National Security Telecommunications and Systems Security
This curriculum provides the minimum course content for the training of information systems security (INFOSEC) professionals in the disciplines of telecommunications security and automated information systems (AIS) security, as established by the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Instruction (NSTISSI).
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Special Purpose Labs
Our IT majors are supported by four special purpose computing labs (networking, IT security, GNU/Linux, and Mac OS), with advanced video cards and industry standard software packages. Our lab coordinator also maintains a Linux-based Apache Web server, an Oracle database server, and several GNU/Linux servers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mean annual wages for information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects was $81,670 in May 2011. The middle 50 percent earned between $58,300 and $101,570. The lowest 10 percent earned $42,770, and the highest 10 percent earned $124,860.
Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Computer Systems Design and Related Services||64,670||$41.07||$85,430|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||17,600||$39.78||$82,750|
|Wired Telecommunications Carriers||17,000||$42.21||$87,800|
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services||11,800||$41.64||$86,610|
|Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services||9,010||$39.72||$82,620|
*Statistics reported in May 2011
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
A laptop/notebook computer is required for enrollment in all IT major courses CIT 160 and higher. Specifications
Clubs & Activities
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Chapter
Information Technology Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.