Degree Programs

Computer Science: Cybersecurity AS

63-64

This program combines the study of criminal justice and computer-technology to address current needs in the cybersecurity field. It prepares students to identify vulnerabilities and threats that affect corporate and government computer networks; to protect critical information in cyberspace; and to effectively design, implement, and support security policies for a large scale enterprise network. Students examine a wide variety of security analysis/defensive tools and concepts, and then attempt to circumvent them. This program prepares students to transfer to upper division Cybersecurity programs or assume entry-level positions in the Cybersecurity Industry.
Goals & Outcomes
To provide an overall view of computer and network security.
  • Implement plans to secure access to information and data.
  • Set up and conficgure devices to form LANs and WANs.
    • To train students on how to effectively design, implement, and support security policies for a large-scale enterprise network.
      • Display knowledge of preventative and post event recovery tools.
      • Configure server storage, backup, and performance, and troubleshoot remote access.
      To familiarize students with a variety of security analysis defensive tools, to demonstrate how to implement these tools and then to attempt to circumvent them.
      • Display understanding of computer forensics terminology and its technologies.
      • Demonstrate understanding and communicate program code in a variety of languages to facilitate the investigation of cyber-crimes involving malicious code.
      • Participate in a cyber-crime investigation following established guidelines for the investigative process and the preservation of evidence.
      To prepare students to transfer to upper division Cybersecurity programs or assume entry-level positions in Cybersecurity industry in fields such as banking and finance, transportation, law enforcement, defense communication, and government and homeland security.
      • Demonstrate understanding of the principles of computer programming and a rudimentary understanding of a least one mainstream programming language.
      • Document the criminal justice process and it's relation to the investigation of cyber-crimes.
First Semester 16.5
1.0
ED100 College Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CI104 Introduction to Cybersecurity
3.0
EN101 English 1:Composition
This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS050 Developmental Reading, DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or DS080 Study Reading), or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
HI101 History of Civ 1
This course introduces the nature and study of history, and covers the emergence and development of Eurasian civilization to about 1500 A.D. in the Near East, India, China, Europe, the Western Hemisphere, and Africa. Attention is given to religion in these civilizations and on the rise of the West to a position of world power during the Middle Ages. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
SO101 Intro Sociology
This course gives an understanding of and a feeling for the society in which we live. The concepts and theories discussed relate to humanity, its culture and society, and to those forces that contribute to the smooth operation of this society as well as those forces that contribute to conflict and social problems. Topics include culture, socialization, stratification, population, and patterns of social organization. See when this course is offered ...
Program Elective
3.0
CJ101 Intr Criminal Justice
This course introduces the basic elements of the American criminal justice system, from its legal roots and history to its most current concerns. It analyzes the criminal justice process - from arrest to trial and disposition - emphasizing the function and structure of each component. It provides an understanding of how each component responds to crime and how the key question of individual rights and public safety is addressed. Attention is given to the elements of crime, the role of the police, courts, and corrections, and to the challenges facing this system in an increasingly diverse democratic society. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
PS102 Intro to Public Policy
This course introduces public policy, a field of study that integrates political, social, and economic theories and insights, and addresses the general question, “Who gets what, when, and how in society?” To answer this question, the history of public policy in the United States is studied, and how public policy is defined, developed, and applied within the federalist system of government. The role of governmental and non-governmental institutions in policy making is examined from several theoretical perspectives. Contemporary issues in public policy are studied through the application of these theories to key substantive areas, including crime and justice, healthcare, social welfare, education, and the environment. See when this course is offered ...
PE Phyiscal Education Elective .5 Cr
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance.
PE Physical Education .5 cr
Second Semester 15.5
3.0
CI112 Networking Fundamentals
This course introduces the basics of computer networking from concepts and terminology to materials and equipment. Topics form the foundation for further networking courses, with a solid grasp of fundamentals that lead to experience with equipment. The majority of this course deals with theory, with equipment used for demonstration. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications and Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts, or CI121 Microcomputer Techniques for Science. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CJ106 Ethics in Criminal Justice
The goal of this course is two-fold: first, to recognize the ethical implications of the daily decisions made by justice system personnel; and, second, to evaluate individual ethical frameworks. It addresses key analytical concepts including utilitarianism, deontology, peacemaking, codes of ethics, and tests of moral reasoning to resolve ethical dilemmas commonly found in the administration of justice, including policing, courts, and corrections. It addresses the relationship of criminal justice to social justice, along with issues of cultural competence and diversity, especially as they illustrate the existence of dilemmas in applied ethics. Scenarios are used to raise moral dilemmas in the administration of justice, with resolution of these dilemmas and analysis of the issues. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS120 Cmptr Oper Systms&Envmnt
