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Cybersecurity and Computer Networks

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Cyber students classroom 2020This degree program combines system administration fundamentals with a foundation in cybersecurity concepts.  Classes focus on best practices to implement, administer, and secure operating systems and computer networks.

Students will learn highly marketable technical skills and have the knowledge to meet the ever-changing technologies used in business and industry.  Graduates will be prepared to install operating systems, configure networks, manage servers, and other typical system administration tasks while maintaining fundamental security practices.
 

Cybersecurity and Information Technology

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

This degree program provides a solid cybersecurity backing to information technology (IT) tasks. Classes focus on best practices to implement, administer, and secure technologies that are used to process, transmit, and store data. Graduates will gain experience securing network communications, configuring virtualization, managing cloud-based resources, and performing other common security-related tasks while implementing IT.

Computer Networking

Program Certificate
Computer Networking courses will provide the learner with the fundamentals of computer networking, including the practical and conceptual skills needed to understand basic networking, build simple local area networks, perform basic device configurations, implement IP address schemes, and configure and troubleshoot routers and switches.
 

Modern Computing

Program Certificate

These courses provide students with opportunities to gain experience installing, configuring, securing, and administering Linux network services, along with an understanding of the methods, policies, and procedures needed to maintain systems availability and response and mitigation to incidents, based on the cause.

Offensive and Defensive Security

Program Certificate

Offensive and Defensive Security courses cover digital forensics, installing, configuring, and managing firewalls. In general, the goal is to prepare learners by providing theory and extended configuration features necessary to set up traffic handling, advanced content/user identification, quality of service, global protection, monitoring/reporting, and high availability of next-generation firewall technologies. Lastly, network penetration testing will be learned so that students can apply cybersecurity defense skills.

Secure Programming

Program Certificate

These courses will give learners a background in the Python language for computer programming, including fundamentals, logic development, top down program design, and application creation.

 

Security and Hacking

Program Certificate

The Security and Hacking courses will give students practical Linux experience. Also included are courses that expand students' knowledge in information security, providing them with the principles, technologies, and practices to secure computers and networks.