Overview

The Department of Information Systems Technology offers coursework in a Cyber Security Infrastructure Program. The Cyber Security Program will provide students the skills to become knowledgeable and skilled in a layered approach to computer systems security. The education process will train students for entry-level positions as network security technicians, data security analysts, and systems security administrators. The program provides students an introduction to the latest security technologies and best practices. Students will examine issues related to network security hardware, security awareness and education, security planning and defense, network security organization, and the legal and ethical issues associated with information systems security. Students also will complete multiple projects throughout the two year program to solidify new knowledge and skills. Students completing this degree program will be able to use the curriculum fundamentals learned to prepare for the CCNA, CCNAS, Network+, and Security+ industry certification exams. This program is designed for students to enter the Cyber Security field at an entry-level position.

Why Great Bay?

This new AS Degree is in high demand by all sectors of industry and government.  IST Faculty has invested over two years in personal training and professional development to bring this degree program to GBCC for our students and the career opportunities they will pursue with this training.

Career Options

  • Cyber Security Specialist        $82,500
  • Network Engineer                    $60,000
  • Server Administrator               $64,000
  • Network Support Specialist    $60,000

Related Degrees

First Year – Fall Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
ENGL110GCollege Composition I404

MATH145G/147G

Quantitative Reasoning/

Quantitative Reasoning Plus

4/50/04/5
OR
MATH170GDiscrete Mathematics505
IST122GIntroduction to Networks223
IST123GRouting and Switching Essentials223
Total Credits14-15

First Year – Spring Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
MATH170GDiscrete Mathematics404
OR
MATH225G

Probability and Statistics

404
IST142GVirtualization Essentials223
IST222GScaling Networks223
CIS146Linux l223
CIS177GIntroduction to Python223
Total Credits16

First Year – Summer Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
IST266GSecurity+223
Total Credits3

Second Year – Fall Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
POLSXXXSocial/Political Science Elective303
IST263GInformation Assurance / Information Risk Management223

CIS148G/

(CIS158G)

Introduction to Java

OR (Introduction to C++

2

(2)

2

(2)

3

(3)

IST264GConfiguration Security Appliance223
Total Credits12

Second Year – Spring Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits

BIOL101G /

(BIOL106G)

Lab Science Elective: Human Disease OR

(Lab Science Elective: Human Body)

3

(3)

2

(2)

4

(4)

IST265GCCNA CyberSecurity Operations 2 23
PHIL240GEthics303
IST262GAdvanced Network Security223
Total Credits13

Second Year – Summer Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
IST275GNetwork Protocols and Services223
Total Credits3

Total Overall Credits : 61-62

 

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE COURSES

CR

ENGL110G

College Composition I

4

MATH170G

Discrete Math

4

BIOL101 or

(BIOL106)

Human Disease or

(Human Body)

4

(4)

POLSXXX

Social Science Elective

3

PHIL240G

Ethics

3

MATH145/147

Math Elective¹

4/5

MATH225

Math Elective²

4

 

Total

26/27

CYBER SECURITY MAJOR COURSES

Up to 18 credits at the 100 levels

CR

CIS177G

Introduction to Python

3

IST122G

Introduction to Networks

3

IST123G

Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE)

3

IST142G

Virtualization Essentials

3

CIS146G

Linux I

3

CIS148G or

(CIS158G)

Introduction to Java or

(Introduction to C++)

3

(3)

At least 21 credits at the 200 levels

IST222G

Enterprise, Networking, Security, and Automation

3

IST262G

Advanced Network Security

3

IST263G

Risk Analysis

3

IST264G

Configuration Security Appliance

3

IST265G

CCNA Cyber Security Operations

3

IST275G

Network Protocols and Services

3

IST266G

Security+

3

Program Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Plan, configure, and implement network routers and switch configurations based on security “best practice”
  • Monitor the security infrastructure to analyze network problems and traffic flow
  • SNMP, Netflows, Syslog, Radius, Snort IDS
  • Identify and remediate network security vulnerabilities and threats
  • Understand the need for a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and the relationship between the two
  • Design, monitor and enforce an organizational security policy
  • Install, configure, and monitor a firewall
  • Introductory and advanced programming skills in either Java or C++

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62-63 Credits Required

Questions?

Contact an Admissions Representative at (603) 427-7600 ex 7500 or gbadmissions@ccsnh.edu