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

IT Security and Audit Control Certificate

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Total Credits: 17

Major Number: 5827
CIP Code: 11.1003

Program Description

This certificate is designed for students, graduates, and professionals interested in IT security & auditing fields. This program provides more in-depth skills and knowledge for IT professionals and students seeking a career in security field. Students who complete this award may work in the computer technology fields supporting companies and performing operational audits, including system development audits, to ensure that internal controls are in place, that policies and procedures are effective, and that employees operate in compliance with approved policies. Graduates will also assist law enforcement to fight against cyber terrorism and crimes.

Program Prerequisites

Assessment score placement in MATH 0070  or above, or completion of MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of “C” or higher, assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 , or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of “C” or higher, assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of “C” or higher. AND Completion of CVF 1065  with a grade of “C” or higher OR Instructor consent.

Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 17

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:

  • Perform a practical security audit in a real-world situation e.g. audit university computer lab.
  • Audit/test controls on data integrity in end-user applications e.g. databases/spreadsheets/websites.
  • Detection of network security attacks and configuration of protective mechanisms e.g. firewalls
  • Demonstrate practical experience of operation and application of an encryption technology eg. PGP.
  • Explain information systems threats, vulnerabilities, risks and controls.
  • Explain computer security implementation standards/technologies/methods.
  • Implement computer audit practice standards/technologies/methods.
  • Explain legal/regulatory/standards frameworks for security/audit operations in UK, USA, Europe.
  • Describe computer crime, police and forensic methods, and collection/presentation of legal evidence.
  • Discuss security management for systems development, systems maintenance, and systems compliance.

Program Contact Information

Israel Alade 651.773.1787 Room 1743 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.


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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