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Certificate of Technical Studies in Senior Systems Managers

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Senior Systems Managers program 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 Senior Systems Managers program 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, and includes instruction on technologies to keep network assets secure, conducting forensic analyses, encryption techniques, and organizational security management. This CTS is aligned with the CNSS 4011-4016. Therefore, students who complete this CTS will receive a certificate acknowledging their receipt of CNSS 4011-4016.

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 Senior Systems Managers 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.

Gainful Employment

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Required courses for Certificate of Technical Studies in Senior Systems Managers

First Semester Hours
CIT 115: Network Defense 3
CIT 170: Microsoft Windows Server 3
CIT 210: Advanced Networking Topics 3
CIT 220: System Security 3
Second Semester Hours
CIT 225: Network Security Design 3
CIT 279: Information Assurance 3
CIT 280: Computer Forensics 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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