University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Information Technology & Cybersecurity A.A.S.

Victor Valgenti, Program Director

The Information Technology & Cybersecurity A.A.S. provides students the foundational skills for supporting users and computing in a networked environment. In addition, the NSA and DHS have designated Missoula College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber-Defense (CAE-CD). This degree emphasizes cyber-security at every level of information technology from simple use, to computer support and system administration. Finally, as a member of AWS Educate, Missoula College also provides expertise in Cloud computing which is a fundamental skill for the future as companies more and more move to virtual operations. This degree includes work in Operating Systems and System Administrations, Routing, Hardware Maintenance and Repair, and Scripting and Security.

The University of Montana is a Cisco Networking Academy, CompTIA Authorized Academy, and a member of the Microsoft Developers Network Academic Alliance. Opportunities exist for professional certification from Cisco (CCNA, CCENT, CCVA), Microsoft and Comp TIA (A+, Network+ and Security+).

Associate of Applied Science - Information Technology & Cybersecurity


Required Courses63-64
Total Hours63-64

Degree Specific Credits: 63-64

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
BGEN 105SIntroduction to Business3
COMX 111AIntroduction to Public Speaking3
CSCI 150Introduction to Computer Science3
CSCI 172Intro to Computer Modeling3
CSCI 215ESocial & Ethical Issues in CS3
CSCI 240Databases and SQL3
ITS 150CCNA 1: Exploration3
ITS 152CCNA 2: Exploration3
ITS 165Introduction to Operating Systems and the Command Line3
ITS 212Network OS - Server Administration3
ITS 214Network OS - Infrastructure3
ITS 221Project Management3
ITS 222Enterprise Security3
ITS 233Introduction to DevOps3
ITS 250CCNA 3: Exploration3
ITS 274Ethical Hacking and Network Defense3
ITS 279Cloud Systems3
ITS 280Computer Repair & Maintenance3
ITS 289Professional Certification1
ITS 298Internship/Cooperative Education2
M 115Probability and Linear Mathematics (or higher level mathematics course)3-4
WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours63-64

Minimum Required Grade: C-