Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Certificate

Curriculum CIS.CYB.CERT (C407S)

(Total Program Credits: 24)

The Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Certificate is designed to provide students with foundational and advanced knowledge and experience with technical security practices and information assurance policies in order to obtain positions as Cybersecurity analysts, specialists, engineers, technical security support personnel, and managers. Coursework will prepare students and current Information Technology (IT) practitioners with experience for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) / Certified Information Systems Security Practitioner (CISSP) / System Administration, Networking, and Security Institute (SANS) or the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) certification exams.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe hardware and software components of client computers, servers and networks in order to identify their areas of vulnerability;
  • design and implement secure networks that protects users and data from unauthorized access;
  • identify, assess and remediate vulnerabilities to practice on-going network maintenance and monitoring;
  • design and deploy layered defense mechanisms to protect a complex network;
  • apply forensics techniques to computers and wired and wireless networks; and
  • develop information assurance polices and practices to protect information within an organization.

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

(Fall 2021)

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits

OR

CIS 102Professional Information Technology and Computer Science #

3 credits

 

CIS 216Introduction to Networks CCNA #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 176LAN Administration: Windows Server

3 credits

CIS 217Switching, Routing, Wireless Essentials CCNA #

3 credits

CIS 277Command Processing and Scripting #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 218Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation CCNA #

3 credits

CIS 220Introduction to Network Security #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 226Advanced Network Security #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Cyber Forensics Concentration (C3), (CIS.CYF.CERT), (six semester credits)

Course NumberTitleCredits

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits

OR

CIS 102Professional Information Technology and Computer Science #

3 credits

 

CIS 210Data Communications & Networking Fundamentals #

3 credits

OR

CIS 216Introduction to Networks CCNA #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 176LAN Administration: Windows Server

3 credits

CIS 277Command Processing and Scripting #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 220Introduction to Network Security #

3 credits

CIS 238Introduction to Computer Forensics #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 226Advanced Network Security #

3 credits

CIS 240Advanced Computer Forensics #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

See CIS course descriptions.

Coordinator: Michael Henson, Ext. 3354