2016-2017 Network Systems Technology - Network Security Option, A.S.

Network Systems Technology - Network Security Option, A.S.

Communications Area Credit Hours
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
Mathematics Area
•+*MAC1105, College Algebra 3
Natural Sciences Area
  See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Philosophy/Religion +PHI2600, Ethics 3
Behavioral Sciences PSY2012 or SYG 2000, Psychology/Sociology 3
COMPTIA Certification Aligned Courses (12 credits)
#*CTS1111, Linux+ 3
+*CTS1120, Security+ 3
#*CTS1131, A+ Hardware 3
*CTS1133, Desktop Operating Systems (A+ Software)
CISCO Academy 4-Course Sequence (12 credits)
#*CTS1650, Network Fundamentals 3
+*CTS1651, Cisco Router Technology/Router Protocols and Concepts 3
+*CTS2652, Advanced Router Tech (CISCO/CCNA) 3
+#*CTS2653, Cisco Project-Based Learning/Accessing the WAN 3
Programming (3 credits)
COP1000, Introduction to Programming Logic 3
Professional (3 credits)
CGS1103, Project Management Concepts and Processes 3
Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 (6 credits)
#*CTS1390, Installing & Configuring Windows Server 2012 3
+#*CTS1391, Administering Windows Server 2012 3
Network Security (Cybersecurity) (CYB1)
This is a restricted program based upon special requirements needed to work for government agencies and private-sector employers. Students will be required to submit and pass a background investigation, including a fingerprint check, during their first semester of study or prior to enrolling in Ethical Hacking I whichever is earlier. Requirements that will be verified, include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizenship, not discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions, good moral character, and not having been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanor involving lying or perjury.
Choose one of the following options:
(Each concentration requires 9 credits to complete)
Ethical Hacking Series
+*CIS2352, Ethical Hacking I 3
+#*CIS2359, Ethical Hacking II 3
Choose one of the following: 3
+CTS2314, Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
+*CIS2381, Computer Forensics & Incident Response 3
+*CTS2315, Intrusion Detection and Firewalls 3
+*CIS2351, Encryption & Cryptography 3
+CTS1939, Special Topics 3
+CNT2949, Computer Networks Coop 3

•General Education Core.
+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.
# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.
= PSAV course.
* Minimum grade of "C" required.


Gulf Coast’s Division of Business and Technology is located in the Advanced Technology Center on the Panama City, Florida campus. Contact the division office for questions related to your educational goals. For questions regarding program requirements, please contact your advisor. Please direct lab- and class-specific questions to the instructor for your class.

Business and Technology Division
Advanced Technology Center (ATC) 103
5230 West Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401-1058
Fax: 850-767-8084 

Business and Technology Division Website

Our faculty and staff are ready to answer questions about your program requirements and next steps.

Melanie Boyd (
Chair, Business and Technology
Panama City Campus
Advanced Technology Center (ATC) 102

Nancy Berdanier (
Administrative Assistant
Panama City Campus
Advanced Technology Center (ATC) 103

Business & Technology Faculty

Name Title Phone Email
Antonio Adessi Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 5887
Kim Allan Assistant Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 4022
Paul Ashman Associate Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 5852
Melanie Boyd Professor (850) 872-3839 ext. 3839
Denise Crider Instructor (850) 769-1551 ext. 2848
Dennis Dillenschneider (850) 769-1551 ext. 2817
Erika Goines Associate Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 5886
Emmanuel Hernandez Agosto Assistant Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 2845
Matthew Herndon Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 2846
David Lee (850) 769--1551 ext. -1551
Jose Lopez-Baquero Assistant Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 4012
Wendy Payne Professor (850) 872-3876 ext. 3876
Tonitta Sauls Associate Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 5090
Tracy Sewell Associate Professor (850) 769-1551 ext. 4826