Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science
Credits Required: 64/65
The Cybersecurity program is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of an organization's data. The data network, infrastructure, and storage hardware and software must be resistant to penetration, and disruption due to malicious activity, accident, or natural disaster.
Classrooms are equipped with computer hardware, operating systems, and security software. Topics include data recovery, penetration testing, firewalls, security audits, and leveraging privacy-enhancing technologies such as data, hardware, and facilities.
Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level employment as a computer security coordinator, intrusion detection analyst, network security analyst, security audit specialist, and risk analysis specialist.
Graduates will be able to
- dentify the security risks in an enterprise-level network.
- Implement protective measures critical to securing a network infrastructure.
- Monitor and manage the security of a network using various network tools.
- Work as a team member to analyze current or recent cyber security incidents to identify cause and effects.
Curriculum - 1st Year
First Semester - 17 Credits
Introduction to Information Tech
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Honors Option Available Introduction to Information Technology honors introduces concepts related to global computing concepts together with MicroSoft Office to develop documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. Through a series of projects students will learn how to develop integrated applications correlated other honors courses. 3-0-3
Survey of Information Science
Survey of Information Science is a course that serves as an introduction to the cynergy between business concepts, information technology and data management. Relational and distributed database systems are used to learn how to use data to support corporate operations. Students are introduced to MIS concepts by studying industry standard systems in a variety of professional fields and regulatory environments. Business ethics and privacy law are explored using case studies. 3-0-3
CISCO I-Network Fundamentals
This course is designed to introduce students to computer networking fundamentals. Topics include binary numbering systems, electronics and signals, network cabling and testing, network topologies, close study of OSI and TCP/IP network models, IP addressing including sub/net masking, and basic network design. The course covers the CCNA Semester 1 training material. This course, in conjunction with CISN110, CISN215, and CISN220 may assist students in preparation for Cisco Network+ and CCNA certification exams. 5-0-5
This course provides a comprehensive introduction of Cloud concepts and capabilities across the various cloud service models. Topics including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Topics begin with a detailed study the evolution of cloud infrastructure approaches and virtualization. Cloud services covered in the course will familiarize students with the use of vendor-maintained applications and processes available in the cloud. 3-0-3
This course is an introduction to the Linux Operating System. Students will learn how to install a Linux Operating System, how to navigate the command line interface and how to display system information. Students will also learn about other Linux distributions and how to install them. Hands-on activities will involve creating/deleting directories, searching for files, creating text documents, exploring the file system, working in BASH and managing processes. 3-0-3
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director. Honors Option Available English Composition Honor students will practice expository and persuasive discourse in writing and learning the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of a sound thesis for projects concerning topics of global or international significance. 3-0-3
Second Semester - 17 Credits
CISCO II-Routing Protocols and Conc
This course is the study of advanced networking concepts. WAN and the function of routers, router components, protocols and configuration, ISO images, IP addressing, network troubleshooting, introduction to network security and management, and introduction to residential networking. The course covers the CCNA Semester 2 training material. This course, in conjunction with CISN100, CISN215, and CISN220 prepares students for the Cisco Network + and CCNA certification exams. Prerequisite CISN100 5-0-5
This course focuses on skills needed to deploy and manage desktop operating systems. Installation and troubleshooting of desktop operating system, as well as features, such as advanced security are covered. A current version and a prior version of Windows and Linux desktop operating systems are used in the demonstration and hands-on assignments. 3-0-3
The course will describe the Cloud security architecture and explore the guiding security design principles, design patterns, industry standards, applied technologies and addressing regulatory compliance requirements critical to design, implement, deliver and manage secure cloud based services. The course addresses identifying and mitigating risks, protection and isolation of physical & logical infrastructures including compute, network and storage, end-to-end identity management & access control and complying with industry and regulatory mandates. The course will leverage cloud computing security guidelines set forth by ISO, NIST, ENISA and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). 3-0-3
This course is a continuation of Linux Operating Systems (CISN203), with focus on administrative tasks and network configuration. Students will learn how to create and deploy a Linux-based server, examine and manipulate filesystem tasks, network configuration, compression, backup strategies and common administrative tasks. We will also learn troubleshooting techniques as well as performance monitoring and security. This course follows the CompTIA Linux+ Certification guide used in the previous course. 3-0-3
