The Cybersecurity program prepares information security professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to protect systems and information against an evolving landscape of potential hazards. The program extends an introduction to technology and its use in the information technology industry and builds to prepare you to apply information security standards and practices to a variety of data systems. You will gain experience with the basics and complexities of Windows and Linux operating systems, networking, server virtualization, and containers. You will then explore how to apply this knowledge to develop a comprehensive information security program plan. Through close study of vulnerability assessments, threat detection, incident response, recovery plans, information assurance, and compliance with applicable rules, the curriculum will equip you to execute hands-on projects that reinforce your technical skills and their implementation across practical systems and scenarios.
Bachelor's Completion Objective Our goal is to provide you with knowledge and practical skills to prepare you for entry-level industry positions in the field of cybersecurity. In addition to gaining a foundational understanding of security planning, implementation and system life cycles, you will understand how to identify threats, respond to incidents, and protect information assets. While building your technical proficiency, your education will help you develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that will contribute to lifelong learning, providing you with tools to help sustain a long and productive professional career in the cybersecurity and information technology industries.
Note: This program is a degree completion program. Entering students must have a related associate degree or higher level degree and must complete 60 semester hours.