Information Technology - Information Security

Program Information

Degree Type: AS
Program Code: ITSE
Hegis Code: 5199
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The Information Security degree will introduce students to secure coding techniques, information assurance and network security in order to prepare them for transfer to a wide range of different schools and technology degree programs. This broad-based curiculum offers an alternative path to students interested in Computer Science and /or Information Technology to transfer and complete a security-related degree at a baccalaureate granting institution.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110

Writing I


SUNY GEN ED Basic Communication 

ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105, ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110  ENG 103 Writing in and about the Sciences or ENG 110 Elements of Technical Writing recommended
4 Introductory Statistics with Probability MAT127 (Prereq Required)
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science lab science

EGR105 Engineering Physics I or PHY111 General Physics I recommended


SUNY GEN ED Mathematics or

SUNY GEN ED Natural Science

MAT129 Discrete Mathematics recommended

Health and Wellness

Ped activity courses, AVS101, AVS102, BIO115, HED103, HED104, HED108, NTR101, NTR111, PED105, PED106, PED206, or PED211

(Note: PED 210 and PED 212 do not fulfill this requirement)


SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization

HIS101 or HIS102

SUNY GEN ED American History

HIS103 or HIS104
3 SUNY GEN ED Social Science  
3 Liberal Arts and Science SUNY GEN ED The Arts, SUNY GEN ED Foreighn Language or SUNY GEN ED Humanities  
3 Introduction to Networking CIS131
3 Network Security I CIS135 (Prereq Required)
3 Introduction to Programming CIS143 (Prereq Required)
4 Intermediate Programming in a Windows Environment CIS144 (Prereq Required)
3 Information Security CIS211 (Prereq Required)
3 Database Management Systems CIS237 (Prereq Required)

Computer Science Elective

Choose 2 (Prereq Required) from:

CIS136 IT Security Essentials

CIS232 Server Administration

CIS243 Data Structures and Objects in C++

CIS250 Virtualization and Security



Liberal Arts and Sciences SUNY GEN ED Electives

(At least 2 credits must be from SUNY GEN ED Knowledge Areas)
6 Electives  
64 Minimum credits required for graduation  


Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD 100, HRD 100A or HRD 110
3 ENG 101
4 MAT 127
3 CIS 131
3 CIS 143
1 Health and Wellness
Second Semester
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science lab science - EGR 105 or PHY 111 recommended
3 ENG 102 - ENG 110
3 SNY GEN ED Mathematics or SUNY GEN ED Natural Science - (MAT 129 recommended)
3 HIS 101, HIS 102 or HIS 103
3 CIS 144
1 Health and Wellness
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 SUNY GEN ED Social Science
3 CIS 135
3 CIS 211
3 Computer Science Elective - CIS 136, CIS 232, CIS 243 or CIS 250 - see Note 1
6 Electives
Fourth Semester
3 HIS 103 or HIS 104
3 CIS 237
3 Language Arts and Scineces SUNY GEN ED The Arts, For Language, Other World Civilization or Humanities
3 Computer Science Elective - CIS 136, CIS 232, CIS 243 or CIS 250 - see Note 1
3 SUNY GEN ED Liberal Arts and Sciences



1. Information Assurance focus area - CIS 243 and CIS 250; Network Security focus area - CIS 136 and CIS 232.

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