AAS, Computer Information Technology, Cybersecurity

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science, Computer Information Technology, Cybersecurity will prepare the student to apply security measures in a network setting. 

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CIT 114 IT Essentials 4
CIT 173 Introduction to Linux 3
Elective 3 3
English/Communications 2 3
Mathematics 3 3
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
CIT 112 Network + 3
CSCO 120 CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals 4
ENG 102
Composition II (English/Communications)
or Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
Human Relations 3
Elective 3
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
CIT 174 Linux System Administration 3
CIT 274 Ethical Hacking 3
CSCO 230 Fundamentals of Network Security 4
Diversity 3 3
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science 3
 Semester Total16
4th semester
CS 151 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3
CIT 263 Project Management 3
Elective 3 3
Science 2 3
 Semester Total12
 Total Units60

 See approved General Education List for the AAS Degree


See program recommendations or 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 and Multilingual 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]
Choose a course that satisfies Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science.
Degree Requirements
CIT 112Network +3
CIT 114IT Essentials4
CS 151Introduction to Cybersecurity3
CIT 173Introduction to Linux3
CIT 263Project Management3
Emphasis Requirements
CSCO 120CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals4
CIT 174Linux System Administration3
CSCO 230Fundamentals of Network Security4
CIT 274Ethical Hacking3
Choose 9 units from the following:9
Beginning Java
Beginning C# Programming
Database Concepts and SQL
Web Design I
Total Units60

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

Students completing this degree 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.