Information Technology - Information Security

Program Information

Degree Type: AS
Program Code: ITSE
Hegis Code: 5199

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

Introduction to College Writing


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


SUNY GEN ED American History

3 SUNY GEN ED Social Science  
3 Liberal Arts and Science SUNY GEN ED The Arts, SUNY GEN ED Foreign 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 (Spring only - Prereq Required )
3 Database Management Systems CIS237 (Spring only - 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

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 ENG 102 - ENG 110
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science lab science - EGR 105 or PHY 111 recommended
3 SNY GEN ED Mathematics or SUNY GEN ED Natural Science - (MAT 129 recommended)
3 SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization
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 SUNY GEN ED American History
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