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Information Technology (with a specialization in Cyber Security)
Purpose: The rapid growth of the Internet, on-line databases, and e-commerce has increased the demand for technicians who understand IT security. The Cyber Security specialization curriculum prepares the student to enter the job market as an entry-level cyber security specialist, network security technician, or penetration tester.
Occupational Objectives: Computer Industrial Technician • Network Security Technician • Cyber Security Specialist • Penetration Tester
Admission Requirements: Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college after completing the Specialization degree requirements should inform their faculty advisors at the beginning of studies to determine the appropriate courses that meet transfer requirements.
Program Requirements: The Cyber Security specialization is a two-year program combining instruction required for competence as a technician in an industrial or business environment. The first year of the Cyber Security specialization program is designed to establish general computer concepts. The second year develops this base in a number of important areas such as specific training in scripting, cryptography, information assurance, cyber threats, IT system components and networking technologies.