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Program: Cyber Security

CYBER SECURITY

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Richland campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CYBER.SECURITY

This degree is designed to prepare students for various entry-level technician opportunities in the information security sector with emphasis in cyber security and digital forensics arena in government, private sector, and law enforcement agencies. The program consists of five emphasis leading to the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Students may specialize in the Cyber Defense, Digital Forensics, Information Assurance, Network Security Administration, or System Security Administration.

The Cyber Defense emphasis combines both networking and systems administration fundamentals with a focus on defensive strategies to securing networks and systems.

The Digital Forensics emphasis places emphasis on investigative techniques and digital forensic analysis applicable to computers, mobile, and network devices.

The Information Assurance emphasis places more emphasis on computer operating systems, network security, and incident response to security threats.

The Network Security Administration emphasis combines networking fundamentals with the requisite network security concepts and best practices required to implement and administer secure network environments.

The System Security Administration emphasis combines systems administration fundamentals with the requisite security concepts and best practices required to implement, administer, and harden operating systems.

This program is intended to provide a foundation on which the graduate can build an information security or computer forensic career through expanded experience and/or further education.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 4
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration OR 4
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems (4)
# POFI 1104 Computer Fundamentals 1
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security 4
ITMT 2405 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure 4
ITCC 1440 CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials OR 4
ITDF 1400 Introduction to Digital Forensics OR (4)
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware (4)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 30

A student must complete Semesters 1 and 2, and all courses in one of the following in Semesters 3 and 4 in order to be awarded the AAS in Cyber Security.

#POFI 1104 A student must choose Word Processing Skills or Spreadsheet Skills.

For the Cyber Defense Emphasis, a student must choose: ITSC 1416, ITMT 2405, ITCC 1440.

For the Digital Forensics Emphasis, a student must choose: ITDF 1400.

For the Network Security Administration Emphasis, a student must choose: ITSC 1416, ITDF 1400.

For the System Security Administration Emphasis, a student must choose: ITSC 1416, ITSC 1425.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Semesters 1 and 2 Curriculum 30
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITMT 1457 Administering a Windows Server Operating System 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 2401 Firewalls and Network Security 4
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux 4
ITSY 2472 Ethical Hacking and System Defense OR 4
ITSY 2486 Internship-Computer and Information Systems Security (4)
+Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Semester Total 15
Cyber Defense Emphasis Minimum Hours Required 60

 

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Semesters 1 and 2 Curriculum 30
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITDF 2420 Digital Forensics Collection OR 4
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design (4)
ITDF 1405 Digital Data Storage Forensics 4
ITDF 2425 Digital Forensics Tools 4
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 2442 Incident Response and Handling 4
ITDF 2430 Digital Forensics Analysis 4
ITDF 2435 Comprehensive Digital Forensics Project OR 4
ITDF 2471 Internship for Digital Forensics (4)
+Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Semester Total 15
Digital Forensics Emphasis (formerly CYBER CRIME SPECIALIZATION) Minimum Hours Required 60

 

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Semesters 1 and 2 Curriculum 30
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
ITSY 2459 Security Assessment and Auditing 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology 4
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 2442 Incident Response and Handling 4
ITSY 2401 Firewalls and Network Security 4
ITSY 2441 Security Management Practices OR 4
ITSY 2486 Internship-Computer and Information Systems Security (4)
+Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Semester Total 15
Information Assurance Emphasis Minimum Hours Required 60

 

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Semesters 1 and 2 Curriculum 30
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 2442 Incident Response and Handling 4
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
ITSY 2401 Firewalls and Network Security 4
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITCC 2412 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITSY 2472 Ethical Hacking and System Defense OR 4
ITSY 2486 Internship-Computer and Information Systems Security (4)
+Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Semester Total 15
Network Security Administration Emphasis Minimum Hours Required 60

 

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Semesters 1 and 2 Curriculum 30
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
ITSY 2442 Incident Response and Handling 4
ITMT 1457 Administering a Windows Server Operating System 4
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux 4
ITMT 2404 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure 4
ITSY 2400 Operating System Security OR 4
ITSY 2486 Internship-Computer and Information Systems Security (4)
+Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Semester Total 15
System Security Administration Emphasis Minimum Hours Required 60

+Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Sciences.

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

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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DIGITAL FORENSIC ANALYST

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Advanced Technical Certificate)

Richland campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: ATC.CYBER.DIG.FOR

The Digital Forensic Analyst Certificate is an advanced technical certificate that provides an opportunity for students to acquire advanced specialized knowledge and skills to collect, identify, classify, and analyze digital evidence related to criminal or civil investigations. Those working in this field may be required to testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. In order to award this certificate, students must hold an associate degree or higher degree in the related field (information technology, computer science, criminal justice, accounting, law, or health). Exceptions will be granted for other degrees and junior level status in related areas will be approved by the program coordinator.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITDF 1400 Introduction to Digital Forensics 4
ITDF 1405 Digital Data Storage Forensics 4
ITDF 2420 Digital Forensics Collection 4
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITDF 2425 Digital Forensics Tools 4
ITDF 2430 Digital Forensics Analysis 4
ITDF 2435 Comprehensive Digital Forensics Project OR 4
ITDF 2471 Internship for Digital Forensics (4)
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 24

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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