Information Technology Cyber Security Degree Courses

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours
BUSM 1260 Syllabus (PDF)

BUSM 1260 - Project Management

In this course, students will learn ways to manage all aspects of a project. Project Management (PM) concepts enable projects to be planned, managed, and delivered on time, on budget, and with high quality. This course covers nine major sub-disciplines of Project Management based on the Project Management Institute’s PM Book of Knowledge (PMBOK). This course satisfies the education requirement for the Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) test. Certification testing is governed by the Project Management Institute, and this is not a prep class for the exam. PMI Certification is internationally recognized and highly portable to a number of industries and businesses.

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours
COMM 1010 Syllabus (PDF)

COMM 1010 - Speech

This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. (OTM for Oral Communication TMCOM and TAG# OCM013)

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
ENGL 1010 Syllabus (PDF)

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)Required Prerequisite(s): READ0080 & WRIT0090 or take ENGL0040 (minimum grade of C- required for all), or qualifying placement test scores

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
ENGL 1030 Syllabus (PDF)

ENGL 1030 - English Composition II

This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)Required Prerequisite(s): Take ENGL-1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better.

4 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours | 3 Lab Hours
ITEC 1410 Syllabus (PDF)

ITEC 1410 - Cisco CCNA - Security

This Cisco Academy-based curriculum prepares the student to design, implement, and support a security infrastructure; recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks; and mitigate security threats. Cisco CCNA Security courseware is recognized by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) to meet the CNSS 4011 training standard. This is an instructor led class supplemented with anytime access to online expert content. As you progress through the course you will practice on both real and simulated equipment using Cisco’s Packet Tracer network simulator. Course benefits: immediate feedback on your work through built-in interactive course materials, quizzes, and tests; prepares you for the security workplace with collaborative projects and presentations; introduces you to the global Cisco Networking Academy community. This course, together with ITEC1635 prepares students for Cisco’s CCNA – Security certification. Exam: IINS 210-260.Required Prerequisite(s): Take ITEC-1635 with a minimum grade of C-

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 3 Lab Hours
ITEC 1430 Syllabus (PDF)

ITEC 1430 - Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

This ethical hacking and countermeasures course prepares students for EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam. The course focuses on hacking techniques and technology from an offensive perspective. The student will learn to scan, test, hack and secure systems. Students will learn the five phases of ethical hacking: reconnaissance; gaining access; enumeration; maintaining access; and covering their tracks. Throughout the course students will be immersed in a hacker’s mindset, evaluating not just logical, but physical security-exploring every possible point of entry to find the weakest link in an organization.Required Prerequisite(s): Take ITEC-1640 ITEC-1650 and ITEC-1840 with a Minimum Grade of C- OR take ITEC-1635 and ITEC-1690 with a Minimum Grade of C-.

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
ITEC 1610 Syllabus (PDF)

ITEC 1610 - IT Essentials

This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as more advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an information and communications technology (ICT)professional. The curriculum helps students prepare for entry-level ICT career opportunities and the CompTIA A+ certification. CTAG# CTIT014

2 Credits | 1 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
ITEC 1620 Syllabus (PDF)

ITEC 1620 - Wireshark 101

This course provides a starting point for analyzing network traffic, troubleshooting network performance, and detecting network security related incidents. Students will capture, filter, and analyze network traffic based on network protocols, applications, and data origin.Required Prerequisite(s): Take ITEC-1635 or ITEC-1640 with a minimum grade of C-

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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ITEC 1650 - Linux Fundamentals (Linux+)

This course presents an overview of Linux operating systems and an introduction to data communication concepts in Linux environments. Architecture, package management, and GNU/Unix commands are discussed. Basic Linux shell and scripting tools are demonstrated. Students learn how to install and administer essential Linux system and networking services. This course prepares students for CompTIA’s Linux+ certification.

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
ITEC 1690 Syllabus (PDF)

ITEC 1690 - Network Security (Security+)

This course helps students acquire the knowledge and skills required to identify risk and to employ risk mitigation activities that ensure infrastructure and operational security with respect to network and data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Students will use a variety of tools to capture, analyze, and generate network traffic. Students will also gain an awareness of applicable security policies, laws, and regulations. This course prepares students for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.Required Prerequisite(s): Take ITEC-1420 or ITEC-1610 with a minimum grade of C-.

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
ITEC 1810 Syllabus (PDF)

ITEC 1810 - Microsoft Office for IT Professional

This course prepares students to use the advanced features of Microsoft Office in a business environment. The skills learned in this course will prepare students to support business users, use the integrated tools within Microsoft Office, and apply advanced skills for analysis, reporting and presentations. Students are expected to be familiar with the fundamentals of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competency by producing integrated presentations, documents, spreadsheets, and relational databases.Required Prerequisite(s): Take CISS-1020 or CISS1010 or appropriate score on the Computer Literacy Assessment.

