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Cybersecurity Option

Associate in Science

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements and applies ONLY to students entering the program beginning fall 2019. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should 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.

CIT-113 satisfies the Learning Community requirement.

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

CIT-182 PC Hardware and Software
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: RDG-095 or ESL-098 or placement

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 and ENG-095 or placement

GenEd-QPS Quantitative Problem Solving
3-4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

(Formerly Area 4)

Choose one MAT course from Quantitative Problem Solving Menu.

Prerequisites: MAT-097 or MAT-098 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-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

CIT-167 Cisco Networking II
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: CIT-162

ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

Total Credits:
Summer Semester Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
GenEd-CCC Community & Cultural Contexts
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Areas 2 and 3)

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
CIT-264 Networking Security
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: CIT-162

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

Elective CIT Elective
3-4

Elective Options:

  • CIT-221  Advanced Computer Forensics
  • CIT-225  Adv Python Programming
  • CIT-262  Wireless Technology
  • CIT-267  CISCO Networking III
  • CIT-270  Linux Administration/Lab
  • CIT-274  CISCO Networking IV
  • CIT-282  MS Windows Administration/Lab
  • CRJ-245  Cyber Crime-Justice in  the Virtual World
GenEd-SR Scientific Reasoning
Scientific Reasoning
4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.

(Formerly Area 5)

Choose one course from the Scientific Reasoning Menu

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
CIT-273 Ethical Hacking
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: CIT-268 or CIT-270 or Chair approval

CIT-275 Information Security Seminar
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Pre/co-requisite: CIT-273

Elective CIT Elective
3-4

Elective Options:

  • CIT-221  Advanced Computer Forensics
  • CIT-225  Adv Python Programming
  • CIT-262  Wireless Technology
  • CIT-267  CISCO Networking III
  • CIT-270  Linux Administration/Lab
  • CIT-274  CISCO Networking IV
  • CIT-282  MS Windows Administration/Lab
  • CRJ-245  Cyber Crime-Justice in  the Virtual World
GenEd-E General Education Elective
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Choose a course from the General Education Scientific Reasoning, Community/Cultural Contexts, Creative Work or Elective Menus.

GenEd-CW Creative Work
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

Choose one course from Creative Work Menu

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 25, 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

The 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 will qualify for positions as entry-level information security professionals.