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Degree: 
Certificate in Cybersecurity
Length: 
4 semesters (2 years)
Purpose: 

This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of Cyber Security (information assurance), for those who are presently in IT or a security field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in information security.

Occupational Objectives: 

Information Security Analyst

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

Program Requirements: The curriculum includes technical courses in Cyber Security as well as related courses in Information Technology and general education. Instruction includes both the theoretical concepts and practical applications required for success in the field of Cyber Security. The student is urged to consult with the Student Services Office and his or her faculty advisor in planning his program. Upon successful completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded a Certificate in Cyber Security.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3
ITN 200 Administration of Network Resources 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 10 0 10
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 0 3
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 3 0 3
ITN 170 Linux System Administration 3 0 3
or ITN 171 Unix 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 9 0 9
Second Year
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3 0 3
ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking 4 0 4
ITN 262 Network Communication, Security and Authentication 4 0 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 11 0 11
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ITN 263 Internet/Intranet Firewalls and E-Commerce Security 4 0 4
ITN 266 Network Security Layers 3 0 3
ITN 267 Legal Topics in Network Security 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 10 0 10
Notes:

 

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