Academic Catalog

Cybersecurity, An Option to the Associate in Applied Science in Computer Science/Information Technology

The Cybersecurity option in the Computer Science/Informational Technology, Associate in Applied Science is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply their work experience to earning an associate degree in applied science. Students can earn credit for their work experience while they prepare for career advancement. Up to 17 credits may be awarded for work experience, including military experience, trade/proprietary school preparation, apprenticeship programs, certifications, and on-the-job-training.

Transfer Information

This major provides students with skills to protect organizations critical data from malicious attacks. Possible transfer opportunities in this field include: Thomas Edison State University's BS Cybersecurity; Kean University BS Cybersecurity; Stockton University's BS Computer Information Systems. Other transfer opportunities are available, visit the OCC Academic Advising & Transfer Services Office for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 151 English I 3
MATH 156 Introduction to Statistics 3
CSIT 165 Programming I 4
CSIT 144 Introduction to Operating System Using Unix 3
Humanities or Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 152 English II 3
CSIT 166 Programming II 4
CSIT 185 Networking I 3
CSIT 145 - Computing Fundamentals 3
CSIT 242 - Penetration Testing Fundamentals 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Semester
CSIT 186 Networking II 3
CSIT 200 Information Security Fundamentals 3
Any Gen. Ed. Requirement 8
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
CSIT 168 Introduction to Python Programming 2
CSIT 240 Ethical Hacking: Hacker Techniques and Tools 3
CSIT 243 - Cisco Networking Fundamentals (CCNA) 3
CSIT 244 - Digital Forensics Fundamentals 3
Elective(s) to make 60 credits 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours60