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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
3
COMM 100
COMM 102
Fundamentals of Speech or
Fundamentals of Human Communications
3
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
3-5
Any course numbered 100 or above from the following disciplines:
BIOL, CHEM, GEOG (104 & 110), GEOL, MATH 120 or above, PHYS
3-6
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
OR  
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