Cybersecurity

The Certificate of Technical Studies in Cybersecurity is meant to provide individuals with technical education in information assurance. The curriculum is based upon the Core Knowledge Units developed by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Students will gain skills in basic data analysis; programming; networking concepts; IT systems components; system administration; fundamental security design principles; cyber-threats and cyber-defense; cryptography; and policy, legal, ethics and compliance. 

This certificate is a subset of courses leading to the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology's concentration in Network Administration & Security and also to a BS in Management Information Systems. 

The NSA and DHS have designated Missoula College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber-Defense Two-Year Education (CAE2Y). Those students completing the list of courses: CSCI 105, CSCI 172, CSCI 215E, ITS 150, ITS 214, ITS 222 will receive special recognition indicating completion of an NSA and DHS approved Cybersecurity CAE program of study. 

Certificate of Technical Studies - Cybersecurity

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 18

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: All students are required to take at least one course at Missoula College from the following list: CSCI 215E, ITS 150, or ITS 222.

 

Summary

Programming3
Data Analysis3
Policy, Legal, Ethics and Compliance3
Networking & IT Systems Components3
System Administration3
Security Design Principles, Cyber Threats/Defense, and Cryptography3
Total Hours18

Programming

Note: Only Mountain Campus students are eligible to register for BMIS 365.

Select one of the following:3
Computer Fluency
Fund of Computer Science I
Business App Development
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Data Analysis

Required:3
Intro to Computer Modeling
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Policy, Legal, Ethics and Compliance

Note: Only Mountain Campus students are eligible to register for ACTG 321.

Select one of the following:3
Social & Ethical Issues in CS
Acct Information Systems I
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Networking & IT Systems Components

Required:3
CCNA 1: Exploration
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


System Administration

Note: Only Mountain Campus students are eligible to register for BMIS 471.

Select one of the following:3
Network OS - Desktop
Network OS - Infrastructure
Fund of Network & Security Management
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Security Design Principles, Cyber Threats/Defense, and Cryptography

Note: Only Mountain Campus students are eligible to register for BMIS 472.

Select one of the following:3
Enterprise Security
Advanced Network & Security Management
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-