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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Computer Information Technology - Cyber Defense - A.A.S.


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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Technology prepares students for positions in the workplace through the use of various systems, applications, languages and products. The program consists of a common core of General Education and Computer Information Technology major core courses, combined with subject-specific courses designed to address skills within the concentration area. These subject-specific courses focus on those skill-sets identified by employers as essential in today’s workplace and, where appropriate, will prepare students for industry-recognized certification examinations. The concentrations are designed to ensure that students have the proper experience, training, and skills to begin work in the chosen field upon successful completion of the chosen program of study.

The Cyber Defense Concentration will focus on topics in cyber security and digital forensics.  The students will learn how to fortify computer networks in order to prevent security breaches from cyber terrorists or other intruders.  In addition, students will learn how to recover data using digital forensics techniques.  Students will also develop strong critical thinking skills and will learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences.  Required courses are: Digital Forensics, Network Security and Principles of Information Assurance.

Computer Literacy Requirement:  Students in this degree program must prove Computer Literacy during the first semester of study.  See www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/.

Students earning a degree in a Computer Information Technology program are required to take the CIT Exit Exam in order to graduate. Please, see your advisor for more details.

Major Core Course Requirements - Credits (15)


Concentration Requirements - Credits (15)


Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements.

Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary Median
Cyber Defense Security Analyst $50,000 $67,000
Cyber Defense Security Analyst with Industry Certifications $62,000+ $100,000+

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Recommended PHIL 121 or THEA 1030) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (Recommended PSYC 1030) Credits: (3)

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