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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Information Security, A.A. (General Transfer)

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Academic Program Code:  150

As our society becomes increasingly dependent upon technology, more and more information is being stored digitally. As a result, the threat of identity and information theft is growing. Companies and organizations need talented individuals who can keep their company safe from digital theft and other malicious invasions into intellectual property. This degree provides the student with an Associates of Arts (A.A.) Degree, which can be transferred toward a Bachelors degree.   

The Information Security bachelor’s Degree prepares individuals to assess the security needs of computer and network systems; recommend safeguard solutions, and manage the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. Includes instruction in computer architecture, programming, and systems analysis; networking; telecommunications; cryptography; security system design; applicable law and regulations; risk assessment and policy analysis; contingency planning; user access issues; and troubleshooting.

This program will prepare the student for the CompTIA Security+, Linux+, Cisco CCNA Security, and the EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) credential.

General Education Courses

English Composition

Select two of the following courses.


Select two Humanities Electives from two different disciplines. 

PL 205 Introduction to Ethics or PL 202 Introduction to Logic suggested.

  • Humanities Elective - (min. of 3)

Social Sciences

Select one Social Science Elective from a discipline other than PS. 

SO 260 Race and Ethnicity suggested.

Natural Science & Mathematics

Select one Math course that meets MTA requirements and one Lab or Non-Lab Science course from a discipline other than Physics.

Total Credits


Transfer Notes

Contact the university/college you intend to transfer to for assistance with elective course selections and verification of the transferability of course/credits.

Course Discontinuation

GRCC Flying CC logosCIS 177 , CIS 273 , and CIS 277  have been discontinued and will no longer appear in the academic catalog after the 19.20 academic year.  If these course are still needed to complete this degree, here is what you may take to complete your degree.

Contact the CIS Department Head if you have any additional questions.

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