IA Student Development

IA Student Development

To understand the scope of student opportunities enjoyed by Rose State College students, it is important to understand the uniqueness of its setting.  With 27,000 civilian and military personnel, Tinker Air Force Base is the largest air depot installation in the United States and the largest employer of the state of Oklahoma.  Many of these employees and their dependents are Rose State College students.  As Rose State College is located less than a mile from the gates, Rose State College has a long-standing relationship with the Base. Beginning in 1971, the College has been the preferred location for Tinker AFB training workshops.  In 2009, the College hosted 14,000 individuals in credit and non-credit training in the Professional Education and Training Center.  Approximately 90% of the training was Tinker AFB and related. 

To serve its constituents such as Tinker AFB and its contractors and the state of Oklahoma, Rose State College has developed many courses which incorporate CNSS certificates into the two-year associates degree. Faculty members associated with CSEC have worked across several states to standardize programs in the area of Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Digital Forensics.


  1. Networking A.A.S. at RSC Degree (PDF) 
  2. Cyber Security A.A.S. at RSC Degree (PDF) 
  3. Computer Information Technology A.A.S. at RSC Degree (PDF) 


  1. Certificate for NSTISSI 4011 - Information System Security Professional
  2. Certificate for CNSS 4012 - Senior System Managers 
  3. Certificate for CNSS 4013 - System Administrators 
  4. Certificate for CNSS 4014 - Information System Security Officer 
  5. Certificate for CNSS 4015 - System Certifier 
  6. Certificate for CNSS 4016 - Risk Analyst


Articulation Agreements:

The following four-year institutions have a transfer agreement with Rose State College:

  1. Agreement with Oklahoma State University Information Technology - Degree in Information Assurance and Forensics (PDF)
  2. Agreement with South Western Oklahoma State University - Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems (PDF)

In addition to the acceptance of Associate in Science and Associate in Arts transfer degree programs, Rose State College has entered into specific articulation agreements for specific programs such as Cyber Security, Applied Technology, Technical Supervision and Management, and others.  Four-year institutions with which Rose State College holds articulation agreements include the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma the University of Central Oklahoma, East Central University, Northeastern Oklahoma State University, and others.  Evidence of the articulation agreements at this web site.

The state of Oklahoma offers concurrent enrollment to high school students who meet the required academic criteria.  Rose State College participates in this initiative with Mid-Del Public Schools and various smaller school systems within its service area.  The Prospective Student Services Office, the College student recruiting oversees these outreach efforts as well as the gap funding initiative, “Ticket to Rose” that became available to students in 2009.  In addition, specific articulation agreements, Cooperative Alliances, which pertain to the Cyber Security Program have been negotiated which allow for articulation between the technology center of the Mid-Del Public School System, and other area technology centers in the College’s service area.  Students who are in the related programs may earn college credit while still attending the career technology center.  These Cooperative Alliances are available at the following website.  A specific “Technology Center Catalog” is printed annually and made available on the College website. This catalog specifies the admission and enrollment requirements and the course equivalencies between the College coursework and the technology center program coursework. 

Evidence of the Cooperative Alliance Agreements can be seen in excerpts from the “Technology Center Catalog” designating the course equivalencies: Career Tech Catalog (PDF).

  1. Technology Catalog (PDF)

  2. PDF of the Mid-Del Technology Center agreement (page 10)
    Actual Articulation Agreement

  3. Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center (page 10)
    Actual Articulation Agreement

  4. Metro Technology Center (page 10)
    Actual Articulation Agreement

  5. Moore Norman Technology Center (page 10)
    Actual Articulation Agreement

  6. Gordon Cooper Technology Center (page 10)
    Actual Articulation Agreement

Workshops / Competitions:

Rose State College also hosts workshops on “Identity Theft,” “Risk Management,” and “Access Data Certified Examiner Training,” the Forensic Toolkit training, to local schools and other two-year institutions during in-service training. Schools that have participated in these training activities include:

  1. Rose State College participating in the DC3 challenge 2009-2010

  2. Rose State Cyber Security / Information Assurance competition 2007
    1st Place Chad Johnson - Free Cruise
    2nd Place Grant Katus - Free Cruise

  3. Rose State Cyber Security / Information Assurance competition 2008
    1st Place Jimmy Scruggs - Free Cruise
    2nd Place Amber May - Free Cruise

  4. Rose State Cyber Security / Information Assurance competition 2009
    (IA competition canceled in 2009 due to scheduling conflict)

  5. Rose State Cyber Security sponsored the Biggest Loser 2008-2009 Competition
    2008-2009 Flyer (PDF)
    1st Place - Kimberly Mayhall - $500
    2nd Place - Ken Dewey - $350
    3rd Place - Landry Nagle - $150

  6. Rose State Cyber Security / Information Assurance competition 2010
    Spring 2010 Flyer (PDF)
    1st Place - Brandon Hale - $100 Best Buy Gift Card
    2nd Place - Laura Lewis - $50 Best Buy Gift Card
    3rd Place - Shawn Blood - Rose State Cyber Security Polo Shirt
    All participants will receive a 16GB USB Flash Drive

Current competitions hosted by or assisted by the Rose State IA Program:

1. Cyber Security Invitational Competition – hosted by OSU-IT, Rose State Cyber Security students served as mentors to the career technology students entered in the competition

2. Skills USA – Rose State Cyber Security students mentored students in the area of Micro Hardware and Operating Systems and also in the area of Networking

Links to Courses with Lab Training:

All the classes taught in the Rose State Cyber Security program are application based and utilize a “hands-on” portion and experiential lab training. The percentage of lab training has recently increased with the implementation of the virtualization infrastructure.

Courses that incorporate a lab component:

  1. CIT 2323 Network Security course.
  2. CIT 2563 Computer Security course.
  3. CIT 2553 Computer and Networking Forensics course.
  4. CIT 1503 Intro to Networks course.
  5. CIT 1523 Micro Hardware and Operating Systems course.
  6. CIT 2513 Secure Electronic Commerce course.
  7. CIT 2603 Secure Auditing and Penetration Testing course.

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