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
ITEC 1860 Syllabus (PDF)

ITEC 1860 - Introduction to Programming

Python is a user-friendly, object-oriented programming language. This course provides a clear, accessible, and skill-focused approach to programming with Python using Python 3. The course offers students a thorough overview of multiple applied areas, including image processing, cryptography, astronomy, the Internet, and bioinformatics. Problem sets are based on real-world examples and problem-solving rather than language features. This course offers students a solid platform of key problem-solving skills that translate easily across programming languages.

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
ITEC 1870 Syllabus (PDF)

ITEC 1870 - Structured Query Language with SQL Server

Introduces the principles of managing relational databases using SQL (Structured Query Language). Students will demonstrate their understanding of the concepts learned in the course by creating a database using Transact SQL to create, populate and drop tables, views, and synonyms; query and update the database; and perform access control.

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
ITEC 2410 Syllabus (PDF)

ITEC 2410 - Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems

This course presents an overview to Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and an introduction to the security tools used to implement these technologies. Deploying an IDS/IPS on a network and tuning the platform to work in conjunction with network traffic flow will be demonstrated. Students will learn the role of an IDS/IPS in the network and how to deploy these technologies to operate effectively.Required Prerequisite(s): Take ITEC-1430, ITEC-1650; Minimum Grade C-;

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
ITEC 2430 Syllabus (PDF)

ITEC 2430 - Open Source Security Tools (OSST)

One way to achieve sound defensive security is through an offensive mindset. This course introduces open source security tools with a focus on Kali Linux. Students will learn about open source security tools and how to exploit these technologies effectively-both offensively and defensively. A variety of open source tools will be demonstrated covering topics such as: Vulnerability Analysis, Wireless Attacks, Forensic Tools, Stress Testing, Sniffing & Spoofing, Hardware Hacking, and more. Through a series of progressively more difficult labs, students will utilize open source security tools to defend and attack both simulated and actual networks.Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take ITEC-2410; Minimum Grade C-;

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
ITEC 2450 Syllabus (PDF)

ITEC 2450 - Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

This course is based on EC-Council’s Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator course and presents a detailed methodological approach to computer forensics and evidence analysis. This is a comprehensive course covering major forensic investigation scenarios. The course enables students to acquire necessary hands-on experience on various forensic investigation techniques and standard forensic tools necessary to successfully carry out a computer forensic investigation leading to prosecution.Required Prerequisite(s): Take ITEC-1430; Minimum Grade C-;

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
ITEC 2500 Syllabus (PDF)

ITEC 2500 - Capstone for Cyber Security Professional (Take ITEC-2500 or ITEC-2980 and ITEC-2990)

This course requires students to work in teams to analyze, design, implement, and manage solutions for a comprehensive project. Teams document and present their work in formal settings throughout the course. Final presentations are reviewed by one or more information technology professionals.Required Prerequisite(s): Take COMM-1010, ENGL-1030, and also take ITEC-2410 and ITEC-2430 with a minimum grade C- in those courses.

1 Credits | 10 Hours 
ITEC 2980 Syllabus (PDF)

ITEC 2980 - Cooperative Work Experience (Take ITEC-2500 or ITEC-2980 and ITEC-2990)

A cooperative work experience provides an opportunity for students to obtain practical work experience in the Information Technology field while earning college credit. This on or off campus employment experience can be paid or unpaid. The work experience is coordinated by a faculty member who visits the job site for a conference with the student and the supervisor at least once per semester. Students must complete 150 hours of work experience for each hour of credit. This class is Pass/No Pass (P/NP).Required Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed 18 semester hours of ITEC classes with a C- or better grade in each course.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take ITEC-2990

1 Credits | 1 Seminar Hours 
ITEC 2990 Syllabus (PDF)

ITEC 2990 - Seminar (Take ITEC-2500 or ITEC-2980 and ITEC-2990)

This course is taken concurrently with ITEC2980 Cooperative Work Experience. Students will discuss their work place experiences, identify the skills required, assess their performance, and present their learning experience and how it prepared them for a career in Information Technology. Students must obtain permission from the instructor to enroll in this class. This class is Pass/No Pass (P/NP).Required Concurrent Course(s): Take ITEC-2980;

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
MATH 1030 Syllabus (PDF)

MATH 1030 - Variable Relationships; Algebra and Graphing

This course primarily presents variable relationships, both algebraically as well as graphically. A short presentation of descriptive statistics is included. Topics include dimensional analysis, algebra skills, functions, equation solving, ratio and proportion, variation, working with formulas, and additional emphasis on applied problems.Required Prerequisite(s): MATH0074 (minimum grade of C-) or qualifying placement test scores

ELECTIVES

There are also 3 elective courses required for this degree. Please see the curriculum worksheet, opens in a new window for a current electives list.

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