Cybersecurity, Certificate of Proficiency

Forest Park

This program provides the foundation courses to prepare IT students to apply for entry level information assurance/security technician/practitioners positions that support planning, implementing, upgrading, and monitoring security measures for the protection of computer networks and information systems. Students, through in-depth theory and extensive hands-on activities, will develop skills to ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure, and will develop skills to respond to computer security breaches and viruses. Includes instruction in computer architecture, programming, and systems analysis; networking; cryptography; security system design; applicable law and regulations; risk assessment and policy analysis; contingency planning; user access issues; investigation techniques; and troubleshooting.

Pre-employment background screening is required for any candidate seeking employment in the cybersecurity field.

To be successful, persons interested in the program should possess a strong foundation in computer hardware/software troubleshooting skills, equivalent to the CompTIA A+ certification.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting stlcc.edu/enroll.

MTH 140Intermediate Algebra3
IS 112Software and Hardware Concepts3
IT 100Introduction to Cybersecurity1
IS 139Web Publishing3
IS 153C# Programming I4
or IS 187 Java Programming I
IS 225Database Management4
IS 229Unix/Linux I3
IS 237Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security3
IS 265Web Scripting Technologies3
IT 101Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5
IT 120Enterprise Security Management3
IT 121Secure E-Commerce and E-Government3
or IS 264 Unix/Linux II
IT 212Ethical Hacking3
IT 214Systems Security Engineering3
IT 216Digital Forensics3
Total Credit Hours47