The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Information Systems Engineering – Networking and Security

Information Systems Engineering – Networking and Security (CIP Code: 11.0901)

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Program Title: Information Systems Engineering – Networking and Security
Completion Award: Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (2+2 Completion Program)
Contact Hours: 900
Outside Study Hours: 1800
Pre-requisite: Student must possess an AAS Degree in a similar field of study.
Semester Credits: 60 hours (including 15 semester credits of General Studies)
Program Duration: 120 weeks
Cost Per Credit Hour: $249
Tuition: $14,940
Course Materials (Books & Software): $2500**
Total Cost: $17,440 (including books, software, and shipping)

** For a detailed breakdown and description of the course materials fees, please refer to Course Materials under the Student Services section of the catalog.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Engineering – Networking and Security will prepare graduates to meet the complex multi-faceted challenges of today’s network and security field with confidence. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will able to install, maintain, and secure computer networking systems. A strong emphasis is placed on security as it applies to both network infrastructure and business continuity through disaster recovery. Graduates will also gain a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills including operating system fundamentals, technical knowledge of systems architecture, telecommunication fundamentals, and managing the systems development life cycle to assist the graduate in designing, managing, and implementing holistic information system solutions to meet today’s electronic business needs. Upon completion of the degree students are prepared to sit for industry standards certifications in A+ Essentials & Practical Application, Network+, and Security+ where otherwise qualified *.

ABTU cannot guarantee successful completion of industry certifications. Some exams may require background checks, field experience and/or on the job training to be eligible to take or successfully pass the exams.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate should be able to:

  • Use a business case to recommend major changes in an information system and apply the SDLC framework to facilitate those changes.
  • Summarize the business needs and strategies for implementing electronic commerce, describe e-commerce software, and understand issues unique to e-commerce security.
  • Design, engineer, implement, harden, maintain, and defend small to medium sized LAN, WLAN, MAN, and WAN networks.
  • Summarize technical knowledge of computing components such as processors, memory, devices and operating systems in order to troubleshoot computing issues and build efficient computing solutions. (CompTIA A+)
  • Determine networking technologies for local area networks, wide area networks, wireless networks, network design concepts, with emphasis on OSI model, security, and networking protocols. (CompTIA Network+)
  • Apply knowledge of the operating system and how to configure and manage processes, user interfaces, device files, print facilities, file systems, task automation, the boot-up/shutdown sequence, disk storage, network connectivity, system security, users, and groups. (CompTIA Security+)
  • Set up business continuity and disaster recovery plans using conventional and virtual technologies.
  • Explain the fundamentals of telecommunications from basic voice communication to GSM and VoIP.


Potential Employment

Upon successfully completing this program, graduates should be able to perform tasks of an entry to mid-level Network Administrator, Computer Network Architect, Computer Network Support Specialist, Network and Computer Systems Administrator, Information Security Analyst, or Information Technology Project Manager.

Disclaimer: Many companies, particularly within the Information Technology field, may require background checks and/or drug screenings as a qualification for employment.


Information Systems Engineering – Networking & Security Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCourse TypeCredits
CIS-300Principles of Information Systems Core3
CIS-310Systems Architecture Core 3*
CIS-320Systems Analysis and Design I Core3
CIS-330Systems Analysis and Design II Core 3*
CIN-305Computer EssentialsCore3
CIN-310Computer Practical ApplicationsCore3
CIS-400Electronic Commerce Core3
CIN-400IT NetworkingCore3
CIN-405IT SecurityCore3
CPS-400Database Security Core 3*
CIN-410Disaster RecoveryCore 3*
CIS-410Operating Systems Core3
CIN-420Wireless Networking Core3
CIN-430Network Defense Core 3*
CIN-440Telecommunications Core3
CIN-450Cisco Certified Network AssociatesElective3
Total Core Credits45


General Education Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCourse TypeCredits
English & Communications: select 1 course from the following 3 course options
GEC-100Basic English & CommunicationsGen-Ed3
GBC-110Business CommunicationsGen-Ed 3
GTW-400Technical WritingGen-Ed
Mathematics: select 1 course from the following 5 course options
GMA-100College MathematicsGen-Ed3
GMA-150Introductory AlgebraGen-Ed3
GBM-200Business MathGen-Ed3
GCA-200College AlgebraGen-Ed3
STS-300Business StatisticsGen-Ed3
Social / Natural Sciences: select 3 courses from the following 5 course options
GGS-200Global SociologyGen-ED 3*
PSY-100Essentials of PsychologyGen-Ed3
GPS-300Political ScienceGen-Ed3
GSH-300Safety & Health in the WorkplaceGen-Ed3
GES-300Environmental ScienceGen-Ed3
Total General Education Credits15
Total BAS Program Credits:60

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