Jul 24, 2024  
Spring 2023 Academic Catalog 
Spring 2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems Technology, CyberSecurity Concentration, A.A.S.

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William Hornick, Information Systems Technology Program Coordinator

Program Purpose

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Systems Technology offering a shared core, and once completed, a selected concentration of Information Systems Specialist or CyberSecurity.

The CyberSecurity Track provides students with comprehensive knowledge of computer and network design in the area of information security. The program enables students to understand the threats that face computers and networks. In addition, the program enables and encourages students to learn essential problem-solving skills, industry best practices, software applications, and core technical skills used by information systems and technology industry professionals. The program also prepares students to take information technology industry certifications, e.g. CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network +, Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Prior to acceptance, students must obtain a satisfactory background check.  Students must have a grade of “C” or higher in all Information Systems courses.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the A.A.S degree in Information Systems Technology, graduates will be able to do the following:

  • Utilize various information security tools given different target systems in different environments
  • Implement countermeasures for various types of attacks
  • Apply a common ethical hacking methodology
  • Design and implement a secure network.
  • Install and Manage Enterprise Networking appliances.
  • Perform entry-level system administrator duties on Microsoft and Linux based operating systems
  • Configure, update, and support Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs)


Graduates are qualified for positions as systems administrators, call center support technicians, hardware and software support technicians, and networking technicians and administrators.

Graduates may continue their education towards a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related field.

Required Courses (60 Hrs)

Model Schedule (60 Hrs)

Notice to All Students

  • Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • Advanced Skill Set and Skill Set programs do not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an associate or certificate degree in which the skill set and advanced skill set courses are embedded.
  • Students are reminded to review campus policies and procedures as stated in the catalog.

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