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Cyber Security and Defense

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:

Information Technology courses in this program require achievement of the following minimum placements:

MnTC Goal Area courses in this program may have different required placements and prerequisites, please see individual course requirements.


Description:

Minneapolis College's Cyber Security degree provides a comprehensive, industry-focused training on information technology security. This fast-paced program uses state-of-the-art technology and prepares you for success through training in how to secure computers, systems, and networks, defend against cyber-attacks, and maintain secure systems. Instructors with business and industry experience guide you through this program that will give you the skills needed to embark on a career in the vitally important and high-demand cyber security field.




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ITEC 1005

 Preparing for IT

 1.00

 ITEC 1100

 Information Technology Concepts

 2.00

 ITEC 1110

 Information Technology Skills

 2.00

 ITEC 1150

 Programming Logic and Design

 3.00

 ITEC 1250

 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

 3.00

 ITEC 1425

 Data Communications

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00 





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1110 Or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 Information Research Methods Course

  Choose any of the 3 credit INFS Research Methods Courses. INFS 2009 is recommended

 3.00

 ITEC 2710

 Microsoft Network Administration

 4.00

 ITEC 1475

 Linux System Administration

 4.00

 

 TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 ITEC 2865

 Internet/Intranet Security

 4.00

 ITEC 2895

 Security Implementation and Risk Analysis

 4.00

 ITEC 2990

 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00 





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ITEC 2890

 Firewall Implementation and Management

 4.00

 ITEC 2950

 Information Technology Career Preparation

 2.00

 ITEC 2995

 Cyber Security Capstone

 4.00

 General Education

 Choose courses from any of the MnTC Goal Areas to equal six credits

 MATH 1110 or MATH 1116 is recommended

 6.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00

General Education Courses (15 Credits):

To complete the Cyber Security and Network Defense A.A.S. degree, students are required to successfully complete 15 credits of General Education coursework. This coursework must be selected from at least three of the MnTC Goal Areas.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.