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2023-2024 NOVA Catalog 
2023-2024 NOVA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

Location(s): AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO

CIP Code: 11.1003

NOVA Code: 3450

Purpose: This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of Cybersecurity (information assurance), for those who are presently in IT or a security field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information security. The curriculum is mapped to the NSA/DHS Knowledge Units necessary for NOVA’s designation as a Center of Academic Excellence.

Transfer Information: Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements and arrangements that facilitate the transfer of this degree to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact their academic advisor early in the program for specific course requirements.

Recommended Preparation: The student should possess a proficiency in high school English, high school algebra and geometry, and computer keyboarding skills.

Two Years

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Applied Science in Cybersecurity: 65 credits

Information Technology (ITD, ITE, ITN, ITP) and or Computer Science (CSC) courses used for this program may not be more than 10 years old as of the first day of the fall semester of the academic year in which a student graduates, unless approved by the pathway dean.

1 May substitute a higher-level mathematics course. Consult with an academic advisor for appropriate selection.

Select from the following: CST 100 , CST 110 , CST 126 , and CST 229 .

Select from the following: ITP 120 , ITP 132 , ITP 150 ITP 225   or ITP 270 .

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives . Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives . Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Select from the following: ITN 264 ITN 267 , ITN 277 , ITN 290, or ITN 295, or ENG 112