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Cybersecurity Certificate Program

Certificate

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2019. Current students - log in to BHCC Self-Service to review the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students - go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
CIT-110 Applications/Concepts
CIT-113 Information Technology Problem Solving
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites for CIT-110 and CIT-113: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

CIT-162 Cisco Networking I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
CIT-118 Principles of Internet & Information Security
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: CIT-110 or CIT-113 or CIT-120 or Chair approval

CIT-264 Networking Security
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

CIT-264 aligns with the COMPTIA National Standards for Security + Certification

Prerequisite: CIT-162

CIT-268 Windows Operating Systems
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: CIT-110 or CIT-113 or CIT-120 or Chair approval

CIT-121 Introduction to Computer Forensics
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: CIT-110 or CIT-113 or CIT-120 or Chair approval

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
CIT-219 Information Security and Assurance
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: CIT-268

CIT-125 Python Programming
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: CIT-110 or CIT-113 or CIT-120 or CMT-121

CIT-273 Ethical Hacking
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: CIT-268 or CIT-270

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand network protocols and routing.
  • Understand commonly used network services - DNS, mail, web, etc. as well as less common network services.
  • Perform packet analysis and be able to identify malformed packets.
  • Understand differences between various operating systems - which OS an event came from and which OS is vulnerable to a certain attack.
  • Define the types of malicious software found in modern networks.
  • Explain the threats and countermeasures for physical security and social engineering.
  • Perform footprinting, port scans, and enumeration on a network.
  • Perform very simple programming in C, HTML, and Perl, specifically oriented towards the needs of network security professionals.
  • Identify Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities and to harden systems.
  • Identify Linux vulnerabilities and to protect servers.
  • Describe and deploy security devices, including routers, firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, and honeypots.
  • Describe the ethics associated with the use of hacking or penetration testing tools and techniques.

Career Outlook

This option is designed to align with the National Institute of Technology and Standards’ (NITS) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to ensure consistent, current, and flexible training in the growing technology field of Information Security. Graduates of this option may qualify for positions as entry level information security professionals.