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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Security/Assurance Certificate

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Total Credits: 16

Major Number: 5600
CIP Code: 11.1003

Program Description

This certificate provides students with the professional competencies specified by the world’s two most prominent authorities in information assurance-the joint National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security Committee on National Security Standards (CNSS), and the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) organizations’ requirements for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential. Students that complete this certificate are prepared for careers as information systems security officers, information security analysts, administrators and consultants, risk managers and auditors.

Program Prerequisites

Proficiency in the knowledge and skills related to configuring and maintaining routers and switches and a fundamental understanding of the principles of information security as demonstrated by: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification and a relevant industry certification in the IT security field, or successful completion of ITT 2032 , ECT 1030 , and CVF 1083  (or ITT 1021 ) with a grade of “C” or higher. Relevant work experience may also be used as entry criteria with instructor consent.

Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 16

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements


MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


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:

  • Demonstrate effectiveness in the use and scan of a network with heterogeneous operating systems and identify security vulnerabilities
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in the use of computer forensic tools, procedures, techniques, and hardware as well as maintain physical evidence.
  • Demonstrate effective research, planning, and security management of software updates and fixes
  • Develop and implement effective security and disaster recovery systems and policies
  • Demonstrate strategies with a variety of security problems

Program Contact Information

Luke Andresen 651.779.3236 Room 1744 East

Sample Plan

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.

Semester 1

Total Credits: 9

Total Credits: 7


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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