET 226 Routing and Switching II 3
SEC 210 Intrusion Detection 3
SEC 220 Defense-In-Depth 3

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3
CIS 115 Intro to Programming and Logic 3
SEC 150 Secure Communications 3
SEC 260 Security Admin II 3

Sixth Semester (Summer)

Total Credit Hours Required


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