Dec 04, 2023
Total Credits: 24
Major Number: 5922
CIP Code: 11.1003
Cybersecurity is the activity or process, ability or capability, or state whereby information and communications systems and the information contained therein are protected from and/or defended against damage, unauthorized use or modification, or exploitation. This program is designed to fill a critical and growing need for cybersecurity personnel in the public and private sector.
Students completing this curriculum will be capable of investigating and defending computer crimes/attacks, properly seize and recover computer evidence. To combat cybercrime, students in the Cybersecurity, Virtualization and Forensics program will study counter measures against hacking, spam, and computer viruses through Reverse Engineering Malware and evidence gathering. Graduates may work in a variety of computer security related fields including cybersecurity, network security, information assurance, computer incident investigation and digital forensics analysis. This certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment in the cybersecurity field.
Course placement into MATH 0070 or above, or completion of MATH 0030 or MATH 0060 with a grade of C or higher, course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher OR Instructor consent.
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
MnTC/General Education Requirements
MnTC Elective Requirements
Additional Elective Requirements
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
See Century College Policy 126.96.36.199
Students in this program may be eligible to receive additional resources towards industry certification from Splunk, Google, Cloudera, EMC.
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
- Develop an understanding of cybersecurity tools, techniques and technologies
- Demonstrate an understanding of how traditional intelligence methods and procedures are applied to the cybersecurity domain
- Demonstrate critical thinking and information application related to the discipline of cybersecurity, to include intelligence, computer forensics and cyber operations
- Demonstrate understanding of the legal and technical aspects of a cybercrime investigation and the application of computer forensic tools
- Show how ethical issues impact decision making in the cybersecurity area
- Develop an understanding of different forms of malware
- Develop an understanding of risk assessment and management methods related to cybersecurity and national critical infrastructures
- Demonstrate an understanding of cyberdefense and attack methods.
Program Contact Information
Israel Alade 651.773.1787 Room 1743 East
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
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