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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 Science in Cyber Technology with a concentration in Network Security will have demonstrated:

  1. clarity in verbal and written communication to accurately convey technical information and to critically read and interpret technical literature;
  2. the ability to analyze critically and solve real -world security issues understanding the legal and ethical concerns;
  3. mastery in security awareness and network threats enabling graduates to analyze critically and react to new developments in their field;
  4. the utilization of mathematics to collect, analyze and interpret technical data collected through investigation and experimentation; and
  5. an application of computer networks and firewalls.

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.

This program requires a completion of an off-campus internship.

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


Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
CIT 102: Problem Solving and Programming Techniques   3
CIT 112: Support of Emerging Technologies  3
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
  Physical Science Elective * 3
  Humanities Elective 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
CIT 101: Network Essentials 3
CIT 115: Network Defense 3
CIT 170: Microsoft Windows Servers 3
CIT 172: Linux Server 3
MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students *** 3
or MATH 102:   College Algebra ***
    15
     
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Hours
CIT 130: Website Design I 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
    15
     
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
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 60
     
* Physical Science Electives: CHEM 101, CHEM 107, PHSC 105, PHSC 106, PHSC 107, PHSC 110, PHSC 111, PHYS 201, SCI 101
** Approved CIT Electives: Any CIT non required course (CIT 100 or Higher)
*** 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. 
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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