Cyber and Information Security - Associate of Applied Science

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Curriculum Code #6470

Effective May 2019

Division of Engineering, Business and Information Technologies

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Cyber and Information Security prepares students for employment in a variety of careers in Cyber Security. Examples of positions can include such titles as network security specialist, information security technician, and cybersecurity specialist. In addition to basic computer and networking skills, this degree provides a solid foundation in information assurance, cybercrime investigation, ethical hacking, digital forensics, network forensics, cyber operations, Internet of Things, data collection, software exploitation, analysis of malicious code, reverse engineering, data integrity, risk assessment and mitigation techniques. Lab work and assignments will present real world cyber security scenarios encountered in the work place. Industry standard software will be used for digital forensics studies. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
CMNW 101 A+ CERTIFICATION PREPARATION I 4
CISS 125
OPERATING SYSTEM INTERFACES 1, 2
or A+ CERTIFICATION PREP II
3-4
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
MTHM 158
QUANTITATIVE REASONING 3
or INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
3
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 4 1
 Hours14-15
Spring Semester
CISS 145
LOCAL AREA NETWORKS 1
or NETWORK INSTALLATION/DIAGNOSTICS
4
CMNW 120 CYBER-FOREN CYBER CRIME THE LAW 4
ENGL 164 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II WITH TECHNICAL TOPICS 1 3
PHLY 161 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS 3
PSYH 151 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
 Hours17
Second Year
Fall Semester
BIOG 164 EXPLORATIONS IN FIELD SCIENCE 3
CISS 161 CISCO CCNA INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK 1 3
CISS 245 NETWORK INTEGRATION AND MANAGEMENT 1 4
CYBR 220 PYTHON SCRIPTING AND PROGRAM CONCEPTS 3
CYBR 231 ETHICAL HACKING AND COUNTERMEASURES 4
 Hours17
Spring Semester
CISS 251 CYBER DEFENSE METHODS 1 3
CISS 252 IT SECURITY CONCEPTS 4
CMNW 223 NETWORK FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES 1 4
CYBR 110 FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) 4
 Hours15
 Total Hours63-64

Program Contact(s):

Lawrence Atkinson
440-366-7050
latkinso@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your advising team.

More program information can be found on our website.

  1. Describe methods for investigating both domestic and international cybersecurity incidents.
  2. Develop short and long-term organizational cybersecurity strategies and policies.
  3. Implement cyber security goals, metrics, and safeguards consistent with industry best practices.
  4. Conduct security assessments to identify vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure systems.
  5. Evaluate a variety of cybersecurity tools.