Competency-Based Degrees Curriculum

Peirce College competency-based education (CBE) is currently being offered to students in our IT bachelor's degree with a concentration in Networking, Administration and Information Security. Because CBE leverages what you already know to be the most direct path to a degree, students focus only on the skills they still need to learn – not those they've already mastered.

You can see the full CBE curriculum for our Networking, Administration and Information Security degree below. CBE is a flexible, self-paced style of online learning that gives you college credits for the skills, experience and education you already have. You'll work closely with a personal coach to identify an easy-to-follow plan that will let you study only what you still need to learn. And because everything is online, you can study at whatever times and places work best for you. All you need is an internet connection.

Your customized plan will let you take as many credits as you want per term, and the quicker you're able to master "competencies," which earn you college credits, the more money you'll save on your tuition. So why wait? Take our quick two-minute CBE assessment to find out if competency-based education is right for you and get started on your degree today.

CBE 101Competency-Based Education1
BIS 111Application Software Fundamentals3
COM 112Speech Communication3
COM 312Practical Reasoning3
ENG 101English Composition3
ENG 103Rhetoric and Research3
HUM 102Introduction to Ethics3
HUM 105World Religions3
MAT 101Introduction to College Mathematics3
MAT 102College Algebra3
SCI 220The Physical World3
SCISCI Core (2) SCI 220 & SCI 1056
SOC SCISOC SCI Core (2) ECO 101 & ECO 1026
GEN EDGen Ed Core (1) PSY 1013
BIS 112Programming Concepts3
BIS 201HTML and the World Wide Web3
BIS 235Database Management Systems3
BIS 402Systems Analysis and Design3
ISC 310Information Security Management3
ISC 325Access Control, Security Assessment and Security in the Software Development Lifecycle3
ISC 410Asset Security and Security Engineering3
ISC 425Network Security and Security Operations3
ITN 120PC Fundamentals3
ITN 130Networking Fundamentals3
ITN 144Introduction to Network Security3
ITN 200Server Administration I3
ITN 220Help Desk and Customer Support Concepts3
ITN 301Linux Administration, Networking, and Security3
ITN 311Network Routing and Switching3
ITN 404Network Security and Defense3
ITN 410Server Administration II3
ITN 425IT Capstone in Networking, Administration and Information Security3
MIS 110Usability Principles and Design3
MIS 205Ethical Management of Information Technology3
MIS 302Project Management3
ELEElective Courses (choose 4)12
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