Cybersecurity C.T.S.

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: 2020-21

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

Programming

3

Data Analysis

3

Policy, Legal, Ethics and Compliance

3

Networking & IT Systems Components

3

System Administration

3

Security Design Principles, Cyber Threats/Defense, and Cryptography

3

Total Hours

18


Programming

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

CSCI 105

Computer Fluency

CSCI 135

Fund of Computer Science I

BMIS 365

Business App Development

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Data Analysis

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

CSCI 172

Intro to Computer Modeling

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Policy, Legal, Ethics and Compliance

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

CSCI 215E

Social & Ethical Issues in CS

ACTG 321

Acct Information Systems I

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Networking & IT Systems Components

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

ITS 150

CCNA 1: Exploration

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


System Administration

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

ITS 210

Network OS - Desktop

ITS 214

Network OS - Infrastructure

BMIS 471

Fund of Network & Security Management

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Security Design Principles, Cyber Threats/Defense, and Cryptography

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

ITS 222

Enterprise Security

BMIS 472

Advanced Network & Security Management

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-