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ITSY 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

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.)


ITSY 1282 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Cooperative Education-Computer and Information Systems Security
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


ITSY 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

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.)


ITSY 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

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.)


ITSY 1342 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Information Technology Security
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior networking course, networking experience or instructor approval.
Course Description: Instruction in security for network hardware, software, and data, including physical security; backup procedures; relevant tools; encryption; and protection from viruses. 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.)


ITSY 1382 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Cooperative Education-Computer and Information Systems Security
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


ITSY 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

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.)


ITSY 1400 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

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.)


ITSY 1442 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

Information Technology Security
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior networking course, networking experience or instructor approval.
Course Description: Instruction in security for network hardware, software, and data, including physical security; backup procedures; relevant tools; encryption; and protection from viruses. 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.)


ITSY 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

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.)


ITSY 2286 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Internship-Computer and Information Systems Security
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
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. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


ITSY 2300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Operating System Security
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


ITSY 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Firewalls and Network Security
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


ITSY 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Intrusion Detection
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSY 1342 or ITSY 2300 and ITSY 2301 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 2430. The student may register for either ITSY 2330 or ITSY 2430 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITSY 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Security Management Practices
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


ITSY 2342 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Incident Response and Handling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


ITSY 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Computer System Forensics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


ITSY 2345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC, RLC

Network Defense and Countermeasures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSY 2300, ITSY 2301, ITSY 2342, 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. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITSY 2359 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Security Assessment and Auditing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


ITSY 2400 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Operating System Security
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


ITSY 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Firewalls and Network Security
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


ITSY 2417 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Wireless Security Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior wireless or security course, wireless or security experience or instructor approval.
Course Description: Development of information security policies, standards, and guidelines for an organization. Includes Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), antivirus, Virtual Private Network (VPN), wireless communications, remote access, and other critical administrative and operational security policies. Identification of exposures and vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasures are addressed. Emphasizes wireless security goals of availability, integrity, accuracy, and confidentiality in the design, planning, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting of wireless LAN along with appropriate planning and administrative controls. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ITSY 2430 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

Intrusion Detection
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSY 1442 or 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.)


ITSY 2441 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Security Management Practices
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


ITSY 2442 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Incident Response and Handling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


ITSY 2443 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

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.)


ITSY 2445 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Network Defense and Countermeasures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITSY 2459 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

Security Assessment and Auditing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM 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.


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