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Career and Technical Studies


Certificate in Cybersecurity


Three semesters


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
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 3 0 3
ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting 3 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 0 13

Second Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ITN 170 Linux System Administration 3 0 3
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3 0 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 0 3
ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 12 0 12
Second Year

Third Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ITN 200 Administration of Network Resources 3 0 3
ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking 4 0 4
ITN 263 Internet/Intranet Firewalls and E-Commerce Security 4 0 4
ITN 266 Network Security Layers 3 0 3
ITN 275 Incident Response and Computer Forensics 3 2 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 17 2 18


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