This program provides a basic foundation of knowledge in the computing area and the ability to apply computer theory to business applications especially in the area of cyber defense. Graduates find employment in organizations ranging from small firms to large corporations as computing technicians, security analysts, providers of help desk services and software trainers.

Associate degree students must earn a 2.00 grade point average in all business courses. Information Assurance and Cyber Defense associate degree students must earn a minimum grade of “C-” in each CS/CIS/IS course applying to their associate degree.

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Total Credits Required 60
General Education 20
EN 111 College Composition I [EFFC] 4
Communication Elective 4
Choose one course from the following:  
     EN 211 College Composition II [EFFC]  
     LDR 100 Effective Communication in the Workplace (4 cr.)  
     SP 100 Public Address (4 cr.)  
General Education Electives* 12
     DATA 109 Introduction to Statistics (4 cr.) [QUANT]
     PL 182 Computer, Information, and Technology Ethics (4 cr.) [PERS]
     SP 110 Interpersonal Communication (4 cr.) [INT]
Foundational Cybersecurity Core 28
CIS 100 Computer Concepts in Modern Society 4
IS 116 Cybersecurity Fundamentals 4
CS 202 Python 4
CIS 226 Introduction to Networks and Security 4
IS 236 Cybersecurity Foundations 4
CIS 250 Systems Analysis and Design 4
Elective 4
Choose one course from the following:  
     CS 101 Web Site Construction (4 cr.) [INT]     
     CS 120 Computer Science I (4 cr.)  
     CIS 155 Software Development I (4 cr.)  
     CIS 222 Quantitative Business Problem Solving (4 cr.)  
Business Courses 12
ACT 230 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 4
Electives 8
Choose two courses from the following:  
     MGT 221 Legal Environment of Business (4 cr.)   
     MKT 230 Introduction to Marketing (4 cr.)  
     MGT 240 Organizational Behavior and Management (4 cr.)  

*General Education electives must be taken outside the College of Business.