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Certificate of Technical Studies in Information Systems Security Professionals

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Senior Systems Managers Information Systems Security Professionals will be able to:

  1. read and interpret technical literature and convey technical information through verbal and written communication;
  2. analyze critically and solve real world security issues understanding the legal and ethical concerns;
  3. demonstrate security awareness in order to analyze critically and react to new developments in their field;
  4. utilize the critical thinking skills to collect, analyze and interpret technical data collected through investigation and experimentation; and
  5. implement simple computer networks and firewalls to gain hands-on experience.

Specific Degree Information:

The goal of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Information Systems Security Professionals credential is to provide students with the skills needed to manage an organization's network security needs. The program prepares individuals to function as entry-level network security specialists, to keep network assets secure, conduct forensic analyses, practice encryption techniques, and organize security management.

  • Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor concerning required courses and sequencing for this degree.
  • Students who are in the internship of the CTS Information Systems Security Professionals Program must be available for 100 hours of internship.
  • Students must apply for an internship with the program director the semester prior to the start of the desired internship.
  • A prerequisite to applying to internship is the completion of at least one approved industry-based certification.
  • Internship students must be prepared to complete internship rotations at an out of town facility.
  • Internship students must adhere to internship site requirements which include but may not be limited to background checks, drug screens, and orientation meetings.
  • Internship students must provide documentation of achievement of one additional accredited, approved industry-based certifications by the end of the internship.

*In special circumstances the internship may be substituted with Dean and Program Director approval with a 200 level CIT course and completion of two approved industry-based certifications

Gainful Employment

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Required courses for Certificate of Technical Studies in Information Systems Security Professionals

First Semester Hours
CIS 100: Information Technology Principles 3
CIT 110: Ethics in Information Technology 3
CIT 112: Support of Emerging Technologies (A+) 3
CIT 115: Network Defense 3
Second Semester Hours
CIT 101: Network Essentials 3
CIT 102: Problem Solving and Programming Techniques 3
CIT 225: Network Security 3
CIT 299: Cyber Internship 3
Total Credit Hours 24
Due to the requirements of the Committee on National Security Systems, all classes listed above must be taken at Bossier Parish Community College to ensure that all of the Committee concepts have been taught in the class. Therefore, no Prior Learning Matrix substitutions may be used to receive this credential.

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