Catalog Year 2017/2018
 

Career
 

Prepares graduates for a career in the cybersecurity capacities, such as information security analyst, information technology auditor, network security engineer, and information assurance engineer. This program covers technologies, techniques, and tools required by the cybersecurity industry to identify and respond to threats and vulnerabilities in cyber systems. It covers skills needed to design, analyze, evaluate, and implement security controls in the cyber environments. This program also prepares graduates for professional certifications, including A+, Net+, Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA).

This program was funded by grant #TC-26466-14-60-A-24, a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. This program was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.
 



 
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Andy Yao
Program Manager
301.846.2410

Doree Lynn Miles
Academic Office Manager
301.846.2505
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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement . 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://www.acaff.usmh.usmd.edu/artweb/index.html
 
Course Credits
English
 
EN 101–English Composition 3
Mathematics
 
Math Elective (GenEd course list) (MA 206 recommended) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences
 
Social Science Elective (GenEd course list) (HS 102–Human Relations recommended) 3
Arts & Humanities
 
(GenEd course list) (PH 208 or PH 101 recommended) 3
Biological & Physical Sciences
 
Science Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues
 
CIS 106–Introduction to Object Design and Programming 3
General Education Elective (Select from GenEd course list) 3
PE/Health Requirement 1
Area of Concentration
 
CIS 111L–UNIX/Linux Operating Systems​ 3
CIS 111M–PC Operating Systems 3
CIS 170–Security Fundamentals 3
CIS 179–Cybersecurity Fundamentals 3
CIS 180–Networking Fundamentals 3
CIS 203–Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 212–PC Repair & Diagnostics 3
CIS 217–Network Security Forensics and Audit 3
CIS 219–Ethical Hacking and Systems Defense 3
CIS 223–Cloud Security 3
Other Requirements (select 8 credits from the following list of approved electives) 8
CIS 101–Information Systems and Technology (3)
 
CIS 111B - Microcomputer Software Applications: Database (3)
 
CIS 116D–Windows (1)
 
CIS 116E–Spreadsheets (1)
 
CIS 116F - Computer Fundamentals (1)
 
CIS 140–Java Programming (3)
 
CIS 190–Cisco 1 Network Fundamentals (3)
 
CIS 191–Cisco 2 Routing Technologies (3)
 
CIS 192 - Cisco 3 Switching Technologies (3)
 
CIS 193 - Cisco 4 WAN Technologies (3)
 
CIS 204–Computer Information Sciences Project (3)
 
CIS 210–Data Communication & Management (3)
 
CIS 218–Information Security and Assurance (3)
 
CIS 224 Wireless Communications (3)
 
CIS 226 Game Scripting (3)
 
CIS 230–Database Management Systems (3)
 
EN 115–Technical Writing (3)
 
ID 225–Disaster, Crisis and Emergency Management (3)
 
INTR 103–Internship (3) *
 
Total 60

Students holding CompTIA A+ Certification may be awarded 6 credits (CIS
111M and CIS 212). Students holding CompTIA Network+ Certification may be
awarded 3 credits (CIS 180). Students holding CompTIA Security+ Certification
may be awarded 3 credits (CIS 170). Students holding CCNA Certification may
be awarded 12 credits (CIS 190, CIS191, CIS 192, and CIS 193).

Transfer Note:
FCC has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students
graduating with an A.A.S. in Cybersecurity and who are looking for transfer
opportunities. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office
at 301.846.2471 or the Program Manager of the Cybersecurity program.
• University of Maryland University College – B.S. Cybersecurity Management
and Policy
CyberTech is a new cybersecurity program that will allow students to receive an Information Security and Assurance certificate and fulfill more than a third of the requirements for a cybersecurity degree. The tuition for this program is waived, and students will only be required to pay a $900 program fee, plus College fees and books. 

The program is also designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to sit for other industry certification exams, including: 
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • CSX (Cybersecurity NEXUS) Cybersecurity Fundamentals

CyberTech, a two-semester cohort-based program, takes place on Saturdays and incorporates online learning to increase flexibility for students. Classes include network fundamentals, cybersecurity fundamentals, PC diagnostics and repairs, ethical hacking and systems defense, and more.  In addition to earning certification, students in the program will complete seven courses totaling 21 credits that can be applied to the 60 credits required for an A.A.S. Cybersecurity degree. 
 
Space in this program is limited. For more information about CyberTech or to apply for the program, contact Dr. Andy Yao by email or 301.846.2410.


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CyberTech Program Requirements

First Semester Second Semester
CIS 106 Object Design & Programming CIS 180 Network Fundamentals
CIS 179 Cybersecurity Fundamentals CIS 170 Security Fundamentals
CIS 111M PC Operating System CIS 219 Ethical Hacking & Systems Defense
CIS 212 PC Repairs & Diagnostics  
 






This program is partially-funded by U.S. Department of Labor. This program was created by FCC and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This program is partially funded by a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.



 
A.A.S., Cybersecurity Student Learning Outcomes
(This degree was approved by MHEC on 5/26/2015.)
 
  1. Knowledge of disaster recovery and continuity of operations plans.
  2. Knowledge of systems administration concepts and operations.
  3. Knowledge of the operations and processes for diagnosing system problems.
  4. Knowledge of the maintenance needed to keep equipment functioning properly.
  5. Knowledge of physical computer components and architectures, and their functions.
  6. Knowledge of network security architecture concepts, including topology, protocols, components, and principles.
  7. Skills in conducting research for troubleshooting client-level-problems.
  8. Skills in identifying possible causes of degradation of system performance or availability and initiating actions needed to mitigate this degradation.
  9. Skills in testing and configuring network workstations and peripherals.
  10. Skills in using the appropriate tools for repairing software, hardware, and peripheral equipment of a system.
  11. Skills in identifying the risks and threats to an organization’s data and providing a structured way of addressing how to safeguard these critical electronic assets.
  12. Skills in a systems approach to critical thinking.