Wednesday – October 01, 2014

 

IT Information Systems Security Specialist — Accelerated
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business
Mequon Campus
Program Code: 10-150-4.AA

For Information: 262-238-2300

Overview — Students enrolled in the Accelerated program may complete all Technical Studies courses in less than 18 months. In the Accelerated format, classes meet four and one-half hours per week during the school year and are offered online during the summer. To earn the A.A.S. degree, General Studies courses must be completed in addition to the Accelerated schedule of Technical Studies courses.

The IT Information Systems Security Specialist — Accelerated associate degree program prepares you for a career in computer network and internet security. Students learn to develop information security strategies, perform risk analyses, install security software, monitor network traffic and develop an emergency response plan. It provides background and hands-on experience in securing MS Windows, Unix/Linux, Cisco, networks, servers and clients, and the enterprise network. 

The IT Information Systems Security Specialist degree is also available in a non-accelerated format.

 

Career Outlook — Employment opportunities for information security specialists are expected to grow dramatically due to tremendous industry and business concern about security. Typical job titles include junior security specialist/engineer/analyst, junior network engineer/administrator/specialist, desktop security technician, junior IT auditor, security support specialist, IT compliance office, and help desk security assistant.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — As a graduate of the program, employers will expect you to be able to:

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose security issues
  • Conduct security audits and penetration testing
  • Assist in developing and implementing security plans and procedures
  • Assist in developing and presenting security awareness
  • Evaluate, recommend and install security hardware and software
  • Monitor computer systems to detect inappropriate use
  • Develop incident, disaster recovery, business continuity and emergency response plans


Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra or one semester of college-level algebra
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • Microsoft Windows or Macintosh operating system skills


Future Opportunities — This program will prepare you to obtain an entry-level information technology position with possibilities for advancement. You will also be ready to take industry certification exams including Security+, MCSA, MCP, Network+, I-Net+ and CISSP Associate.

If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon graduation, check with the program counselor or advisor and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.


Possible Careers:
Desktop Security Support Specialist
Junior IT Auditor
Junior IT Compliance Officer
Junior Network Engineer/Analyst/Specialist
Junior Security Engineer/Analyst/Specialist
Security Technician


Related Programs:
IT Computer Support Specialist
IT Mobile Applications Developer
IT Network Specialist - Accelerated


Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.


Curriculum effective 2013-14.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Sequence for Accelerated Students

   

(1)

ITSEC-114

Information Security Principles

3

(1)

ITNET-101

Network Communications (Network+)

      3      

(1)

ITSEC-120

Security Policies and Procedures

3

(2)

ITSEC-191

Information Systems Security Internship 2

1

OR ITSEC-194 Security Project Implementation

(2)

 

ITSEC-124

Network Security (Security+)

3

 

(2)

ITNET-112

MS Server Administration 1

3

(2)

 

ITNET-161

Linux Overview

2

 

(3)

ITNET-111

MS Server Administration 2

          3

(3)

ITSEC-136

Unix/Linux Admin and Security

          3

(3)

ITSEC-140

Router Security

3

(3)

 

ITSEC-145

Perimeter Security

3

 

(3)

ITSEC-148

Securing Wireless Devices and Networks

3

(4)

 

ITSEC-122

Web/Application Security

          3

 

(4)

ITSEC-146

Security Measures and Intrusion Detection

          3

(4)

ITSEC-152

Information Security Risk Management

3

(4)

ITSEC-126 

Computer Forensics

          3


GENERAL STUDIES

   

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

OR Any 200-series ECON course

 


ENG-151 and


Communication Skills 1


3

 
   

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 
   

 

OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

   
   


MATH-123


Math with Business Applications ‡


3

 
   

 

OR Any 200-series MATH course

   
   


NATSCI-167


Science of Technology


3

 
   

 

OR Any 200-series NATSCI course

   
   


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


 3

 
   

 

OR Any 200-series PSYCH course

   
 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 
   

 

OR Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

   
           
    ELECTIVES Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed           3
   

ITNET-139

Network Routing and Switching

     

 

COMPSW-106

Introduction to MS Office

     

ITSEC-151

IT - Auditing


TOTAL CREDITS: 69

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2013.