Cybersecurity Diploma – IS12

Program Description:

The Computer Information Systems' Cybersecurity program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking, Program graduates are qualified for employment as Information Security Specialists.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills60COMPASS – Writing32
Reading Comp.55Reading 70
Arithmetic34Math26

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 57

Cybersecurity Diploma Curriculum Essential Courses

Basic Skills Courses 8 credits

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

Occupational Courses 49 credits

CIST 1001Computer Concepts

4

CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance

4

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals

3

CIST 1602Security Policies and Procedures

3

CIST 2601Implementing Operating Systems Security

4

CIST 2602Network Security

4

CIST 2611Network Defense and Countermeasures

4

CIST 2612Computer Forensics

4

CIST 2613Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

4

XXXX xxxxCIST Networking Elective

4

XXXX xxxxCIST Networking Elective

4

Select one of two courses below for Introductory-Level Networking Class for a min. of 4 cr.:

CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals

4

CIST 2451Introduction to Networks- CISCO

4

CIST Networking Elective: See program advisor for list of approved electives.