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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Information Management-Security and Network Assurance BAS

Information Management - Security & Network Assurance (IT Forensics) Concentration  (T803)

Type of Award
BAS - Bachelor of Applied Science

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Program Description
The program is 120 hours in length and articulates from existing Associates in Science/Associates in Applied Science degrees in the computer science field. The core curriculum includes coursework in project management, systems design and programming, business law, finance and business writing.

Admission Requirements
To apply for the bachelor's degree program in Information Management, students must have earned an A.S. or A.A. degree and have at least a 2.0 GPA. Students who have earned a minimum of 60 credits and a 2.0 GPA but do not have an associate degree may be accepted with permission of the dean. This program requires a specific set of prerequisite courses in the computer science discipline. Please see a bachelor's degree advisor for more information on the specific lower-division course requirements. Please see the Admissions section of the catalog for detailed admission requirements for bachelor's degree programs.

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses in the curriculum, have at least a 2.0 GPA and have earned a “C” or better in all general education courses and upper division courses. Students must also meet the foreign language requirements. (Additional Information)

Capstone course: The following Capstone criteria must be met prior to registration in the course:

1. All lower division courses are satisfied
2. All upper division common core classes are completed
3. Successful completion of 12-15 credits of concentration area courses
4. Capstone may be taken concurrently with no more than two 3-credit courses and not any upper division common core courses. Restrictions may apply.

Program Length
Total program semester hours: 120

This program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information
Professor Hector Hernandez,, (561) 868-4118

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Courses From A.S./A.A.S. Degree Credits: 42
  Courses from A.A./A.A.S. degree (Lower Division Details) 42
General Education Courses Credits: 36
  General Education Courses (Transferable) 36
Upper Division Common Core Courses Credits: 21
BUL3130 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business * 3
COP3530 Programming Languages & Concepts 3
GEB3213 Business Writing * 3
FIN3400 Principles of Financial Management * 3
ISM3113 Systems Analysis and Design 3
ISM3212 Database Management Systems 3
ISM3314 Project Management 3
Concentration Area Required Courses Credits: 15
CNT4408 Information System Security 3
CNT4406 Network Security and Cryptography 3
ISM4320 Applications in Information Security 3
ISM4220 Business Data Communications, Telecommunications/Network 3
ISM4323 Security Management 3
Concentration Electives (select 3 credits) Credits: 3
ISM4324 Computer Forensics 3
GEB4940C Bachelor Internship 3
Concentration Capstone Course Credits: 3
ISM4331 Capstone Experience: Security and Network Assurance 3
Total Program Credits: 120
*Courses from existing Supervision & Management BAS degree

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
As a graduate of this program, students will be prepared to work in information technology-related positions such as Information Technology Managers, Application Programmers, Network Administrators, Database Administrators, Computer Software Engineers, Systems Analysts and Business Analysts.

Career Path Notes
After completion of this program, students may choose to apply for graduate study at a public or private university

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