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Associate in Applied Science

Secure Systems Administration Curriculum

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Blue River
MCC-Penn Valley- weekend class offerings
Some courses may be taken at other campuses

Program Coordinator:
Brian Hurley, 816.604.6659

A.A.S. Secure Systems Administration and Engineering (Cybersecurity)

A.A.S. Computer Science and Information Systems: Secure Systems Administration & Engineering (PDF)

General Education Requirements
ENGL 101 Composition & Reading I 3
HIST 120
HIST 121
POLS 136
United States History to 1865 or
United States History Since 1865 or
Introduction to U. S. National Politics
COMM 100
COMM 102
Fundamentals of Speech or
Fundamentals of Human Communications
MATH 120 College Algebra or higher 3
Any course numbered 100 or above from the following disciplines:
ART, ANTH, COMM, ECON, ENGL, Foreign Language, GEOG (except 104 & 110 and GIS courses), HIST, HUMN,  MUSI, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, SIGN, SOSC, SOCI, THEA
Any course numbered 100 or above from the following disciplines:
BIOL, CHEM, GEOG (104 & 110), GEOL, MATH 120 or above, PHYS
Computer and User Support Certificate - A+ 13
COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
BUSN 105 Business Communications 3
CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals 3
CSIS 111 Computer Hardware, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting* 3
CSIS 151 Microsoft Operating Systems Concepts* 3
Complete the CompTIA A+ Certification Pass
Network and Systems Support Certificate - Network + 18
CSIS 119 Scripting Fundamentals 3
CSIS 143 Database Design and Management 3
CSIS 152 Linux Operating System 3
CSIS 161 Networking Fundamentals* 3
CSIS 230 Windows Server and Active Directory Fundamentals 3
CSIS 232 Virtualization and Cloud Computing Concepts 3
Complete the CompTIA  Network+  Certification Pass
Secure Systems Administration and Engineering Certificate – *Security+  12
CSIS 170 Principles of Information Security 3
CSIS 270 Network and Systems Security* 3
Students must choose one of the following tracks:
CSIS 261 Advanced Networking I 3
CSIS 262 Advanced Networking II 3
CSIS 280 Penetration Testing 3
CSIS 281 Cyber Analytics 3
*Pentest+, CySA+, or CCNA can also be TSA    
Complete the CompTIA Security+ Certification   Pass
AAS Secure Systems Administration and Engineering Degree Total 61-66

* Certification is required to earn the stackable certificates within the degree.

Last Modified: 12/18/19