Tuesday – November 21, 2017

IT Information Systems Security Specialist (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business / Information Technology Career Cluster

Mequon Campus
Program Code: 10-151-3

For Information: 414-297-6395
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200


Overview —  Learn to develop information security strategies, perform risk analyses, install security software, monitor network traffic and develop an emergency response plan.

To prepare for a career in computer network and internet security, this program provides background and hands-on experience in securing MS Windows, Unix/Linux, Cisco, networks, servers and clients, and the enterprise network.

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.

 

Accelerated Option — This program also is offered in an accelerated flexible format. Classes meet four and one-half hours per week during the school year and are offered online during the summer. See IT Information Systems Security Specialist - Accelerated for more information.
 

Career Pathway — This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.

Career Outlook — Employment opportunities for information security specialists are expected to grow dramatically due to tremendous industry and business concern about this type of security.
 

Program Learning Outcomes — As a graduate of the program, employers will expect you 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 algebra or one semester of college algebra
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • Microsoft Windows or Macintosh operating system skills
     

Future Opportunities  If you are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree upon graduation, check with the program 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
Digital Forensics Analyst

 

Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

ITSEC-114

Information Security Principles

3

 

(1)

 

ITNET-131

Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1)

3

 

(1)

 

ITSEC-124

Network Security (Security+)

3

 
(2)   ITSEC-152

Information Security Risk Management

3  
(2)   ITNET-132

Routing/Switching Essentials (Cisco 2)

3  
      (or) ITSEC-140 Router Security
 
   

(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 Security

3

 

(3)

 

ITSEC-145

Perimeter Security

3

 

(3)

 

ITSEC-148

Securing Wireless Devices and Networks

3

 

(4)

 

ITSEC-126

Computer Forensics

3

 

(4)

 

ITSEC-122

Web/Application Security

3

 

(4)

 

ITSEC-146

Security Measures and Intrusion Detection

3

 

(4)

 

ITSEC-191

Information Security Internship

1

 
      (or) ITSEC-194 Security Project Implementation    


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

 

    COMPSW-106 Introduction to MS Office    
    ITSEC-151 IT - Auditing    


TOTAL CREDITS: 66

 


‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.


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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated April 2017.