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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)

ENGL 101 Composition & Reading I 3
HIST 120
HIST 121
POLS 135
POLS 136
POLS 137
United States History to 1865 or
United States History Since 1865 ~ or ~
Introduction to Political Science ~ or ~
Introduction to U. S. National Politics ~ or ~
Introduction to State and Local Politics
MATH 120 College Algebra or higher 3
COMM 100
COMM 102
Fundamentals of Speech or
Fundamentals of Human Communications
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
BIOL, CHEM, GEOG (104 & 110), GEOL, MATH 120 or above, PHYS 3-6
Secure Systems Administration & Engineering Core Requirements
Computer and User Support Certificate Coursework:
COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
BSAD 221 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 Coursework: 
Complete the Computer and User Support Certificate   13
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 Coursework:
Complete the Network and User Support Certificate   31
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
Complete the CompTIA Security+ Certification   Pass
AAS Secure Systems Administration and Engineering Degree Total 61

Last Modified: 11/7/19