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Computer Information Systems Program Outcomes

General CIS AAS

Students who successfully complete the Associates of Applied Science in Computer and Information Systems will be able to:

  1. Identify and resolve IT problems
  2. Communicate effectively with peers, end-users and management about a broad spectrum of IT concepts.
  3. Maintain currency in IT knowledge and skills through continuous education and research
  4. Apply best practices in the acquisition and use of hardware and software.
  5. Design and secure networks for home and business

Computer Aided Drafting AAS Option

Students who successfully complete the Associates of Applied Science: Computer Aided Drafting option will be able to:

  1. Integrate fundamental theoretical and conceptual considerations in design process and problem solving.
  2. Present professional demeanor and attitude individually and collectively as a team member.
  3. Recognize and follow professional protocol for industry standards appropriate to course level.
  4. Demonstrate cogent oral, written, drafting and computational skills appropriate to the course content and course level.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with peers, end-users and management about a broad spectrum of IT concepts.
  6. Demonstrate currency in IT knowledge and skills through continuous education and research.

Cybersecurity Career Pathway Certificate

Students who successfully complete the Career Pathyway Certificate of Completion: Cybersecurity will be able to:

  1. Describe the function of the network layers as specified by the OSI and the TCP/IP network models.
  2. Describe the operation of network services such as ARP, DNS, and DHCP.
  3. Describe the basic operation of these network device types: Router, Switch, Hub, Bridge, WAP, WLC.
  4. Describe the functions of these network security systems as deployed on the host, network, or the cloud:​ Firewall, Intrustion Prevention System (IPS), Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), Web Security Appliance (WSA), Email Security Appliance (ESA).
  5. Describe IP subnets and communication within an IP subnet and between IP subnets.
  6. Describe the relationship between VLANs and data visibility.
  7. Describe the operation of ACLs applied as packet filters on the interfaces of network devices.
  8. Compare and contrast deep packet inspection with packet filtering and stateful firewall operation.
  9. Compare and contrast inline traffic interrogation and taps or traffic mirroring.
  10. Compare and contrast the characteristics of data obtained from taps or traffic mirroring and NetFlow in the analysis of network traffic.
  11. Identify potential data loss from provided traffic profiles.

Networking and Cybersecurity (Network Security) AAS Option

Students who successfully complete the Associates of Applied Science: Networking and Cybersecurity Option will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to plan, execute, and manage the most current version of both the Windows server and Windows clients operating systems for small to mid-sized businesses.
  2. Develop Cisco solutions for use in routing, analyzing, and securing data over local, wide and wireless networks.
  3. Demonstrate currency in IT knowledge and skills through continuous education and research.
  4. Apply best practices in the acquisition and use of hardware and software for targeted scenarios.
  5. Implement and secure small to medium sized networks.

Web Development AAS Option

Students who successfully complete the Associates of Applied Science: Web Development / Database Option will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to identify the purpose, audience, and needs for a website/database solution.
  2. Successfully design and create a database based on business requirements.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to implement solutions using PHP, SQL, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with peers, end-users and management about a broad spectrum of IT concepts.
  5. Demonstrate currency in IT knowledge and skills through continuous education and research.