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    Apr 12, 2024  
MCCC College Catalog 2023-2024 
MCCC College Catalog 2023-2024

Computer Information Systems: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

The associate of applied science degree in computer information systems with a program designation of cybersecurity and information assurance is designed to provide an opportunity for students to acquire the foundational skills needed for an entry-level position supporting corporate security operations. The term “information assurance” encompasses the scientific, technical and management disciplines required to ensure computer and network security.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will potentially be prepared for entry-level employment as:

  • Computer emergency response team operations
  • Computer forensics
  • Cyber crime investigation
  • Cryptography
  • Defensive information operations
  • Information assurance systems and product acquisition
  • Information assurance training education and management
  • Systems/network administration and operation
  • Threat and vulnerability assessment (includes risk management)
  • Threat intelligence
  • Web security

Transfer Information

This program was designed to transfer to institutions offering four-year degrees including Davenport University, Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan- Dearborn, and Western Governors University. For information regarding transfer opportunities for this, or any program, please visit the Transfer section of the MCCC website


Required General Education Courses

See the General Education Requirements  in the college catalog or on the college website ( for a list of courses that satisfy the General Education Learning Competencies.

Required Core Courses

1MATH 126   (Mathematics for Business) is recommended for students whose goal is to complete the AAS degree and seek employment. MATH 154   (Mathematics Explorations) or higher is recommended for students interested in transferring.

Winter Semester (Year 1)

Summer Semester (Year 1)

Fall Semester (Year 2)

Winter Semester (Year 2)

Total Degree Requirements: 60 credits

Total Degree Costs: 61 minimum billable contact hours

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