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College Catalog: Science, Technology, and Computing: Cybersecurity

Program: Cybersecurity
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-732-09
Length: 27 credits
Lead Faculty: Robert Tureman

Purpose: The Cybersecurity Career Studies Certificate helps the learner develop skill in building and protecting computer networks in the age of the Internet, the Web, cloud computing and the mobile computing explosion. The heart of the study is the protection of computing and data resources in a highly connected, Internet-centric environment. Students in the program will study network resource protection and extend that skill up to and beyond technical industry certification points. The program is built using the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Administration (NSA) resources.

Upon completion of the program, the student will be prepared to assume a role in networking in today’s highly competitive market. The program requires successful completion of at least one technical computing certification such as A+, Network+, Security+, CCENT or CCNA.

Program Outcomes: Students that complete this program have obtained an industry certification and have demonstrated proficiency in building and protecting networks.

Occupational Objectives: Cybersecurity analyst, network analyst, network technician, Computing Resource Consultant, Help Desk Technician, Technical Resource consultant, Install/Repair Technician, Computer Sales Representative

Admission Requirements: Students must meet general admission requirements established by the College. General keyboarding and computer skills are required.

Cybersecurity CSC (221-732-09)
Required Courses and Credits
First Semester
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 3
ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting 3
CSC 200 Introduction to Computer Science 3
ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems 3
Total Semester Credits 12
Second Semester
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3
ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime, and Hacking 3
ITN 266 Network Security layers 3
Total Semester Credits 9
Third Semester
ITN 262 Network Communication, Security, and Authentication 3
ITN 267 Legal Topics in Network Security 3
Total Semester Credits 6
Total Program Credits 27