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Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Technology (Network Security concentration)

The Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Technology with a concentration in Network Security program provides students with the skills needed to manage an organization's network security needs. The program prepares individuals to function as entry level network security specialist, and includes instruction on technologies to keep network assets secure, conducting forensic analyses, encryption techniques, and organizational security management.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Applied in Cyber Technology with a concentration in Network Security will be able to:

  1. read and interpret technical literature and convey technical information through verbal and written communication;
  2. analyze critically and solve real-world security issues understanding the legal and ethical concerns;
  3. demonstrate security awareness in order to react to new developments in their field; .
  4. utilize critical thinking skills to collect, analyze and interpret technical data collected through investigation and experimentation; and
  5. implement computer networks and firewalls both physically and logically.

Specific Degree Information:

Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor concerning required courses and sequencing for this degree.

This program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). In order to be eligible for graduation from this program transfer students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 technical credit hours from Bossier Parish Community College.

  • Students who are in the internship* of the Cyber Technology - Network Security Program must be available for 100 hours of internship.
  • Students must apply for an internship with the program director the semester prior to the start of the desired internship.
  • A prerequisite to applying to internship is the completion of at least one approved industry-based certification.
  • Internship students must be prepared to complete internship rotations at an out of town facility.
  • Internship students must adhere to internship site requirements which include but may not be limited to background checks, drug screens, and orientation meetings.
  • Internship students must provide documentation of achievement of one additional accredited, approved industry-based certifications by the end of the internship.

*In special circumstances the internship may be substituted with Dean and Program Director approval with a 200 level CIT course and completion of two approved industry-based certifications.

Required courses for Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Technology with a concentration in Network Security

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
CIT 101: Network Essentials  3
CIT 112: Support of Emerging Technologies (A+) 3
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
CIS 114: Microsoft Windows Client 3
  Humanities Elective 3
Second Semester Hours
CIT 102: Problem Solving and Programming Techniques 3
  Physical Science Elective ** 3
CIT 170: Microsoft Windows Servers 3
  Approved CIT Elective*** 3
MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students 3
or MATH 102:   College Algebra
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Hours
CIT 172: Linux Server 3
CIT 121: CCNAI 3
or CIT 210:   Advanced Networking Topics
CIT 279: Information Assurance 3
SPCH 110: Public Speaking 3
  Approved CIT Elective *** 3
Fourth Semester Hours
CIT 225: Network Security Design 3
CIT 280: Computer Forensics 3
CIT 299: Cyber Internship 3
  Approved CIT Elective ** 3
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective * 3
Total Credit Hours 60
*Behavioral/Social Science Electives and Humanities electives
**Physical Science Elective: CHEM 101, CHEM 107, PHSC 105, PHSC 106, PHSC 107, PHSC 110, PHSC 111, PHYS 201, SCI 101
***Approved CIT Elective: CIS 100 OR Any CIT 100 level or above
a For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102 instead of MATH 101. Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course. b May not be sole humanities course. c May only be used for AAS degrees.
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in each course and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to earn a credential.
All BPCC students are expected to be familiar with College policies, requirements, procedures and regulations. Students must assume final responsibility for being acquainted with College policies. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception be granted because a student pleads ignorance of the regulation. 
Students pursuing associate degrees, academic certificates or technical competency areas at BPCC must declare their intent to do so. Curricular requirements become effective at the date of the declaration of the academic major and do not date from the point of original enrollment in the College. If the student resigns or does not enroll for one semester, the student would have to meet the requirements of a new curriculum.
The student is responsible with all the requirements of the degree program and should consult with his/her academic advisor when necessary. Each student assumes the responsibility for scheduling courses which are applicable to degrees and for taking courses in proper sequence to ensure the orderly progression of work. 

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