The Information Technology (IT) – Cyber Security and Network Management(A25590CS) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as cyber security, database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.
Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, cyber security, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.
Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre-college courses to prepare students for the Computer Information Technology curriculum.
Students are eligible to sit for certification exams upon completion of certain courses. Testing Fees may apply. Refer to the Potential Certifications table in Additional Curriculum Notes.
Class Hours 14 | Lab Hours 5 | Credit Hours 16
Class Hours 13| Lab Hours 11 | Credit Hours 18
Class Hours 6 | Lab Hours 0 | Credit Hours 6
Class Hours 8| Lab Hours 15 | Credit Hours 15
Class Hours 7 | Lab Hours 17 | Credit Hours 15
Additional Curriculum Notes
The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , HUM 115 , MUS 110 , PHI 240 , or REL 110 .
The Soc/Beh Sciences Elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ECO 151 , ECO 251 , ECO 252 , POL 120 , PSY 118 , PSY 150 , or SOC 210 .
Awarding of Non-Course Credit
Students who hold a current certification listed below are eligible for non-course credit for the listed course. Please consult with your advisor and the Registrar before registering for or skipping any of the listed courses.
Potential Non-Course Credit
||Non-Course Credit Course
||NET 125 and NET 126
||NET 225 and NET 226
|MTA: Windows OS Fundamentals, MD-100: Windows 10, MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops
|MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, MCSA: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
|MTA Security Fundamentals; CompTIA Security+
Students who successfully complete the listed courses should be prepared for, and are eligible to attempt, the listed certification tests:
|Upon Completion of Course
||Eligible for Certification Test
|NET 125 and NET 126
|NET 225 and NET 226
||MTA: Windows OS Fundamentals, MD-100: Windows 10, MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops
||MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, MCSA: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
||MTA Security Fundamentals; CompTIA Security+