Program: Computer Information Security
Contact: Mr. Ray Diedrichs
Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Credits Required: 68
The Chesapeake College Information Security Degree provides students with an understanding of computer security and information assurance based on current industry standards. This program is built upon the National Security Telecommunications and Systems Security Instruction (NSTISSI) 4011 and provides the foundation for students to sit for the following industry-recognized certifications: Network+, Security+, CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and SCNP (Security Certified Network Professional).
PROGRAM GOALS: The Computer Information Security Degree program will:
· Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the college’s general education competencies.
· Provide students with knowledge, concepts and skills of computer security and information assurance.
· Promote technical competency, professional knowledge and ethical responsibility.
· Prepare students for successful careers in information security or for further study in the field.
The Computer Information Security program is designed to prepare students to become Computer Information Security Specialists for a wide-range of government agencies or businesses. Topics cover threats, vulnerabilities, and preventions of computer crimes at the technical (hardware and software) level. Students should consult with the College’s Admissions Office or with the Computer Information Department faculty for advising.
This program is offered through the CyberWatch Consortium of Maryland in conjunction with Anne Arundel Community College. Four networking courses must be taken at Anne Arundel in order to complete the program requirements. Students may be required to pay out-of-county tuition for these courses. Students who have completed CISCO training elsewhere may also have their certification evaluated for credit toward degree completion.
(G. Ed.) General Education Program Requirement
Please note: This information is for planning purposes only. The list of courses may not be complete. Please contact an advisor to be sure that courses are applicable to your desired course of study.