2021-2022 College Catalog

Cybersecurity AAS

Cybersecurity AAS (Major Code: IS23)

Program Description

The Computer Information Systems – Cybersecurity program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment in Cybersecurity Specialists.

Career Information

Occupation

Computer Occupations 

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 12.4% nationally and 17.4% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $66,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Peter Ejindu

Program Coordinator, Computer Information Systems

Academic Building C2310A

404-225-4538

pejindu@atlantatech.edu

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 5 Terms
Credit Hours: 72
Estimated Program Cost: $11,029

Course Outline

General Education Courses (15 Credits)

Area I – Language Arts/Communications

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral - Select one of the following

ECON 1101Principles of Economics

3

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology

3

Area III – Natural Science/Mathematics – Select one of the following

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

MATH 1100Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Select one of the following

ARTS 1101Art Appreciation

3

ENGL 2130American Literature

3

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities

3

General Education Elective

XXXX XXXX Any additional course from Areas I-IV

3

Occupational Courses (40 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar

3

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

CIST 1001Computer Concepts

4

CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance

4

CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals

3

CIST 1602Security Policies and Procedures

3

CIST 2601Implementing Operating Systems Security

4

CIST 2602Network Security

4

CIST 2611Network Defense and Countermeasures

4

CIST 2612Computer Forensics

4

CIST 2613Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

4

Introductory Level Networking Class – Select one of the following (4 Credits)

CIST 2451Introduction to Networks - CISCO

4

Networking Elective (12 Credits)

XXXX xxxx Networking Electives

12

Program Specific Elective (4 Credits)

XXXX XXXX Guided Elective

4

Total Credit Hours: 75

 

Program Outcomes

1. Graduate will have the ability to plan, coordinate and implement information security.
2. Graduate will have the ability to install security software, monitor for and respond to security breaches.
3. Graduate will have the ability prioritize tasks and work cooperative within a team.
4. Graduate will have highly developed written and verbal and online communication skills.
5. Graduate will make good judgments, problem solve and have analytical skills.