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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

Please consult an academic advisor before enrolling. For more information about the Secure Systems Administration and Engineering degree and related certificates, or for information regarding other tracks available in Cybersecurity, please contact Brian Hurley at 816-604-6659.  You may also send him an email at to receive program and advising information via email.

A.A.S. : Computer Science and Information Systems

COLL 100 First-Year Seminar 1
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:
BSAD 221 Business Communications 3
CSIS 110 Information Technology Fundamentals 3
CSIS 111 Computer Hardware, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting 3
CSIS 115 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
CSIS 151 Microsoft Operating Systems Concepts 3
Complete the COMP TIAA+ Certification   Pass
Network and Systems Support Certificate Coursework: 
CSIS 123 Programming Fundamentals 3
CSIS 143 Database Design and Management 3
CSIS 152 Linux Operating System 3
CSIS 161 Networking Fundamentals 3
CSIS 172 Windows Server and Active Directory Fundamentals 3
CSIS 174 Virtualization and Cloud Computing Concepts 4
Complete the Comp TIA Network + Certification   Pass
Secure Systems Administration and Engineering Certificate Coursework:
Complete the Network and User Support Certificate   35
CSIS 170 Principles of Information Assurance 3
CSIS 178 Network and Systems Security 3
CSIS 290 Field Competencies and Employment Strategies 3
Complete the Comp TIA Security + Certification   Pass



Last Modified: 6/24/19