Curriculum - 2nd Year
Third Semester - 15/16 Credits
This course provides students with an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of all security risks and threats to an organization's data. The topic of information security begins with a study of inventory management, security audits, anti-virus tools, data backup and data recovery. Students will implement basic hardware, software, network and Internet Security configurations. Case studies and current events will give the student insite into current threats that affect an organization. Additional study materials from the National CyberWatch Center, INFOSEC Learning will be used. This course and Cybersecurity II may be used for preparing student for CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Prerequisite: CISN110, CISN200. 3-0-3
Cybersecurity: Law and Ethics
The course is designed to introduce the student to the dynamic of information security. Information security covers a broad range of areas - from keeping networks secure from hackers to protection of one's own personal information. Areas of study will include ethical, moral and legal issues; industry - and vendor specific certifications; encryption and decryption methods and protocols; and the security system design life cycle. Up-to-the-minute developments in information security and network security will also be covered. 3-0-3
Enterprise Server Systems
This course focuses on skills needed to deploy and manage server operating systems. Installation and troubleshooting of server operating system, as well as features such as advanced security are covered. Topics include active directory design, account management, group policy management and configuration, certificate services, AD LDS, AD RMS, AD FS, server core, Wndows Hyper-V virtualization, and server management. A current version and a prior version, of Windows and Linux server operating systems are used in the demonstration and hands-on assignments. 3-0-3
Provides an introduction to the communication process that occurs between people. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, maintain, and evaluate dyadic relationships through language, perception, self-disclosure, listening, verbal and nonverbal communication. Emphasis will be placed on building effective and ethical interpersonal relations in an intercultural context utilizing various media. 3-0-3
The emphasis is on speech preparation and delivery in a variety of speaking experiences designed to improve the speaker’s capability through the application of correct speech practices. Honors Option Available Public Speaking Honors emphasizes speech preparation, and delivery, with special attention paid to crafting effective academic and professional presentations on global and international issues. Speeking experiences and presentations will be designed by individuals and groups and presented to the CCBC community, the public and other appropriate audiences. 3-0-3
Fourth Semester - 12 Credits
Computer Forensics & Investigation
This course teaches students the fundamentals of computer forensics and investigation. Topics include principles of computer investigations, current computer forensics software tools, digital evidence controls, computer forensic analysis, email investigations, recovering image files, writing investigation reports, and becoming an expert witness. Additional study materials from the National CyberWatch Center and INFOSEC Learning will be used. Prerequisite: CISF210 3-0-3
This course provides students with an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of security risks and threats that may compromise an organization's data. The topic of information security begins with a study of inventory management, security audits, anti-virus tools, data back-up and data recovery. Students will implement basic hardware, software, network and Internet Security configurations. Case studies and current events will give the student insight into current threats that affect an organization. Additional study materials from the National CyberWatch Center and INFOSEC Learning will be used. This course and Cybersercurity I may be used for preparing students for CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam. Pre-requisite: CISF210 3-0-3
This course is designed to give second/year students supervised, on the job experience in various aspects of the business technologies environment. All students will be required to spend a minimum of six hours per week at the firm where he/she is assigned. Each student will meet with a faculty member before his or her assignment to establish goals and then several times throughout the semester to assess student progress. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 30 credits in course of study with QPA of 3.0 or better and faculty approval 0-9-3
Ethical Hacking & Network Defense
This couse describes the tools and penetration testing methodologies used by ethical hackers. Students will learn what and who ethical hacker is, the role of ethical hackers in protecting corporate and government data from cyber-attacks, system vulnerabilities, methods to protect networks and how ethics and laws apply to computer crime and ethical hacking. 3-0-3
Elements of this course are broken into three sections: Server Virtualization, Hypervisor configuration and Hypervisor security. High-Availability Failover Clustering and Load Balancing will be demonstrated and implemented by the students. A current version and a prior version of the Virtualization platforms will be used for demonstration and hands-on assignments. This course provides an excellent perspective of virtualization as well as the advantages organizations can realize by implementing virtualization. Pre-Requisite: CISN205 3-0-3