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


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Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Major: Computer Information Technology
Concentration: Cyber Defense

For more information, contact the Business and Technology division at 615-230-3301 or at bustechinfo@volstate.edu.

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.

The Computer Information Technology Technical Certificate is embedded within the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology, Cyber Defense concentration.  Courses in the certificate may be used to award this concentration.

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.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Utilize diverse disciplines to enhance communication, research, business and technology skills in the workplace.

  2. Execute programming languages in the process of design and implementation while developing and maintaining software.

  3. Develop effective problem-management and decision-making skills.

  4. Demonstrate various networking media and connections to explain the features and capabilities of networking software.

  5. Demonstrate skill and knowledge in preparation for industry-recognized certification examinations.

CIP Code: (06) 11.0103.00

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (61)


Recommended Schedule


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