Information Technology Cyber Security Degree Courses

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.

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)

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

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.

HIST 1010 - American History I

Take HIST 1010 or Humanities Elective

This American Studies course is an introductory survey course covering the development of American politics, law, religion, philosophy, art and literature from 1600 to 1877. The goal of the course is to help students understand the cultural development of the United States especially in relation to its religion, art, philosophy, law, and political system. (TAG # OHS043 or if combined with HIST1030 OHS010. This course also meets the requirements for the OTM Arts and Humanities – TMAH)

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 3 Lab Hours
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ITEC 1420 - Introduction to Information Security

Take ITEC 1420 or ITEC 1610

This course provides an overview of security challenges and strategies of countermeasure in the information systems environment. Topics include definition of terms, concepts, elements, and goals incorporating industry standards and practices with a focus on confidentiality, availability and integrity aspects of information systems.

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 3 Lab Hours
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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
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ITEC 1610 - IT Essentials

Take ITEC 1420 or ITEC 1610

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
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ITEC 1640 - Introduction to Networks (CCENT I)

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. This course, together with ITEC1645, prepares students for Cisco’s CCENT certification exam. CTAG: CTIT007

2 Credits | 1 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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ITEC 1645 - Routing and Switching Essentials (CCENT II)

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small to medium-sized business (SMB) network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches, and resolve common issues with virtual LANs and inter-VLAN routing, in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. This course together, with ITEC1640, prepares students for Cisco’s CCENT certification exam. CTIT008

Required Prequisite(s): Take ITEC 1640 (minimum grade 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
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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
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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
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ITEC 1840 - Ethics in Information Age

This course provides a strong understanding of the legal, ethical, and societal implications of information technology. Updated to cover the latest technological developments, this edition examines issues associated with the professional code of ethics, cyberattacks and cybersecurity, security risk assessment, privacy, electronic surveillance, freedom of expression, censorship, protection and infringement of intellectual property, development of high-quality software systems, the impact of IT on society, social networking, and the ethics of IT corporations.

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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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
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ITEC 2420 - Advanced Network Security

This course offers an introduction to virtual private networks (VPNs) and firewalls for securing a network. Various network security-related issues are introduced and examined. Different types of VPNs for securing data in an organizational setup are discussed as well as the benefits and architecture of a VPN and how to implement a VPN. Other topics include the utility of firewalls in tackling security problems and the limitations of a firewall. In addition, instruction is also given on how to construct, configure, and administer a firewall and the functionality of a firewall.

Required Prerequisite(s): Take ITEC1430c (minimum grade of C-), ITEC1690 (minimum grade of C-)

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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ITEC 2450 - Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

This course offers an introduction to cloud computing overview, concepts, and models. This course serves as a basis for understanding the standard cloud terminologies and methodologies needed to implement, maintain, and support cloud technologies and infrastructure. This course covers 100% of all exam CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-002, with a practical focus on real-world skills. Topics include cloud service and delivery models, various types of disk storage systems network infrastructure and management, virtualization components, performance tuning, systems management, troubleshooting and security. Mobile Device Management (MDM), business continuity and disaster recovery are also covered.

Required Prerequisite(s): ITEC1420 (minimum grade of C-) or ITEC1610 (minimum grade of C-)

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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ITEC 2460 - Cloud Computing

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
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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.

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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ITEC 2610 - Implementing Windows Server

This course focuses on the installation, storage, and compute features in Windows Server 2016. It covers general installation tasks and considerations, and the management of images for deployment. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to implement and configure Windows Server compute resources and Hyper-V virtualization services in an enterprise environment. This course prepares students for Microsoft’s 70-740 certification exam: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016.

Required Prerequisite(s): Take ITEC 1420 (minimum grade of C- required) or ITEC1610 (minimum grade of C- required)

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

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

SOCY 1010 - Cultural Diversity and Racism

Take SOCTY 2010 or Social Science Elective

Sociological exploration of American racial and ethnic groups. Emphasis placed on the social construction of race and ethnicity, patterns of intergroup contact. Historical comparative analysis of selected groups with emphasis on economic, political and structural inequalities.  Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS 050 Race and Ethnicity. This course also meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Sciences TMSBS.

STAT 1010 - Probability and Statistics

This course provides the student with an overview of probability and statistics.  Probability terminology, concepts and rules are emphasized in solving probability problems.  Descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, charts, tables and diagrams are used to summarize data.  The student is introduced to the binomial, Poisson, hyper-geometric, normal and t-distributions.  Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression are used to make conclusions concerning population parameters from sample data. This course meets the requirements for OTM Introductory Statistics TMM010.

Required Prerequisite(s) or Concurrent: Take MATH0084 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test score or STAT0086 concurrently


There is also an elective course required for this degree. Please see the curriculum worksheet (PDF), opens in a new window for a current electives list.

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