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Course Number: ITSY 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Special Topics in Information Technology/Security

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the information security technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


Course Number: ITSY 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, NLC

Course Title: Fundamentals of Information Security

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to information security including vocabulary and terminology, ethics, the legal environment, and risk management. Identification of exposures and vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasures are addressed. The importance of appropriate planning, policies, and controls is also discussed. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 1400. The student may register for either ITSY 1300 or ITSY 1400 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 1342 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Information Technology Security

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Prior networking course, networking experience or instructor approval.
Course Description: Instruction in security for network computer hardware, software, virtualization, and data, including physical security; backup procedures; relevant tools; encryption; and protection from viruses. Topics may adapt to changes in industry practices. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 1442. The student may register for either ITSY 1342 or ITSY 1442 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Special Topics in Information Technology/Security

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the information security technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 1400 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Course Title: Fundamentals of Information Security

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to information security including vocabulary and terminology, ethics, the legal environment, and risk management. Identification of exposures and vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasures are addressed. The importance of appropriate planning, policies, and controls is also discussed. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 1300. The student may register for either ITSY 1300 or ITSY 1400 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 1442 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Information Technology Security

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Prior networking course, networking experience or instructor approval.
Course Description: Instruction in security for network computer hardware, software, virtualization, and data, including physical security; backup procedures; relevant tools; encryption; and protection from viruses. Topics may adapt to changes in industry practices. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 1342. The student may register for either ITSY 1342 or ITSY 1442 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Special Topics in Information Technology/Security

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the information security technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2300 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Operating System Security

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ITSY 1342 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Safeguard computer operating systems by demonstrating server support skills and designing and implementing a security system. Identify security threats and monitor network security implementations. Use best practices to configure operating systems to industry security standards. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2400. The student may register for either ITSY 2300 or ITSY 2400 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, RLC

Course Title: Firewalls and Network Security

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ITSY 1342 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Identify elements of firewall design, types of security threats and responses to security attacks. Use Best Practices to design, implement, and monitor a network security plan. Examine security incident postmortem reporting and ongoing network security activities. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2401. The student may register for either ITSY 2301 or ITSY 2401 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, RLC

Course Title: Security Management Practices

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ITSY 2301 or instructor approval.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of security management practices, including asset evaluation and risk management; cyber law and ethics issues; policies and procedures; business recovery and business continuity planning; network security design; and developing and maintaining a security plan. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2441. The student may register for either ITSY 2341 or ITSY 2441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2342 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Incident Response and Handling

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ITSY 2300 or instructor approval.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of incident response and incident handling, including identifying sources of attacks and security breaches; analyzing security logs; recovering the system to normal; performing postmortem analysis; and implementing and modifying security measures. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2442. The student may register for either ITSY 2342 or ITSY 2442 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Computer System Forensics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ITSY 2342 or instructor approval.
Course Description: In-depth study of system forensics including methodologies used for analysis of computer security breaches. Gather and evaluate evidence to perform postmortem analysis of a security breach. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2443. The student may register for either ITSY 2343 or ITSY 2443 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2359 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, RLC

Course Title: Security Assessment and Auditing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ITSY 2300 and ITSY 2301 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Capstone experience for the security curriculum. Synthesizes technical material covered in prior courses to monitor, audit, analyze, and revise computer and network security systems to ensure appropriate levels of protection are in place to assure regulatory compliance. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2459. The student may register for either ITSY 2359 or ITSY 2459 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2400 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Operating System Security

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ITSY 1442 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Safeguard computer operating systems by demonstrating server support skills and designing and implementing a security system. Identify security threats and monitor network security implementations. Use best practices to configure operating systems to industry security standards. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2300. The student may register for either ITSY 2300 or ITSY 2400 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Firewalls and Network Security

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ITSY 1442 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Identify elements of firewall design, types of security threats and responses to security attacks. Use best practices to design, implement, and monitor a network security plan. Examine security incident postmortem reporting and ongoing network security activities. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2301. The student may register for either ITSY 2301 or ITSY 2401 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2430 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Intrusion Detection

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ITSY 2400 and ITSY 2401 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Computer information systems security monitoring, intrusion detection, and crisis management. Includes alarm management, signature configuration, sensor configuration, and troubleshooting components. Emphasizes identifying, resolving, and documenting network crises and activating the response team. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2330. The student may register for either ITSY 2330 or ITSY 2430 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2441 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, RLC

Course Title: Security Management Practices

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ITSY 2401 or instructor approval.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of security management practices, including asset evaluation and risk management; cyber law and ethics issues; policies and procedures; business recovery and business continuity planning; network security design; and developing and maintaining a security plan. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2341. The student may register for either ITSY 2341 or ITSY 2441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2442 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, RLC

Course Title: Incident Response and Handling

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ITSY 2400 or instructor approval.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of incident response and incident handling, including identifying sources of attacks and security breaches; analyzing security logs; recovering the system to normal; performing postmortem analysis; and implementing and modifying security measures. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2342. The student may register for either ITSY 2342 or ITSY 2442 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2443 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Computer System Forensics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSY 2442 or instructor approval.
Course Description: In-depth study of system forensics including methodologies used for analysis of computer security breaches. Gather and evaluate evidence to perform postmortem analysis of a security breach. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2343. The student may register for either ITSY 2343 or ITSY 2443 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2445 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Course Title: Network Defense and Countermeasures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ITSY 2400, ITSY 2401, ITSY 2442, or instructor approval.
Course Description: This is a practical application and comprehensive course that includes the planning, design, and construction of a complex network that will sustain an attack, document events, and mitigate the effects of an attack. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2345. The student may register for either ITSY 2345 or ITSY 2445 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2459 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Security Assessment and Auditing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ITSY 2400 and ITSY 2401 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Capstone experience for the security curriculum. Synthesizes technical material covered in prior courses to monitor, audit, analyze, and revise computer and network security systems to ensure appropriate levels of protection are in place to assure regulatory compliance. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2359. The student may register for either ITSY 2359 or ITSY 2459 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2472 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Ethical Hacking and System Defense

This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: The course combines an ethical hacking methodology with the hands-on application of security tools to secure systems. Students are introduced to common countermeasures that effectively reduce and/or mitigate attacks. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ITSY 2486 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Internship-Computer and Information Systems Security

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (18 Ext.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.