This course covers the role of computer operating systems. It emphasizes operating systems and environments used with Intel-compatible equipment and discusses additional platforms. Command-line, menu-driven, and graphical user interface (GUI) systems are covered. Topics include storage devices, operating environment, system startup, menus, memory management, software package installation, and multitasking. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
MA110 Elementary Statistics
This course introduces probability and statistics. Topics include graphs, tables, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, normal distribution, correlation and regression, probability, and inferential statistics. This course is available in two formats: lecture only, or lecture plus laboratory using technology. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA045 Basic Math Skills or MA050 Introductory Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
PE Physical Education Elective .5 Cr
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance.
Third Semester 14.5-15
3.0
CI110 Prin Programming
This course introduces to computer programming methods and techniques of problem-solving using structured programming. It develops the ability to analyze problems and organize effective solutions. Techniques of problem-solving include defining the problem, specifying required input and output, developing the algorithm, and testing the solution. It covers translating the algorithms introduced in class to the C++ programming language. Prerequisite: An appropriate Mathematics Placement test result or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CI142 Computer Forensics
This course covers the acquisition and analysis of data recovery from computer networks to identify potential security or legal evidence. Topics include data recovery after deletion, and the roles and methods of discovering inappropriate data use. It covers operating systems and their vulnerabilities, and techniques about data recovery for use in litigation and future protection. It examines forensic cases. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications and Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts, or CI121 Microcomputer Techniques for Science. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MA150 Precalculus
This course prepares students for calculus through a study of the properties and graphs of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Topics include an introduction to mathematical argument and conic sections. Emphasis is placed on the function concept and the appropriate use of the language of mathematics. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA125 College Algebra & Trigonometry. See when this course is offered ...
Natural Science 4-4.5 Cr
(a) Students must take one of the following sequences: CH131 College Chemistry and CH141 General Chemistry 1, or PH151 General Physics 1 and PH152 General Physics 2.
PE Physical Education Elective .5 Cr
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance.
Fourth Semester 16.5-17
3.0
CI130 Programming In C++
This course provides a comprehensive study of C++ with an emphasis on sound structured programming principles, good style, and top-down method of program design. It covers the designing, coding, executing, and debugging of C++ programs to solve problems in a variety of fields. Corequisite: CI110 Principles of Programming. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CI212 Internet Security
The course provides an overview of computers and network security, addressing the balance of access and security in standard practices and performance issues. It covers the effective design, implementation, and support of security policies for large-scale enterprise networks. It deals with preventive and post-event recovery tools. Prerequisite: CI112 Networking Fundamentals, or CI121 Microcomputer Techniques for Science. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CI232 Security Policies
This course covers the design, implementation, and support of security policies for large-scale enterprise networks. It addresses security analysis/defensive tools, including implementation and circumvention. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications and Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts, or CI121 Microcomputer Techniques for Science. See when this course is offered ...
Program Elective
3.0
CI132 Unix Oprtng Systms & Secrty
This course provides an understanding of the UNIX operating system, covering commands, utilities, and scripts. It focuses on the skill development needed to administer a UNIX system, emphasizing file management, security issues, upgrades, and backups. The installation and maintenance of UNIX systems are addressed. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications and Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts, or CI121 Microcomputer Techniques for Science. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CJ216 Select Topics-CJ
This course provides the opportunity to investigate different aspects of the criminal justice system in greater depth. Topics considered vary each semester; see Dean of Social Sciences, Business, and Information Sciences for specific offerings. Prerequisites: CJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice and CJ204 Criminology. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS201 Principles of Comp. Security
This course provides a comprehensive view of the field of computer and network security. Topics include the types of threats to computer hardware and software, public key infrastructure (PKI), certificate authorities, the protocols and standards involved in establishing PKIs, intrusion detection systems, and the laws which govern aspects of computer security. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 is recommended but not required. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS240 Networking Essentials
This course provides an overview of networking concepts. Topics include LAN topologies, transmission media, protocols, network operating systems, and the OSI Model. Network security issues and network-to-network connections are also discussed. Through lecture and classroom demonstrations, students are exposed to the procedures involved in administering a LAN. Prerequisite: IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
Natural Science 4-4.5
(a) Students must take one of the following sequences: CH131 College Chemistry and CH141 General Chemistry 1, or PH151 General Physics 1 and PH152 General Physics 2.
PE Physical Education .5 cr


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