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AACC is an IA Center of Academic Excellence

The National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have designated Anne Arundel Community College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-Year Education (CAE2Y). The Committee on National Security Systems and the National Security Agency have certified that Anne Arundel Community College meets the national standard for NSTISSI NO. 4011 and NSTISSI NO. 4013.  

Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Program Core Courses

CSI-113 - Theories and Applications of Digital Technology
CSI-130 - Microcomputer Operating Systems
CSI-132 - Networking Essentials 
CSI-135 - Intro to UNIX/LINUX 
CSI-157 - Networking 1
CSI-158 - Networking 2
CSI-165 - Network Security Fundamentals
CSI-194 - Ethics & the Information Age
CSI-217 - Advanced Network Defense 
CSI-219 - Intrusion Detection and Penetration Testing
CSI-257 - Networking 3
CSI-258 - Networking 4
CSI-265 - Windows Server

Cybersecurity Across the Curriculum

Technology is used in almost every profession, so all AACC students must be prepared as technologically competent, cybersecurity-minded individuals. As part of the college-wide computing and information technology competency requirement, all AACC students in associate degree programs must demonstrate competency in at least nine core security skills required to use computer systems securely and ethically.