The IT - Cybersecurity Specialist Associate Degree is a 60 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY (10150114)

2.00

Discover the various technical and administrative aspects of information security and assurance. This course provides the foundation for understanding the key issues associated with protecting information assets, determining the levels of protection and response to security incidents and designing a consistent, reasonable information security system, with appropriate intrusion detection and reporting features.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • CompTIA® Security+ Certification

CISCO 1 - NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS 1 (10150185)

3.00

Examines both the practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding basic networking, including: introduction to the OSI and TCP/IP models; gain familiarity with the various network devices and network addressing schemes; and discover the types of media used to carry data across the network. By the end of this course, the learner will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches and implement IP addressing schemes.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • CISCO™ CCENT
  • CISCO™ CCNA
  • CompTIA® Network+ certification

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 1 (10154100)

3.00

Introduces learner to terms, concepts and functions of personal computers. Demonstrate knowledge of proper function and use of computer internal and external components, system configuration, data backup and peripherals. Helps learner prepare for CompTIA's A+ Certification exams.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • CompTIA® A+ 220-801 Certification
  • CompTIA® A+ 220-901 Certification

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 2 (10154102)

3.00

Learn advanced PC operating system structure, features and use. Explore in depth hard drive management, file sharing and command line. Helps learner prepare for CompTIA's A+ Certification exams.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • CompTIA® A+ 220-802 Certification
  • CompTIA® A+ 220-902 Certification

MATH & LOGIC (10804133)

3.00

Students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra and number bases.

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WINDOWS SERVER 1 (10150121)

3.00

Provides the student with a thorough grounding in Windows® Server®. Once the student completes the competencies for this class, they will be able to install, configure and administer a Microsoft® Windows® Server operating system. This course will place the student on the correct track in becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA).

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft® 70-410 Certification
  • CompTIA® Server+ Certification

LINUX SERVER 1 (10150122)

3.00

Examines important concepts of network and systems administration using the Linux operating system. Coverage will include the use of command-line and graphical interfaces, user administration, file systems, file sharing, printing, security, web services and networking.

CISCO 2 - NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS 2 (10150186)

3.00

Examines the concepts and commands required to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches for basic functionality. Technologies include Routing Information Protocol (RIP), static and default routing, Access Control Lists (ACLs), Virtual LANs (VLANs), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Network Address Translation (NAT), and device management.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • CISCO™ CCENT
  • CISCO™ CCNA

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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SPEECH (10801198)

3.00

Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process form the basis of the course.

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COMMAND-LINE SHELLS AND SHELL SCRIPTING 1 (10150503)

1.00

Prepares learners to be thorough, consistent, and efficient in their work as a Windows System Administrator by providing them with the foundational elements of Windows PowerShell and PowerShell scripting. ?Learners explore the use of the essential PowerShell commands and techniques?needed to be productive within Windows PowerShell.

COMMAND-LINE SHELLS AND SHELL SCRIPTING 2 (10150504)

1.00

Explores PowerShell data storage and scripting capabilities. Learners explore the underlying data storage mechanisms provided by PowerShell providers. Examines the full features and capabilities of the Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE), which will then lead to the creation of advanced functions and modules.

COMMAND-LINE SHELLS AND SHELL SCRIPTING 3 (10150505)

1.00

Prepares learners to be efficient PowerShell script developers using advanced scripts and functions to automate system administration. Covers the proper development of advanced scripts and how these advanced scripts are rolled into functions, modules, and then cmdlets. Security management of PowerShell scripts will also be covered.

TECHNICAL REPORTING (10801197)

3.00

Prepare and present written, oral and visual communication products, including instructions, proposals, informal and formal reports. Produce clear, usable communication by incorporating information design principles, arranging content to satisfy diverse audience needs and presenting visuals for various contexts. Designed as an advanced course to develop collaborative communication practices, information literacy skills and ethically responsible professional communication strategies.

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THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY (10809103)

3.00

This course provides instruction on the vital, realistic and practical methods of thinking which are in high demand in all occupations of substance today. Decision making, problem solving, detailed analysis of ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals and objectives and more are considered in depth as the student applies specific thinking strategies and tools to situations in a wide variety of workplace, personal, academic and cultural situations. Classroom instruction is demonstration, discussion, project and teamwork based. Assignments range from the short and simple to the detailed and complex. Reality and practicality are the focuses all through the course. These skills are in high demand by employers. Having this course in your background can significantly enhance your appeal as an employee. It certainly will make you a more adept and confident person.

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IT CAREER SKILLS (10152398)

1.00

Surveys the skills required to succeed in the IT job market. Learners will write IT-targeted resumes/cover letters, complete IT job applications, perform IT job searches, participate in IT mock interviews, self-market using social media, create a portfolio and network with IT professionals. Additional topics include creating a targeted cover letter/resume and IT interview preparation.

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IT INTERNSHIP (10152399)

1.00

Provides exposure to working in the information technology field. Learners will apply/interview for, obtain and complete a minimum of a 108-hour internship in their specialization of IT. Additional topics include writing IT-targeted resumes/cover letters, performing job searches, self-marketing using social media and creating a portfolio.

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PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS (10809199)

3.00

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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