2021-22 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    Apr 01, 2023  
2021-22 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems Technology: Cyber Security and Network Administration Specialization, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to provide students with a wide range of IT, project management, and business knowledge as well as concentrated skills in networking, security, and Cisco applications.  These skills are applicable for entry level employment in all sized IT companies.  May sit for the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, the Cisco™ CCNA™, and the CompTIA Linux+ Certifications.

Program Objectives: Employment opportunities include entry-level positions in fields including Network Security Administration, System Administration, Network Technician, Desktop Support Technician, and Security Analyst.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English will be required to take developmental courses.

Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in MTE 1* , MTE 2*  and MTE 3*  will be required to take developmental courses.

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.

Although this program is not designed for transfer, agreements with specific institutions may exist. Contact the Information Technology program head as listed on program webpage.  Please do so early in your program.

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 67

SDV 108  will satisfy the SDV 101 requirement. SDV 108 is for developmental English students.

2 Students planning to transfer should consider taking a higher-level MTH course to satisfy this requirement.  Please see your faculty or program advisor for additional information.​

3 This course should be completed in the final semester.

* This course has a requisite. 

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