2017-18 Catalog

IT LAN & Security Specialist

Associate in Applied Science


The degree program is designed to provide a comprehensive program to develop a skilled workforce in the emerging field of information technology security.  Managing information security programs consists of preserving information, confidentiality and protection, risk management, data and system integrity, availability, authenticity, and utility.  The program is based on information security concepts, principles, methods, techniques, practices, and procedures that guide today's IT security professionals.  This program prepares graduates to become employed as IT security specialists, firewall and VPN specialists, and data assurance specialists.  The degree program is designed with an IT Security core curriculum combined with a set of fundamental IT courses.  In addition, the program requires the completion of a traditional group of general education courses.

Admission to the Program:  Open

First-Time Enrollees

  1. Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  2. Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Complete the placement exam.
  4. Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Computer Information Systems Course Completion Requirement

For credit toward degree requirements, all ICT courses must have been completed during the five school years preceding conference of the degree or must have the approval of the Dean of Career, Technical, and Health Education Programs or Program Coordinator.

*NOTE: This program consists of one degree and four certificates.

Department of Career, Technical & Health Education

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.341.5363

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center
Phone: 309.345.3500

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
BOC.107 Tech Skills for Business Environment 3
ICT.110 Computer Software Applications 3
ICT.125 Foundations of Information Technology 3
ICT.170 Hardware Installation & Maintenance 3
ICT.180 Windows Networking & Operating System 3
Spring Semester
BOC.120 Customer Service 2
ICT.135 Mobile Technologies 3
ICT.160 Introduction to Internetworking 3
ICT.182 Implementing Ms Network Infrastructure 3
Concepts of Mathematics
or General Education Statistics
or Statistics for Social Science
Interpersonal Communication
or Introduction to Public Speaking
Summer Session
Choose 6 Credits from the Following General Education Courses:  
Introduction to Psychology
or Positive Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
or Human Geography
or American History to 1877
Second Year
Fall Semester
ICT.165 LINUX 1 3
ICT.184 Managing Ms Windows Network Servers 3
ICT.255 Security + Fundamentals 3
ICT.260 Introduction to Internetwork Operating S 3
CRM.172 Introduction to Security 3
Spring Semester
ICT.225 Sql/Database Application 3
ICT.261 Introduction to Local Area Networks 3
ICT.262 Introduction to Wide Area Networks 3
ICT.270 Cisco Security 3
ICT.275 Virtualization 3
ICT.295 Internship 2
 Total Semester Hours70

Higgins, Diana D
associate dean of career technical health education

Herath, Suvineetha
Instructor, ICT