Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contact Information: Program Office 615-353-3369, Program Site, E-mail: Information.Systems@nscc.edu
The Computer Information Technology - Cyber Defense Concentration focuses on topics in cyber security and digital forensics. Students learn how to fortify computer networks in order to prevent security breaches from cyber terrorists or other intruders. In addition, students learn how to recover data using digital forensics techniques. Students also develop strong critical thinking skills and learn by doing within a hands-on lab environment along with real world internship experiences. Using these skill standards ensures that graduates have the basic skills that employers need, within a framework that emphasizes the development of teamwork, communication, and critical thinking.
Graduates of the program should be able to:
- Identify and understand the supporting roles of Computer Technology (IT) in organizations;
- Develop effective problem-management and decision-making skills; and
- Communicate effectively with stakeholders/ management and end-users regarding problem requirements, resources, and solutions.
A Computer Information Technology - Cyber Defense student must receive a “C” or above in each course in order to meet prerequisite requirements for subsequent courses.
The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits.
“Technical Elective” means that the student may take any course beyond his/her course requirements with a CITC prefix, with prior approval from his/her advisor. The exception is CITC 1305 which is not to be taken by Computer Information Technology majors.