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Cyber Security (Certificate)


Judy Archer – Department Chair

(940) 498-6292

jarcher@nctc.edu

The CyberSecurity program at NCTC prepares the student for entry into this exciting field by providing introductory training in fundamental security concepts, firewalls and network security, basic scripting, operating systems security, intrusion detection, and incident response.

The CyberSecurity program curriculum has been developed with the assistance and advice of an advisory council which is composed of service area industry professionals.

Prerequisite: Students in this program must be able to keyboard at a minimum rate of 40 words per minute (WPM). Those who cannot meet this requirement must take a keyboarding class to improve their skills prior to enrollment.

The Certificate Program-

The Certificate Program provides similar classes to the degree program; however, there are no academic classes in these individual curricula. A student that commences study as a certificate student and later desires to complete the degree program will find that the classes taken for a certificate will readily transfer to the degree program.

Students pursing the certificate typically incur tuition and fee costs of $3,600.  Books and supplies constitute approximately an additional $3,000 across the entire certificate.  Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans, and institutional financing plans. 

The program is designed to take two semesters or 32 weeks to complete. This certificate can be completed through a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes.

The Degree Program –

Students pursing the degree typically incur tuition and fee costs around $7,500.  Books and supplies constitute approximately an additional $4,500.  Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans, and institutional financing plans. 

The program is designed to take two years or 64 weeks to complete.  The degree can be completed through a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes.

Capstone Requirement:  Students completing one of the AAS degrees will enroll in a cooperative education course the last semester of study. The cooperative education course combines classroom learning with work experience and a lecture component.

Certificate Requirements

Second Semester

ITSY 2300OPERATING SYSTEM SECURITY

3 credit hours

ITSY 2301FIREWALL AND NETWORK SECURITY

3 credit hours

ITSY 2330INTRUSION DETECTION

3 credit hours

ITSY 2342INCIDENT RESPONSE & HANDLING

3 credit hours

EECT 1300TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

First Semester

ITSY 1342INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY

3 credit hours

ITSC 1316LINUX INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION

3 credit hours

ITNW 1358NETWORK+

3 credit hours

ITNW 1313COMPUTER VIRTUALIZATION

3 credit hours

ITSY 2343COMPUTER SYSTEM FORENSICS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 30

*Capstone for this course will consist of passing a comprehensive departmental exam.