May 16, 2022  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 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

Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work from the General Education course list.  Course work must be selected as directed in the areas below.

English Composition and Communications


Select two (2) Humanities General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.  Only one (1) Foreign Language course can be used for the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences

Select two (2) Social Sciences General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.

Natural Science and Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Select one (1) Lab or Non-Lab Natural Sciences General Education Elective from a discipine other than Physics.


Select one (1) Mathematics General Education Elective.

General Education Total Credits

30 (minimum)

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 LogoCIS 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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