Computer Information Technology, AAS


The Cybersecurity will prepare student to apply security measures in a network setting. 


Students completing this emphasis will:

  • Demonstrate the technical proficiency required to recognize short-comings in security.
  • Illustrate the technical proficiency required to configure and secure a network with the industry recognized Cybersecurity measure.
  • Communicate and work effectively with other team members in a scenario-type project environment to complete the required tasks which will parallel real-world requirements. 

AAS degrees are generally non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Composition II
Composition II For International Students
Fine Art/Humanities/Social Science 13
Pre-Calculus I ( or higher)
Science 13
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 13
Human Relations 13
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 1[3]
Required: Choose one or two courses from the following:
Introduction to American Politics
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
US History to 1877
and U. S. History since 1877
US History to 1877
and Nevada History
US History to 1877
and Nevada Constitution
US History to 1877
and Survey of State and Local Government
Degree Requirements
CIT 112Network +3
CIT 114IT Essentials4
CIT 128Introduction to Software Development4
CIT 173Introduction to Linux3
CS 151Introduction to Cybersecurity3
Emphasis Requirements
CIT 174Linux System Administration3
CSCO 120CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals4
CSCO 121CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials4
CSCO 230Fundamentals of Network Security4
Choose 7 units from the following:7
Beginning Java
Beginning C# Programming
Advanced Web Development
Web Script Language Programming
Database Concepts and SQL
MCITP/MCTS Windows Workstation OS
MCITP Active Directory
Total Units60

Course may also count toward additional degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement. 

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CIT 114 IT Essentials 4
CIT 128 Introduction to Software Development 4
Emphasis 3 3
English/Communications 2 3
Mathematics 3 3
 Semester Total17
2nd semester
CIT 112 Network + 3
CIT 173 Introduction to Linux 3
CSCO 120 CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals 4
ENG 102
Composition II (English/Communications)
or Composition II For International Students
Human Relations 3
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
CSCO 121 CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials 4
CIT 174 Linux System Administration 3
Diversity 3 3
Elective 3 3
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science 3
 Semester Total16
4th semester
CS 151 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3
Elective 3 2
Science 2 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 3 3
 Semester Total11
 Total Units60

 See approved General Education List for the AAS Degree


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