Information Security Track | KCTCS

Information Security Track

The Information Security track will provide a solid background in information security. Fundamentals of information security, offensive and defensive techniques, and security topics such as operating system security, network security design, or other security topics are covered. This track will help prepare students for entry-level positions of network security, auditing and penetration testing, firewall configuration, and computer crime investigation.

68 Credit Hours

General Education Courses

Choose one of the following Heritage-Humanities Courses

  • HIS 101 - World Civilization I
  • REL 130 - Introduction to Religion
  • HIS 108 - History of the US through 1865
  • HIS 109 - History of the United States Since 1865
  • ART 100 - Introduction to Art
  • MUS 100 - Introduction to Music
  • PHI 110
  • PHI 120

Choose one of the following Math Courses

Choose one of the following Natural Sciences Courses

  • BIO 112 - Introduction to Biology
  • BIO 113 - Introduction to Biology Lab
  • BIO 120 - Human Ecology
  • BIO 130 - Aspects of Human Biology 
  • BIO 135 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory
  • BIO 137 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 139 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CHE 120 - Chemistry in Society
  • PHY 171 - Applied Physics

Choose one of the following Social-Behavioral Sciences Courses

  • ECO 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • PSY 110 - General Psychology
  • PSY 223 - Developmental Psychology
  • REL 130 - Introduction to Religion
  • ECO 101 - Contemporary Economic Issues

Core Requirements

  • CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers
  • CIT 111 - Computer Hardware and Software
  • CIT 120 - Computational Thinking
  • CIT 150 - Internet Technologies
  • CIT 170 - Database Design Fundamentals
  • CIT 180 - Security Fundamentals
  • CIT 155 - Web Page Development
  • CIT 157 - Web Site Design and Production (Coming soon)
  • CIT 291 - Capstone: Design and Implementation

Chose one of the following Approved Level I Networking Courses

  • CIT 160 - Intro to Networking Concepts
  • CIT 161 - Introduction to Networks

Chose one of the following Approved Level I Programming Language Courses

Information Security Track

Required Courses

Choose one of the following Approved Security Elective Courses (3.0 Credit Hours)

Choose two of the following Approved Network Elective courses (6.0 Credit Hours)

  • CIT 160 - Intro to Networking Concepts
  • CIT 213 - MS Client/Server Config
  • CIT 214 - Server Infrastructure Admin
  • CIT 217 - UNIX/Linux Administration

Choose two of the following Approved CIT Technical Courses (6.0 Credit Hours)

* Students may not use one course to fulfill multiple requirements.

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Notes

  • Courses chosen to satisfy General Education requirements must be selected from an approved list which may be found in the KCTCS catalog at https://kctcs.edu/Degrees_Training/Catalog/.
  • A course used to fulfill one category cannot be used to fulfill another category.
  • Transitional courses (courses numbered 001-099) cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.