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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Oct 19, 2019
 
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020] 
  
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020]

I.T. Security (2158) (A.S.)


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Associate in Science

Mission/Purpose

The mission of the I.T. Security (A.S.) degree is to provide a high quality and relevant degree preparing students for distinctive success in the I.T. Security careers. This hands-on program is designed to respond to the needs of regional businesses. This program provides computer related technical skills for the I.T. Security industry.

The Program

The I.T. Security curriculum prepares the student for a career in the field of data forensics. The student is introduced to the legal concepts of criminology and criminal evidence and procedure. The program delivers a solid foundation in digital forensics and how it applies top computer hardware, software, and peripherals.

The I.T. Security program is for individuals interested in beginning or advancing a career in computer/network security. The hands-on I.T. Security program focuses on digital forensics and provides the skills needed to investigate computer, cyber, and electronic crimes. The program focuses on digital forensics techniques, procedures, assuring that digital evidence is accurate, complete, and reliable.

A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all professional coursework and professional elective coursework.

Internships/Externships/Rotations/Fieldwork

An internship is a required part of this degree program. Each credit hour in the internship course consists of 30 contact hours of which relates to 25 hours of documented jobsite internship experience. 

The Career

Florida State College at Jacksonville is the regional resource for employers in many types of computer technology. Graduates have been employed by CSX, Florida Blue, City of Jacksonville, Citi, Modis, TEKsystems, and other regional employers including the government and military. 

Certification/Licensing

Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to pursue industry recognized certifications such as CompTIA's A+ Microcomputer Technician certification, Security+, Microsoft, and Cisco. 

Need More Information? Contact:

Technology Department, (904) 598-5676 or net@fscj.edu

Curriculum


General Education Coursework

Credit Hours: 15

Professional Coursework

Credit Hours: 45

A minimum grade of "C" or better is required in all Professional coursework.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses (All college cumulative).
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit for prior learning do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a "C" or better in each course used to satisfy the general education requirements and any other area designated with a "C" or better requirement.
  7. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  • Students who enter under the (2019/2020) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2019/2020 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  • Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of "C" or better regardless of program of study.

University Transfer


This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details, refer to the University Transfer Guide at fscj.edu/transferguide.

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