Information Security Degree (Discontinued Fall 2015)


**Please see curriculum changes and new degrees on the right hand side under CIS Information under the Computer Information Systems tab.**

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As our society becomes increasingly dependent upon technology, more and more information is being stored digitally. As a result, the threat of identity and information theft is growing. Companies and organizations need talented individuals who can keep their company safe from digital theft and other malicious invasions into intellectual property.  This degree provides the student with an Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Information Security, which can be transferred toward a Bachelors degree or higher.

The Information Security Degree prepares individuals to assess the security needs of computer and network systems; recommend safeguard solutions, and manage the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. Includes instruction in computer architecture, programming, and systems analysis; networking; telecommunications; cryptography; security system design; applicable law and regulations; risk assessment and policy analysis; contingency planning; user access issues; and troubleshooting.

Questions? Please review the curriculum link on the right.  You can also contact the Department Head (Timothy Koets,, 616-234-4464) or any of the faculty in the department, who would be happy to help you.