Computer Information Systems — Information Assurance
Prepares students for a career in the computer information systems information assurance field. 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.
- Operate a personal computer and productivity software installed on it, including Microsoft Office, file management, the Internet/Web, e-mail, and input/output/storage devices
- Explain the importance of personal responsibility and security in a technological world, including copyright laws, netiquette, ethics, privacy issues, and security threats
- Explain networking standards, protocols, transmission media, and hardware
- Describe the fundamentals of information security, the various threats to business continuity, and legal, ethical and professional issues relative to Information Security
- Develop a comprehensive security plan, including risk analysis, legal, regulatory, physical, data and personnel threats
- Describe the role of various disciplines in Information Assurance in the development of comprehensive security measures and guidelines
- Demonstrate proficiency in national, Michigan and Wayne County policies, threats and vulnerabilities of systems, legal elements of protection and prosecution, countermeasures, risk management, trust, organizational personnel
- Analyze situations as to technological, policy and educational vulnerabilities and develop solutions and recommendations
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
Complete 15 credits from:
American Society, Events, Institutions and Cultures Outcome: The following course is required in this program and satisfies this General Education Outcome for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses:
Computer Literacy Outcome: The following course is required in this program and satisfies this General Education Outcome for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses:
Critical Thinking Outcome: Complete at least one non-activity based course numbered 100 or higher
Information Literacy and Written Communication Outcome: Take either English sequence:
Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Students should consult with an adviser before course selection. The 18 credit hour requirement is intended for concentration in world language, network security, software assurance or criminal justice.
Requirements are Subject to Change
- Eastern Michigan University
- University of Detroit Mercy
• Law Enforcement • Secure Software Engineering • Language Specialist • Network Security Specialist