Our program provides development opportunities for students that lead to a two year associate's degree or a certificate in an IA discipline.
Evidence of IA degrees/areas of study/track or certificates
To understand the scope of student opportunities enjoyed by Bossier Parish Community College students, it is important to understand the uniqueness of its setting.
|Military:||The 2d Bomb Wing conducts the primary mission of Barksdale Air Force Base, La., with three squadrons of B-52H Stratofortress bombers - the 11th Bomb Squadron, which is the training squadron, the 20th Bomb Squadron and the 96th Bomb Squadron. Together they ensure the 2d Bomb Wing provides flexible, responsive, global combat capability, autonomously or in concert with other forces, and trains all active-duty and reserve B-52 crews.
The 2d Bomb Wing was assigned to the Air Force Global Strike Command on February 1, 2010. Air Force Global Strike Command will provide combat ready forces to conduct strategic nuclear deterrence and global strike operations in support of combatant commanders. More than 15,000 active-duty, Air Force Reserve members and civilians make up Barksdale's workforce. About 44 B-52 Stratofortress aircraft are also assigned to the wing.
|Civilian:||The Cyber Innovation Center is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation located in Bossier City, Louisiana. The CIC is the anchor of a 3,000 acre National Cyber Research Park and serves as catalyst for the development and expansion of a knowledge-based workforce throughout the region.
The Cyber Innovation Center/National Cyber Research Park works to create a knowledge-based workforce and diversify the region's economic base by promoting research, education, and technological innovation and fostering collaborative and strategic alliances between governmental agencies, private industry, and academic institutions.
Many of these employees and their dependents are Bossier Parish Community College students, as Bossier Parish Community College is located approximately five miles from the gates of Barksdale and right next door to the Cyber Innovation Center.
Bossier Parish Community College has developed many courses which incorporate into the two year associates degree and all six CNSS certificates. Faculty members associated with CSEC have worked across several states to standardize programs in the area of Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Digital Forensics.
Industry Certificates BPCC Courses
Certificates BPCC holds:
Course Descriptions within the Cyber Information Technology degree plans:
Bossier Parish Community College as articulation agreements with the following institutions:
Bossier Parish Community College works with area schools in five separate parishes to facilitate awareness and training for faculty and students. Students completing dual enrollment courses will obtain college credit toward the appropriate associate in applied science degree awarded by Bossier Parish Community College.
At this time we have agreements (MOI and crosswalk) with the following schools: Airline, Benton, Bossier, BPTS, Caddo Career Center, Glenbrook, Haughton, Haynesville, Homer, LA New Tech, Minden North DeSoto, Parkway. In the following parishes: Bossier, Caddo, Webster, Claiborne and DeSoto.
All the classes taught in the Bossier Parish Cyber Security program utilize a "hands-on" portion and some type of lab training. Courses that have a lab components: