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Catawba Valley Community College 2020-2021 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology: Systems Security (A25590D)

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The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

The Information Technology: Systems Security program covers a broad expanse of technology concepts. This program provides students with the skills required to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls. Course work will include networking technologies, operating systems administration, information policy, intrusion detection, security administration, and industry best practices to protect data communications. Students graduating from the Information Technology: Systems Security program should be prepared for employment as security administrators. Additionally, they will acquire the skills that allow them to pursue security certifications.

General Education Courses:

English/Communications (6 SHC)

Humanities/Fine Arts (3 SHC)

Mathematics (3-4 SHC)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 SHC)

Required Subject Areas:

Major Course Electives (3 SHC):

Total Semester Hours of Credit in Program: 75/76

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Students who elect to take MAT 143 from above:

Students who elect to take MAT 152 from above:

Students who elect to take MAT 171 from above:

Suggested Program Sequence:

Fall - 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 8 | Lab 14 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 15

Spring - 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 11 | Lab 10 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 16

Summer - 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 11/12 | Lab 2 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 12/13

Total Hours: Class 11 | Lab 9 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 15

Spring - 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 8/9 | Lab 13/15 | Clin/WkExp 20 | Credit 17

Grand Total Hours: Class 49/51 | Lab 48/50 | Clin/WkExp 20 | Credit 75/76

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