Course Catalog - Cybersecurity

NSITE-Northside School of Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship


Business and Industry or STEM endorsement

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit

(It is recommended students follow the program of study sequence level 1-4 as outlined by TEA.)


AP Computer Science Principles M (9-12) #7104

AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles also gives students the opportunity to use current technologies to create computational artifacts for both self-expression and problem solving. Together, these aspects of the course make up a rigorous and rich curriculum that aims to broaden participation in computer science. The technology applications curriculum emphasizes the skills and qualities set by International Society for Technology in Education standards for students: empowered learner, digital citizen, knowledge constructor, innovative designer, computational.

PR: None

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance (9- 10) #8203 (elective only)

Course focuses on economies and private enterprise systems, the impact of global business, marketing of goods and services, advertising, and product pricing. Students analyze the sales process and financial management principles.

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Cyber Internetworking I M (11) #8544

The Internetworking Technologies I course is normally comprised of the courses called Cisco CCNA R&S: Introduction to Networks (CCNA 1) and Cisco CCNA R&S: Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 2) . The Introduction to Networks course introduces the concept of networking, using various analogies to help the student understand the movement of packets throughout the Internet, and the protocol standards used.

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Cyber Internetworking II M (12) #8548

The Internetworking Technologies II course is normally comprised of the courses called Cisco CCNA R&S: Scaling Networks (CCNA 3) and Cisco CCNA R&S: Connecting Networks (CCNA 4). The CCNA 3 course covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks.

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Practicum in Information Technology Cyber - VEI M(12) #8549

Practicum in Information Technology Cyber M (2CR) #8725

Information Technology and Security Academy is a two year technical dual credit program for high school juniors and seniors. Students receive specialized instruction and training from college professors in Information Technology, Operating Systems, Networking, Information Security, and Computer Programming. In addition, students are eligible to participate in the summer internship program.

SEM: 2 CR: 2