2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)
Degree Plan: Information Security Skills Achievement Award

(Skills Achievement Award)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: SA.CIT.INFO.SECUR

This sequence is for students interested in learning about solutions to safeguard information systems and networks from various forms of cyber threats. It includes courses covering security theory and preventative measures, as well as attack detection and defense. Industry standard methods are reinforced with hands-on lab applications to provide the student with practical security maintenance experience.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.



ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4


ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4


ITSY 2400 Operating System Security 4
Minimum Hours Required 12

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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