The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise. Learn more.
Degree conferred: Associate in Applied Science - 64 credits
Program contact: Division of Business /Computers & Information Systems, (815) 921-3101
Graduates of the Data Assurance & IT Security Program are prepared for a career in computer network and Internet security. Responsibilities include developing information security strategies, performing analyses, installing security software, monitoring network traffic, and developing emergency plans.
With the increased concern over computer security issues, employers are looking for people with skills in this area. Graduates secure jobs such as security specialists, network specialists, security technicians, security support specialists, and security assistants. Students should consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the CIS program.
|PCT-112||Windows Server Fundamentals||(3)|
|PCT-120||Cisco Networking I||(4)|
|PCT-122||Cisco Networking II||(4)|
|PCT-124||Cisco Networking III||(4)|
|PCT-126||Cisco Networking IV||(4)|
|PCT-130||Intro to Network Security Fundamentals||(3)|
|PCT-132||Advanced Network Security||(3)|
|PCT-275||Cisco Firewall Design||(4)|
|ENG-103||Composition II, or|
|ENG-110||Introduction to Technical Writing||(3)|
|SPH-131||Fundamentals of Communication||(3)|
|MTH-120||College Algebra, or|
|MTH-160||Topics From Finite Mathematics, or|
|MTH-220||Elements of Statistics||(3)|
|BUS-170||Intro to Organizational Behavior, or|
|PSY-170||General Psychology, or|
|SOC-190||Introduction to Sociology||(3)|