Computer Information Systems — Information Assurance
As the world becomes more dependent on information technology, the security of information becomes critical. Henry Ford Community College is a member of the International Cyber-Security Education Consortium, and offers an interdisciplinary program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree that emphasizes technical security, ethical conduct, legal and regulatory compliance, law enforcement and development of strategic security plans. Students complete an interdisciplinary core of study and can tailor electives to their career or transfer interest.
In April, 2006, the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Review Committee of the National Security Agency''s National Information Assurance Education and Training Program (NIETP) certified that Henry Ford Community College''s Information Assurance courseware meets all of the elements of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Training Standard for Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals NSTISSI-4011.
Students completing coursework in Information Assurance can transfer their credits to universities or enter the job market. Elective courses allow for each student to tailor a program of study to meet their unique interests.
• Law Enforcement • Secure Software Engineering • Language Specialist • Network Security Specialist
- Eastern Michigan University
- University of Detroit Mercy
Required Core Courses
Updated December 2012 Updated July 2012
Required Support Courses
Students should consult with an advisor before course selection. The 18 credit hour requirement is intended for concentration in world language, network security, software assurance or criminal justice.
Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.