Associate of Science
The Associate of Science in Cyber Defense at Laredo college will provide a formative understanding of Information Security concepts and industry best practices. You'll learn about information security strategies, scripting, ethical hacking, vulnerability assessment, risk management, threat modeling, and network defense techniques that will make a difference in an organization cybersecurity posture. Through hands-on activities and live-fire scenarios you’ll develop a intimate understand of information security operations and how to effectively defend an organization from cyber-attacks.
The program will help prepare student for a career in the board field of information security field, as a Security Architect, Information Security Analysts, or Cyber Security Operations Center Analyst, working with Federal, State or private agencies.
Cyber Defense professional salaries vary greatly depending on education, certification, and experience. Detailed information on associate aware and admission process can be found in the information tab.
Visit www.laredo.edu/pathways to view guided pathways created for students who complete an AAS degree and the options for transfer. Speak with an academic advisor at your college to choose courses that will help you to transfer to a specific university.
Plan of Study
|Recommended Course Sequence||Semesters Offered||Credit Hours|
|ITNW 1325 - Foundamentals of Network Technologies||Fall||3|
|ITNW 1413 - Computer Virtualization||Fall||4|
|ITSC 1316 - Linux Installation and Configuration||Fall||3|
|ITSE 1346 - Database Theory and Design||Fall||3|
|ITSC 1342 - Shell Programming||Fall||3|
|ITSY 1442 - Information Technology Security||Spring||4|
|ITSY 2301 - Firewalls and Network Security||Spring||3|
|ITSY 2314 - Wireless Security Development||Spring||3|
|ITSY 2341 - Security Management Practices||Spring||3|
|ITSY 2430 - Intrusion Detection||Fall||4|
|ITSY 2442 - Incident Response & Handling||Fall||4|
|ITSY 2445 - Network Defense and Counter Measures||Fall||4|
|ITSY 2459 - Security Assessment and Auditing (Capstone)||Fall||4|
|ENGL 1301 - Composition I - CORE||Fall, Spring||3|
|MAth 1324 - Mathamatics for Business & Social Sciences I -CORE||Fall, Spring||3|
|Elective - American History, Government, Political Science, Social & Behavioral Science||Fall, Spring||3|
|Elective – Language Philosophy, Culture & Creative Arts||Fall, Spring||3|
|Elective – Life and Physical Sciences||Fall, Spring||3|
|AAS DEGREE MINIMUM: 60 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS/PATHWAY TOTAL: 60 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS|