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Cybersecurity (Cert.)

Degree Type: Certificate

Semester Credit Hours: 48

First Semester - 12 SCH

COSC 1301 - Introduction to Computing
ITCC 1314 - CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks
ITSC 1305 - Introduction to PC Operating Systems
ITSY 1300 - Fundamentals of Information Security

Second Semester - 12 SCH

ITCC 1344 - CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials
ITSY 1342 - Information Technology Security
ITNW 1354 - Implementing and Supporting Servers
ITNW 2305 - Network Administration

Third Semester - 12 SCH

ITSY 2330 - Intrusion Detection
ITSY 2300 - Operating System Security
ITSY 2301 - Firewalls and Network Security
ITSC 1325 - Personal Computer Hardware

Fourth Semester - 12 SCH

ITSY 2343 - Computer System Forensics
ITSY 2342 - Incident Response & Handling
ITSY 2345 - Network Defense and Countermeasures
GAME 1301 - Computer Ethics

Marketable Skills

  • Interacting with Computers
  • Gathering Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Ethics
  • Evaluating Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts
  • Implement security measures
  • Collaborate with others to resolve issues

Program Outcomes

  • Ability to conduct risk and vulnerablility assessments of existing and proposed networked systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cyber defense and attack methods.
  • Show how ethical issues impact decision making in the cybersecurity area.
  • Demonstrate techniques to design a secure network.
  • Troubleshoot an information security system.

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: workers on average earn $110,680; 10% of workers earn $67,660 or less; 10% of workers earn $165,070 or more.

Career Opportunities

Information Security Analyst; Cybersecurity Engineer; Network Security Engineer; Vulnerability Analyst/Penetration Tester; Cybersecurity Consultant; Security Architect; Security Auditor; Security Specialist; Computer Forensics Analyst; Ethical Hacker.

High School Endorsements

Business and Industry

Additional Educational Opportunities

Students may continue their education through a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science degree, in addition to various industry certifications.